Series - Haggard of West Bradenham

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Haggard of West Bradenham


  • 1856-1946 (Creation)

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The Haggard family were of Ware, Hertfordshire, from the 16th to the mid 18th century. Thereafter, until William Henry Haggard purchased the West Bradenham estate in Norfolk in 1818, they are recorded at Chesterford, Essex; Bromley St Leonard, St James, Clerkenwell, and St Mary, Stratford-le-Bow, Middlesex; Knebworth Place, Herts.; Park Street, Westminster; and Norwich. See pedigree in G.A. Carthew, 'History of East and West Bradenham' (Norwich, 1883), pp. 96-99.

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Father of Sir Henry Rider Haggard the author

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Brother of Sir Henry Rider Haggard, the author.
Born: 25 June 1846
Married Caroline Ann Carroll in 1875.
Died: 22 January 1926
From the Eastern Daily Press, June 1908:
'In the list of honours conferred on the occassion of his Majesty's birthday appears the name of Sir William Haggard, of Bradenham Hall, Norfolk, who is created K.C.M.G. For many years past he has been a distinguished member of the Diplomatic Service. From 1887 to 1890 he was secretary to the Legation at Athens. From 1890 to 1894 he was Minister-Resident and Consul-General to the Republic of Equador. In 1894 he was Consul-General at Tunis, and in 1897 Minister-Residenary in Venezuela, and at the present time is his Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Brazil. Sir William, who was created a C.B. in 1894 in recognition of his services in dealing with President Castro at Caracus, married in 1887 Emily Margaret, daughter of the late Mr. Joseph Hancox, and had issue two sons and two daughters.'
Children: William Rudolph Rivers, Ella Margaret Mary Margery, Sybil Maud, and Andrew Henry M.

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Main body of the records relate to two members of the Haggard family; William Henry Doveton Haggard 1846-1926 [WHD] and his father, William Meybourne Rider Haggard 1817-93 [WMR]. Other family members do feature and there are a small number of papers relating to the property of Sir Henry Rider Haggard, the author (son of WMR).

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Created 06/11/2013 by Droab. Modified 27/11/2018 by Droab.


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