|Birth: ||Jan. 29, 1836, Denmark|
Percival Lewis Hambro was the middle son of Charles Joachim Hambro, Baron Hambro and Caroline Maria Gostenhofer.
He was educated in England and studied at Merton College,Oxford.
Percival's father, Carl Joachim did not approve of his son's relationship with the young Grace-they had been deeply in love before she was even 16. Carl felt that Grace's father,Henry Otway Mayne, was a mere Major in the Indian army and he had wanted his son to marry the daughter of a wealthy City gentleman. On 9th February 1869, Percival wrote to Grace from Weymouth that he would ask for his father's blessing when he next went to London. On 24th February, 1869 the forthcoming wedding was reported in the local newspaper. Everard, Percival's younger brother, and his wife, Mary wrote warm letters of congratulations, but such short notice can scarcely have been satisfactory for either family.
Perhaps the timing of Carl's announcement on 1st March was significant, for he said that Percival had been advised to retire from the banking business for medical reasons! At that time Everard, who was six years younger than Percival, had grown up, and at 26, his turn had come to be made a partner in his father's firm
So, at the age of 33, he married the 18 year old Grace, on 13 March 1869, by whom he had one son 21 December 1869:
Henry [Harry"] Charles Thomas Hambro
and then twins on 10 Dec 1870-Stockbridge 2c 87
- Percival Otway [became Major-General Sir Percival Hambro]
- Grace Mary
[The birth of another child appears on the register:
Hambro Julia Annie Stockbridge 2c 87 ]
Within 21 months she had given birth to three children but she died at age 19 leaving all three children under one year old.
Deaths Dec 1870 Hambro Grace Otway 19 Stockbridge 2c 64.
Marriages Mar 1869
Hambro Percival Lewis Sturminster 5a 364
Mayne Grace Otway Sturminster 5a 364
They lived at Wallop House, a modest country mansion in Hampshire.
He was with C. J. Hambro & Son between 1857 and retired in 1869. He lived at Stapleton, Blandford, Dorset, England and at Milton Abbey, Dorset, England.
He married, secondly, Arabella Marianne Norman, daughter of Henry Norman and Arabella Beadon, on 4 February 1875.
by whom he had two daughters, one of whom was Dorothy, and two sons.
Norman Joachim Hambro
Bertram Emil Hambro
Marriages Mar 1875
HAMBRO Percival Lewis Kensington 1a 198
NORMAN Arabella Marianne Kensington 1a 198
Arabella was from the eminent banking family from Bromley in Kent. With the births of Dorothy, Norman and Bertram his family gew quickly and by 1880, he had four sons and two daughters.Five years on, his health failed again and he died at Brigmerston House in Wiltshire at the early age of 49. His children and their descendants were to perform important roles over the next 70 years.Harry, his eldest son inherited the Milton Abbey estate and pursued a lifelong career in the family bank.Percy, the second son rose to the rank of Major-General in the army.Norman died heroically in the Boer War, and Bertram died in the Great War.
Deaths Jun 1885
HAMBRO Percival Lewis 49 Amesbury 5a 115
Carl Joachim Hambro (1807 - 1877)
Caroline Gostenhofer Hambro (____ - 1852)
Grace Otway Mayne Hambro (____ - 1870)*
Grace Mary Hambro St. John-Mildmay (____ - 1920)*
Henry Charles Thomas Hambro (1869 - 1933)*
Percival Otway Hambro (1870 - 1931)*
Norman Joachim Hambro (1877 - 1899)*
Bertram Emil Hambro (1880 - 1915)*
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