Sir Cecil Herbert Edward Chubb

Sir Cecil Herbert Edward Chubb

Birth
Shrewton, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England
Death 22 Sep 1934 (aged 58)
Greater London, England
Burial Salisbury, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England
Memorial ID 45299988 · View Source
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Sir Cecil Herbert Edward Chubb, 1st Baronet was the last private owner of Stonehenge.
The eldest son of Alfred "Fred" and Mary Chubb
In 1902 he married Mary Bella Alice Finch
Stonehenge was put up for auction in 1915 by the Antrobus family following the death in World War I of the only surviving male heir. Cecil Chubb's interest in the local area led to him attending the sale, with him bidding and purchasing Lot 15 on a whim for £6,600 (about £379 thousand / €482 thousand / $623 thousand today), as he wished to avoid the stones being acquired by someone overseas. It is also speculated that he bought the stones as a present for his wife, only for her to be less than pleased with his new purchase.
which he donated to the British government in 1918
Chubb died of heart disease in London aged 58


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  • Created by: Wertypop
  • Added: 10 Dec 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 45299988
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Cecil Herbert Edward Chubb (14 Apr 1876–22 Sep 1934), Find a Grave Memorial no. 45299988, citing Devizes Road Cemetery, Salisbury, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England ; Maintained by Wertypop (contributor 46806984) .