Tuesday, February 14, 2006

8th Marquess of Ely

The Marquess of Ely, died in hospital, after a brief illness, 1 February, 2006. He was aged 92.
The 8th Marquess had been a member of the Trinity College School Community in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada for almost 70 years. He wasthe 9th Baronet (Ireland, cr. 1780); Viscount Loftus (Peerage of Ireland, cr. 1789), Baron Loftus (peerage of the UK, 1801); Earl of Ely (Peerage of Ireland, cr. 1794) and Marquess of Ely (Peerage of Ireland, cr. 1801).
Charles John Tottenham was born 30 May, 1913 (a kinsman of his predecessor, the 7th peer), the son of George Leonard Tottenham (BA, Oxon), by his wife Cecile Elizabeth, daughter of J.S. Burra, of Bockhanger, Kennington, Kent. His father was a grandson of Charles John Tottenham (b. 1808), eldest son of the Rt. Rev. Lord Robert Ponsonby Tottenham, Bishop of Clogher, who was second son of the 1st Marquess.
He was educated at College de Geneve, International School, Geneva; Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario (BA).
Career:-->Headamster, Boulden House, Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ontario, 1941-81. He succeeded to the peerages and baronetcy on the demise of his kinsman in 1969.
He married firstly, 1938, Katherine Elizabeth (who d. 1975), daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel W.H. Craig, of Kingston, Ontario; married 2ndly, 1978, Elspeth Ann (d. 1996), only daughter of P.T. Hay, of Highgate, and had issue by his first marriage, Charles John, styled Viscount Loftus, b. 2 February, 1943, who now succeeds to the peerages and baronetcy; Lord Timothy Craig, b. 1948; Lord Richard Ivor, b. 1954; the Rev. Lady Ann Elizabeth, b. 1940.

Source: Daily Telegraph 4 February 2006

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