Sunday, March 07, 2021

Richard Marriott 1930-2021

 _. Richard Marriott, who died 22 February, 2021, was Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire, 1996-2005, and High Sheriff of Humberside 1991-92, and squire of Boynton Hall, near Bridlington.

He was born 17 December, 1930, the son of Maj Rowland Arthur Marriott, OBE [1899-1992], of Cotesbach Hall, Leicestershire, and his wife the former Evelyn Alice Ursula Caillard [1907-97], scion of that landed gentry family, of Wingfield House. He was a grandson maternally of Maj William Maurice Copland due Quesne Caillard [1874-1955], and his first wife the former Lady Gertrude Alice Temple-Gore-Langton [1874-1919], daughter of the 4th Earl Temple of Stowe [1847-1902].

Evelyn Richard Copland Marriott was educated at Eton and Brasenose College, Oxford, he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Rifle Brigade, 1850-51; Lt-Col commanding 21st SAS Rgt [Artists] TA, 1966-69; career: with Brown Shipley & Co Ltd 1954-63; Partner Mullens & Co [Government Brokers] 1964-86; Director: Mercury Asset Management, 1986-96; Member of the Humberside Rural Development Commission 1986-95; Vice-President Officers' Association [Chairman 1977-86; RUSI 1993-98; Financial Adviser, Army Development Fund 1969-97 [Treasurer 1997-2000]; Airborne Forces Security Fund 1972-; Trustee, Special Air Service Association 1994; President of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society 1995-96; Member of the Council of the National Army Museum, 1991; Member of the Council of Hull University, 1994-2000; Vice-Pres Brynmor Jones Library, Hull, 1988; Trustee of the Buttle Trust 1985-98 [Deputy Chairman 1900-96]; Trustee, York Minster Fund 1987-2000; Chairman, Burton Constable Foundation, 1992; Member of the Advisory Panel, Greenwich Hospital 1981; &c.

He married in 1959, Janet [Sally] Coles, daughter of Capt Guy Roger Coles [1894-1944] and his wife the former Alice Ivy Henrietta Keswick [1899-1984], by whom he had two sons, Charlie and James.

His paternal grandfather, Charles Marriott, of Cotesbach Hall [born 1848], was the second son of the Rev James Marriott [1819-71], who married 19 Dec 1844, Lucy Henrietta Strickland [d 1871], daughter of Sir George Strickland, Bt, and his wife the former Mary Constable, of Wassand. The Rev James Marriott, inherited the Strickland property, including the Boynton estate, and under the terms of the will of Lady Strickland he assumed the surname of Goulton-Constable in lieu of Marriott.

From the Telegraph: His peripatetic childhood had taken him from Essex to London to West Sussex and, during the war years, to Farnley, outside Leeds, but it was not until 1981 that Richard and his wife, Sally, arrived in East Yorkshire, having bought Boynton Hall and its estate. With its family connections going back to the 1550s, the hall had been sold by Richard’s uncle in 1950. Over the following four decades the couple painstakingly repurchased its buildings, books, furniture, pictures and land. It was a source of joy to them to restore Boynton and share the house with friends and family.



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