Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Sir Charles John Jessel, 3rd Baronet 1924-2022

 Sir Charles Jessel, 3rd Baronet, farmer and nutrition consultant, died 1 April, 2022. He was 97.

Charles John Jessel was born 29 December, 1924, son of Sir George Jessel, 2nd Baronet [1891-1977], and his wife the former Muriel Gladys Chaplin [1884-1948], and he succeeded to the baronetcy [cr 1883], upon his father's death, 18 August, 1977.

Sir Charles, of Hastingleigh, Kent, married firstly, 9 June, 1956, Shirley Cornelia Waters [who died 23 Oct, 1977], daughter of John Waters, of Northampton; married 2ndly, in 1979 [div 1983], Gwendolyn Mary Devereux, daughter of Laurance Devereux, OBE, and widow of Charles Langer.

He served as a Lieutenant in the 15th/19th Hussars throughout the Second World War; Chairman of the Ashford Branch, of the National Farmers' Union 1963-64; Member of the Exec Committee of the Kent Branch of the NFU, 1960-73; President, Kent Branch of Men of the Trees 1979-85; Life Vice-President of the British Society of Dowsers, 1994 [Pres 1987-93]; Member, British Institute for Allergy and Environmental Therapy; a founding Director of the British Assoc of Nutritional Therapists, &c; JP for Kent 1960-78.

Sir Charles leaves two sons, George and Alastair, and a daughter, [Cornelia] Sarah from his first marriage. His elder son, George Elphinstone Jessel [who was born 15 Dec, 1957], now succeeds to the baronetcy.


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