Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
NameSir Charles SEELY 1st Bart , 5098
Birth1833
Death1915
FatherCharles SEELY , 6503 (1803-1887)
MotherMary HILTON , 6521 (-1884)
Spouses
Death1894
FatherWliiam EVANS , 6513
ChildrenJohn Edward Bernard , 721 (1868-1947)
 Charles Hilton , 9595 (1859-1926)
 Frank Evelyn , 1975 (1864-)
 Arthur , 6515
 Sylvia Ruth , 6516
 Mary , 6517
 Lilian , 6518
 Annie , 6519
 Floence Mary , 6520
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From Wikipedia

Colonel Sir Charles Seely, 1st Baronet KGStJ (11 August 1833 – 16 April 1915) was a British industrialist and politician.

Seely was Liberal Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Nottingham from 1869 to 1874 and 1880 to 1885, and for Nottingham West from 1885 to 1886, and Liberal Unionist MP for Nottingham West from 1892 to 1895. He was an industrialist (coal) and major landowner in the Isle of Wight and in Nottinghamshire. He was also a noted philanthropist. In October 1895 he was the 1st person to be presented with the honorary Freedom of the City of Nottingham, for "Eminent services and noble generosity towards the philanthropic institutions of the City." He was made a baronet on 19 February 1896.

He lived at Sherwood Lodge in Nottinghamshire, Brooke House on the Isle of Wight, and No.1 Carlton House Terrace in London. He also built Brook Hill House where J. B. Priestley, the famous author and playwright, later lived from 1948. He was a Deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, and High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire. He was the Colonel of the 1st Nottinghamshire (Robin Hood) Rifle Volunteers. He was Vice-Chairman of the first Nottinghamshire County Council. He was also a Knight of Grace Order of St John of Jerusalem. He married Emily Evans, sister of the businessman and politician Sir Francis Evans, 1st Baronet, on August 11, 1857.

Seely was a member of a family of politicians, industrialists and significant landowners. His father Charles Seely (1803–1887), eldest son Sir Charles Seely, 2nd Baronet, youngest son John Edward Bernard Seely, 1st Baron Mottistone, and grandson Sir Hugh Seely, 3rd Baronet and 1st Baron Sherwood were all Members of Parliament.

He was the grandfather of Frank James Wriothesley Seely, who married Vera Lilian Margaret Birkin, a sister of Freda Dudley Ward who was a mistress of Edward VIII while he was Prince of Wales. He is the great grandfather of Rachel Douglas-Home, 27th Baroness Dacre a descendant of Charles II of England, who married William Douglas-Home younger brother of the Prime Minister and 14th Earl Sir Alec Douglas-Home. He is the great great grandfather of George William Beaumont Howard, the current and 13th Earl of Carlisle whose principal family seat was Castle Howard. When he died in 1915 he left estate of £1,052,070 (equivalent to £493 million (2007) as measured by share of UK GDP. [1] UK CPI), which was according to The Times the 2nd largest estate that year (by comparison the estate of Nathan Mayer Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild was the largest valued at £2,500,000) and made him one of the wealthiest men in Britain.
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