Person    | Male  Born 7/1/1820  Died 12/4/1905

Jonathan Rashleigh

Categories: Benefactor, Sport / Games

Jonathan Rashleigh

Born Wiltshire into a wealthy family. First class cricketer. Married Mary Pole Stuart in 1843 and Jane Elizabeth Pugh in 1869. In 1873 he was listed as the largest landowner in Cornwall. Died Menabilly, Fowey, Cornwall. Menabilly is a mansion owned by the Rashleigh family since the 1560s. Jonathan improved and enlarged the Menabilly grounds but on his death the estate passed to his grandson, John Rashleigh, who did not live there and allowed it to fall into disrepair. It was then discovered by Daphne du Maurier who took a lease in 1943, restored it and lived there until 1969 when the Rashleighs took responsibility again. Du Maurier wrote about the house at least twice: in 1946 'The King's General' and 1938 'Rebecca' ("Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again").

The Peerage gives his address as 3 Cumberland Terrace but with no dates, so he could still have been living at 31 Hill Street, Berkeley Square in 1865, as indicated on the memorial.

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Jonathan Rashleigh

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Rashleigh fountain

The date and the rather crudely carved tulip-like outline are on a separate p...

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President Reagan Memorial Fund Trust UK

President Reagan Memorial Fund Trust UK

Registered as a charity in 2009, with objectives commensurate with the erection of a statue to Reagan, which it indeed went on to do.  Jennifer Elias was Chairman of the Trustees during that time.

Group, Benefactor

1 memorial
William Cleverly Alexander

William Cleverly Alexander

A wealthy banker and art collector, who bought Aubrey House in 1873 for about £15,000. He was an important patron of Whistler. He died when he fell down the stairs of his country home Heathfield Ho...

Person, Art, Benefactor

1 memorial
Miss Mills

Miss Mills

Daughter of Mrs Mills.

Person, Benefactor, Friend / family

1 memorial