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Royal Naval Biography/Stanhope, Edwyn Francis Scudamore


Son of the late Admiral Sir Henry Edwyn Stanhope, Bart., (who died on the 11th of December, 1814), by Margaret, daughter of Francis Malbone, of Newport, Rhode Island, North America, Esq.

This officer served as midshipman on board the Surveillante frigate, Captain (afterwards Sir George II.) Collier; passed his examination for lieutenant in July 1811; and was promoted into the Castor 32, Captain Charles Dilkes, Oct. 9th following. His advancement to the rank of commander took place August 27th, 1814.

In 1821, pursuant to an order of the Lord Chancellor, Sir Edwyn F. Stanhope, and the other co-heirs of the late Dowager Duchess of Norfolk, took possession of the mansion-house and premises at Holme Lacy, Herefordshire. In 1826, he assumed the additional surname and arms of Scudamore, being the lineal descendant of Mary, wife of Sir Giles Bridges, of Wilton Castle, in the above county; daughter of Sir James Scudamore, Knt.; and sister to John, first Viscount Scudamore. He married, January 20th, 1820, Mary, daughter of Major Thomas Dowell, late of the Commissary Department, Bengal establishment, by whom he has several children.