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Hamish St. Clair-Erskine (1909-1973), son 5th Earl of Rosslyn
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2018-06-10 18:16:15 UTC
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The Honourable James Alexander Wedderburn St. Clair-Erskine - was an English aristocrat aesthete, unrequited love of Nancy Mitford.
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I'm collecting material for a biography about him. I have a lot of information about his youth, but nothing about his professional and personal life after the war. I checked all the books that mentioned his name and asked many people (I wrote to all the biographers who wrote about the Mitford family and all the biographers who mentioned his name in their books), but it gave little results . No one knows about his life after the 1940s.
Now I know that his personal papers were burnt! But I really need at least some information. Maybe someone knew him personally or someone has relatives who were familiar with him. Please, write me (you can also write to my email: ***@gmail.com ) any ideas/ rumors / information, I will be very grateful for your help.
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Graham
2018-06-12 18:55:17 UTC
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The Honourable James Alexander Wedderburn St. Clair-Erskine - was an English aristocrat aesthete, unrequited love of Nancy Mitford.
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I'm collecting material for a biography about him. I have a lot of information about his youth, but nothing about his professional and personal life after the war. I checked all the books that mentioned his name and asked many people (I wrote to all the biographers who wrote about the Mitford family and all the biographers who mentioned his name in their books), but it gave little results . No one knows about his life after the 1940s.
I assume that the standard peerage works would give his address until his death - you might wish to try to work out who his neighbours were - street directories might help? What description/occupation is given on his death certificate? What were his marital status and cause of death? Who registered his death? Did he leave a will, and if so who were the executors and beneficiaries? If he did not, were Letters of Administration intestate (or the Scots equivalent) extracted, and if so by whom? What was the probate value of his estate?
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2018-06-22 13:51:41 UTC
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I assume that the standard peerage works would give his address until his death - you might wish to try to work out who his neighbours were - street directories might help? What description/occupation is given on his death certificate? What were his marital status and cause of death? Who registered his death? Did he leave a will, and if so who were the executors and beneficiaries? If he did not, were Letters of Administration intestate (or the Scots equivalent) extracted, and if so by whom? What was the probate value of his estate?
Thanks for your reply, Graham. Please tell me what is the most convenient way I can find out his last address? Perhaps you have some ideas.
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2018-06-23 23:00:55 UTC
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I assume that the standard peerage works would give his address until his death - you might wish to try to work out who his neighbours were - street directories might help? What description/occupation is given on his death certificate? What were his marital status and cause of death? Who registered his death? Did he leave a will, and if so who were the executors and beneficiaries? If he did not, were Letters of Administration intestate (or the Scots equivalent) extracted, and if so by whom? What was the probate value of his estate?
Thanks for your reply, Graham. Please tell me what is the most convenient way I can find out his last address? Perhaps you have some ideas.
Best Ben
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.$c148190;view=1up;seq=2089 is from the 1959 Burke's Peerage (apparently available online because the date was incorrectly entered as 1859). His address then was 856 Chelsea Cloisters, London SW3 - see http://www.chelseacloisters.co.uk/ His address when he died should be on his death certificate.
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