TROTTER OF BYERS GREEN HALL
LT.-COL. WILLIAM DALE CHAYTOR TROTTER, of The Deanery, Staindrop, and of Byers Green Hall, Durham, JP (1950) Durham, commn'd. 11th Hus 1919, served in World War II 1939-45, Capt cmdg 1st and 45th Recc. Corps, Staff 44th Arm'd. Div and G.H.Q., b 29 Sept. 1900, educ Eton, and R.MC., m 1 June, 1926, Gladys Mona, only dau of late Benjamin Adam Brendon, ICS., of St. Margarets, Ootacamund, Madras, India, and has issue,
1a WILLIAM KEMP, Major 11th Hus (P.A.O.), commn'd. 1948 (United Hunts Club), b 4 Sept. 1929, educ Canford, m 6 Aug. 1960, Mary Virginia, yr dau of Sir Reginald Culcheth Holcroft, 2nd Bt, T.D, JP (see BURKE'S Peerage), and has issue,
James William Dale, b 18 Jan. 1964.
Victoria Mary, b 10 July, 1962.
2a John Dale, Capt (ret 1962) 11th Hus, commn'd. 1949 (Hall Farm, East Layton, Richmond, Yorks), b 4 Sept. 1929 (twin with his brother), educ Eton, and R.MC.
1a Patricia Ann, b 18 March, 1927, m 2 Nov. 1951, Kenneth Allan Clark (Loughbrow House, Hexham, Northumberland), son of late Col John McClare Clark, VD, JP, of Bellister Castle, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, and has issue,
1b Kenneth Nicholas McClare, b 21 Sept. 1954.
1b Vanessa Jane, b 1 Sept. 1952.
2b Ursula Sara (twin), b 1 Sept. 1952.
LineageROBERT TROTTER, of Byers Hall, Durham, m a dau of Claxton, of Old Park, Durham, and d 1473, leaving issue,
ROBERT TROTTER, of Byers Hall, m Janet, dau and heiress of Thomas Wyndleston, and had issue, of whom the eldest son,
JOHN TROTTER, mentioned in a deed of 1495, as "faire son and heir" of Robert Trotter.
GEORGE TROTTER, of Byers Hall, m Anne, dau of Thomas Batmanson, of Brome Hall, and had issue,
GEORGE TROTTER, of Byers Hall, which about this period began to be designated Byers Green Hall, m Mary, dau and co-heir of Robert March, of Redworth Hall, by his wife Margaret, dau of Robert Byerley, of Pyk Hall (ancestor of Byerley of Mildridge Grange), and d 1629, leaving issue,
GEORGE TROTTER, of Byers Green Hall, mentioned in wills as being related to Sir Edward Claxton, Gerald Salvin, of Croxdale (see that family, 1952 edn), and John Hedworth, of Chester Deanery, b 1607, m Jane, and had issue, of whom the yst son,
JAMES TROTTER, eventual male heir of line on the failure of the elder branches, a scholar and author, b 1645, m 19 May, 1672, Margaret, dau of John Walton, of Shildon and Shotton, Durham, and d 1721, leaving issue,
1a George, dsp
2a JOHN, of whom presently.
The yr son,
JOHN TROTTER, b 1691, m 24 March, 1723, Elizabeth, dau and co-heir of John Hall, of Monk Hesilden Hall (who brought the Gordon estate into the family), and d 1777, leaving issue, of whom the eldest son,
JOHN TROTTER, b 1727, m 1764, Jane, dau of Henry Chaytor, of Croft (nephew and heir of Sir William Chaytor, 1st and last Bt of the first creation), and sister of William Chaytor, MP., and Vice-Lieut. for the North Riding of Yorks The Chaytors represent the family of Clervaux, and descend from Sir John Clervaux, of Croft, by his wife Margaret, dau of Lord Lumley, of Lumley, whose wife, Eleanor Nevill, was dau of Lord Nevill of Raby, KG, by his wife Maud, dau of Lord Percy, of Alnwick., d 1781, leaving issue, an only child,
JOHN TROTTER, of Haughton Hall, nr Darlington, JP Durham and Yorks, DL. Durham for sixty-eight years, Col Cmdt of the Durham Militia, Capt of a Squadron of Yeomanry raised and equipped at his own expense, at the time of the threatened French invasion, b 1765, educ Clare Coll Camb. (BA.), m 22 Jan. 1795, Margaret, "a lady of famous beauty and sole heiress of her ancient family," only child of John Dale, of Staindrop, Durham (where the Dales had been seated for six centuries), Capt 84th Regt, and d 1854, leaving issue,
1a John, MD, of Durham, m Mary Anne (d 28 Sept. 1857), 2nd dau of Rev John Fawcett, MA. (see 1952 edn, FAWCETT of Durham), and d 1874, leaving issue,
1b John William, Surgn-Col Coldstream and Scots Guards, b 22 Dec. 1826, m 29 Nov. 1882, Mary Ovington (d 22 Aug. 1926), dau of Robert Chilton, JP, of Billingham Grange, Durham, and d 14 June, 1906, leaving issue,
John Robert (Rev), Vicar of Freiston with Butterwick, nr Boston 1915-37, Chaplain at Caracas, Venezuela 1937-46 (Spa Hotel, Woodhall Spa, Lincs), b 3 April, 1884, educ Richmond, and Pembroke Coll Oxford (MA. 1912).
2b Charles Dale (Rev), MA., Vicar of Bossall, Yorks, m Clara (d 26 Nov. 1905), dau of Rev R. C. Wimpenny, MA., Vicar of Market Weighton, Yorks, and d 1 Feb. 1915.
1b Elizabeth, m 9 July, 1850, Francis Greenwell, 2nd son of William Thomas Greenwell, of Greenwell Ford, and d 11 Feb. 1900, leaving issue (see that family, 1952 edn). He d 22 Aug. 1894.
2b Mary Anne, d 24 May, 1906.
3b Margaret, m William Stoker, JP, of Durham, and d 15 March, 1896, leaving issue.
2a George Dale, dsp 6 May, 1888.
3a WILLIAM, of whom presently.
4a Charles, of Bishopsgarth, nr Stockton-on-Tees, FRCS, JP Durham and Yorks, m Mary, eldest dau of Thomas Hutchinson, of Stockton, and d 1877, leaving with other issue,
1b John, m Mary, dau of F. J. Crow, of Haughton-le-Skerne, and d 4 Nov. 1911, leaving issue.
2b Arthur Edwin Hutchinson, m his cousin, Edith (d 6 Oct. 1877) dau of Thomas Hutchinson, of Howden (see above), and d 5 June, 1885.
3b Charles, JP Yorks, b 1839, m 1886, Rachel (d 27 April, 1889), widow of Arthur Henry Turner Newcomen, of Kirkleatham Hall, Yorks (see that family, 1937 edn), and dau of Sir John Clarke-Jervoise, 2nd Bt (see BURKE'S Peerage, 1933 edn), and d 22 Oct. 1912.
4b Henry Hutchinson, d 9 Feb. 1920.
5b William Ernest, d 3 June, 1882.
6b George Maurice Dale, d 1899.
7b Walter Octavius, of Bishopsgarth, Stockton-on-Tees, MR.C.S., L.R.CP (Edin), JP Durham, b 29 Oct. 1857, m 16 Oct. 1884, Eleanor Trevor elder dau of Henry Grey Faber, of Stockton (see 1952 edn, FABER of Worsall Grange), and d 5 Aug. 1934.
1b Charlotte Stuart, d 10 Feb. 1923.
2b Lucy, d 27 Aug. 1921.
5a Thomas Lowis (Rev), MA., Rector of Great Stainton, Durham, b 21 Aug. 1808, m 1stly, 1845, Isabella Napier (d 13 Sept. 1857), only dau of James Keith, nephew and eventual heir-male of Sir Alexander Keith of Dunottar (representative of the attainted Earls Marischal of Scotland), and had issue,
1b John George (Rev), MA., hon. Canon of Birmingham, Vicar of Polesworth, nr Tamworth, b 4 Feb. 1848, m 14 April, 1880, Elizabeth (d 4 Aug. 1925), dau of Robert Case, of London, and d 16 Feb. 1917, leaving issue,
Charles Maitland Forbes, b 16 June, 1882; d 10 April, 1901. Margaret Mary Maitland, O.BE (1919), BR.C.S., m 25 April, 1906, Lt.-Col George Herbert Fowler, Sherwood Foresters, of Hall End, Tamworth, son of George Fowler, of Basford Hall, Nottingham, and d 15 May, 1957. He was k in action, 15 Oct. 1915.
2b James Keith (Sir), KCB (1912), CMG (1897), DL. N.R, Yorks, Col Cmdt RA (1921), Major-Gen. in cmd. W. Africa 1906-08, Southern Coast Defence 1908, ret 1911, cmdg 62nd Div 1915, b 24 July, 1849, educ Rossall, and Durham Univ, m
3b Oct. 1878, Alice (d 11 March, 1936), dau of F. J. Crow, of Haughton-le-Skerne, and d 30 Sept. 1940, having had issue,
1c James Keith, Lieut. Gordon Highrs, served in World War I, b 19 Dec. 1888; k in action, 26 Aug. 1914.
1c Isabella Napier Keith, Cmdr. Dorset VA.D, 12, BR.C.S., b 30 June, 1879, m 15 Oct. 1901, Lt.-Col Sir Charles Frederick Rugge-Price, 7th Bt, and d 26 Aug. 1947, leaving issue (see BURKE'S Peerage). He d 13 Feb. 1953.
2c Lilian Graham Keith, b 6 Jan. 1881, m 2 Dec. 1908, Capt Harry Lumsden Boyle, O.BE, RN, son of Rear-Adml R. H. Boyle, and d 7 Oct. 1945, leaving issue, four sons and one dau He d 7 Feb. 1955.
3b Charles Maitland, b 3 June, 1851; d 19 April, 1865.
4b Thomas Henry Yorke, Mus. Doc., Prin. London Academy of Music, b 6 Nov. 1854, educ Durham, and New Coll Oxford (MA.), m 28 April, 1887, Anna Charles (d 28 March, 1943), only surv dau of Charles Julian Maitland-Makgill-Crichton, of Rankeilour, Fife (see BURKE'S Peerage, LAUDERDALE, E), and d 11 March, 1934, leaving issue,
James Maitland Yorke, Colonial Survey Dept. 1912-32, served in World War I as Capt General List. (Candie House, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, CI), b 2 March, 1888, educ Malvern, and King's Coll Camb. (BA. 1910), m 1 Oct. 1921, Margaret Dippie (d 30 Oct. 1962), 2nd dau of Peter Duncan, of Balmuile, Fife, and has issue,
Charles Maitland Yorke, served as Capt R.E 1941-48 (Fronifor, Tresaith, nr Cardigan), b 8 Feb. 1923, educ Elizabeth Coll, Guernsey, m 15 Feb. 1963, Joan Peary, dau of Cyril Frank Charles Cole, of 5, Rossindel Road, Hounslow, Middx.
Anna Campbell Mary Frances, b 22 Oct. 1890; d. unm. 9 Feb. 1946.
1b Mary Maitland, d. unm. 9 Nov. 1869.
2b Christian Graham Maitland, d. unm. 16 Aug. 1917.
He m 2ndly, Louisa, dau of L. J. de la Chaumette, of London, and d 14 Jan. 1892.
6a James, m Mary, dau of John Elliot, of Carlisle, and d 1877, leaving issue,
1b George James Elliot, JP Durham, Capt RAMC., served in World War I, b 7 Sept. 1860, educ Edinburgh Univ, m 23 March, 1890, his cousin, Gertrude Annie Kemp (d 6 Oct. 1929), dau of Lt.-Col William Dale Trotter (see below), and d 7 Jan. 1949, having had issue,
1c Aileen Margaret Dale (Harefield, Sandridge, St. Albans, Herts), b Jan. 1891, m 13 July, 1915, Sir William Kenrick Gibbons, C.B, Clerk in the House of Commons, son of Sir William Gibbons, KCB, of Pine Grove, Weybridge, and has issue (see BURKE'S Peerage, GIBBONS, Bt). He d 26 March, 1957.
2c Cecilia Mabel Enid, d March, 1919.
3c Gertrude Emily, d. unm. 25 Jan. 1954.
2b Ernest Dale, b Oct. 1862, educ Epsom Coll, d 1936.
3b Herbert John, dsp 1892.
1a Margaret Dale, m Rev T. C. Cook, MA., Vicar of Ingleton, Durham, and d 21 April, 1901.
The 3rd son,
WILLIAM TROTTER, Lt.-Col 2nd Durham, R.V, b 1800, m Henrietta, dau of Major Andrew Philip Skene, 5th and 9th Light Dragoons (the 29th head of the Scotch House, of SKENE of Skene, in male succession), only son of Col Philip Whartan Skene, Col Philip Wharton Skene was grandson of John Skene, of Hallyards Castle, Fife, by his wife Elizabeth Wallace (her sister Euphemia having m Earl and Duke of Melfort (see BURKE'S Peerage), KG, was ancestress of the present Earl of Perth and Melfort (see BURKE'S Peerage), and both Melfort and Skene, with their wives, accompanied KING JAMES II to St. Germain, where Melfort was cr. a duke, but Skene refused a title), dau of Sir Thomas Wallace, 2nd Bt, of Craigie Castle, Ayrshire, MP. and afterwards Lord Justice Clerk of Scotland, the heir male of the renowned Sir William Wallace, and 5th in descent from Sir John Wallace, of Craigie, by his wife Lady Margaret Cunningham, dau of 5th Earl of Glencairn, by his wife. Lady Joan Hamilton, dau of 1st Earl of Arran (see BURKE'S Peerage), son of Lord Hamilton, by his wife Princess Mary, eldest dau of JAMES II. This John Skene was grandson of Sir Andrew Skene, of Hallyards, by his wife Barbara Forbes, sister of Sir William Forbes, 1st Bt, of Craigievar, and descended from 2nd Lord Forbes. Sir Andrew Skene was 5th in descent from Alexander Skene, Baron of Skene, who fell at Flodden Field, 1513, 9th in descent from Adam de Skene, k at the battle of Harlow, 1411, and 13th in descent from John de Skene, of Skene, one of the arbitrators between Bruce and Balliol, at Berwick, 1290. There is a baronetcy, now dormant, in the Skene family. The last George Skene of that ilk (the 28th Laird), Capt in the Army and MP. for Aberdeen, d. unm. in 1825, and bequeathed Skene House, and the estates to his eldest sister's son, 4th Earl of Fife. Of the Skenes it has been said, "This family is more distinguished by its antiquity, bravery, and loyalty than by many noble alliances, and a descent derived from several royal and illustrious stocks." "a veteran of Cartagena, Fontenoy, Culloden, etc." (and who was 8th in descent from James Skene of Skene, by his wife Lady Joan Douglas, sister of 9th Earl of Angus, and descended from 1st Earl of Angus, by his wife, Princess Mary, dau of ROBERT III), and was k while hunting, leaving issue,
1a William Dale, Lt.-Col Durham Fusilier Militia, educ Corpus Christi Coll Camb. (MA., LL.B), m Annie, dau and co-heiress of F. R. Kemp, of Layton Hall, Yorks, and d 1875, leaving issue,
1b WILLIAM KEMP, s his uncle.
2b Cecil Chaytor, Barrister-at-law, b 23 May, 1870; d. unm. 1 Sept. 1956.
1b Gertrude Annie Kemp, m March, 1890, her cousin, George James Elliot Trotter, and d 5 Oct. 1929, having had issue (see above).
2b Mabel Henrietta Dale, m 30 Aug. 1900, Sir Walter Guy Coffin Kirkwood, of Gore Court, Otham, Kent, and d 28 Dec. 1944, leaving issue (see that family, 1952 edn). He d 22 Dec. 1935.
2a HENRY JOHN, of whom presently.
3a Charles Vaughan, Capt 47th Regt, educ Ch Ch Oxford (MA.), m Frances (who m 2ndly, Arthur John Couper, of Craigforth, Stirling, and d 12 May, 1927), only dau of Rev R. Atkinson-Grimshaw, and dsp 12 Jan. 1896.
1a Margaret Jane, m Rev J. E Wallis-Loft, MA., Rector of Swallow, Lincs, grandson and heir of General Loft, MP. for Grimsby, and d 11 Aug. 1914, having had issue,
2a Harriett, m 7 Aug. 1872, Rev William Thomas Tyrwhitt-Drake, MA., eldest son of Lt.-Col William Tyrwhitt-Drake, Royal Horse Guards, and d 15 Jan. 1929, having had issue (see that family). He d 7 Jan. 1915.
3a Caroline Elizabeth, m Rev A. Williamson, MA., Vicar of St. James's, Notting Hill, and d 3 June, 1921, leaving issue. He d 1893.
4a Emily Catherine, d 9 Feb. 1928.
5a Catherine Frances, m W. J. Walter, of Abbey Wood, Kent, and d Jan. 1890, leaving issue.
The 2nd son,
HENRY JOHN TROTTER, of Byers Green Hall, Durham (which he repurchased for the family from Mrs. Shafto), and of Hackelton, Northants, FSA, DL. and JP Durham, Barrister-at-law, Lieut. 2nd West Yorkshire Yeomanry, MP. for Colchester 1885-88, educ Oriel Coll Oxford (MA.), d from the effects of a hunting accident, 6 Dec. 1888, and was s by his nephew,
WILLIAM KEMP TROTTER, of Byers Green Hall, and of Little Stainton, Durham, DL. and JP, Col 3rd Durham L.I., formerly West Riding (Duke of Wellington's Regt), served in Matabeli Campaign, and in S. African War, Esquire of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, b 6 July, 1868, educ Loretto, and R.MC., m 16 Sept. 1895, Kate (d 3 June, 1941), eldest dau of Richard Sims Donkin, MP., of Albermarle, Wimbledon Common, and d 24 Sept. 1911, leaving issue,
WILLIAM DALE CHAYTOR, of whom we treat.
Ada Dryden (East Layton Hall, Richmond, Yorks.), m 2 June, 1931, Herbert Legard Fife, JP, 4th son of William Henry Fife, of Lee Hall, Northumberland, and has issue (see 1952 edn FIFE (formerly FIFE-COOKSON) of Langdon Hall). He d 10 Sept. 1941.
SeatByers Green Hall, Byers Green, Durham.
ResidenceThe Deanery, Staindrop, Darlington, Durham.
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