BEGBIE, Hugh Hope Grant

1886 - 1964

Born Framsden, Suffolk on 2 April and baptised at Framsden St Mary church, near Ipswich on 4 July 1886, son and sixth child of Revd Alfred John Begbie and his wife Mary Constance
In 1891 a 5 year old living at The Street, Framsden with his seven siblings, Mary Emily 11, born Brighton, Grace Constance 10 and Evangeline A. both born at East Meon, Hampshire, Isabel Ruth 8 born Hertfordshire, Alfred Vincent 6, Olive Maud 3 and Irene Beatrice 1, all born at Framsden and looked after by five indoor servants. By 1901 they had moved to Rectory, Horton, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire where 52 year old Alfred was the local rector. In 1901 he entered St Lawrence College, Ramsgate and on leaving in 1903 entered the Royal Navy and in 1911 Hugh was living in Portsmouth and made a Lieutenant in 1909. During the First World War was a Lieutenant Commander based at the Naval Training Establishment at Shotley, near Ipswich and was mentioned in dispatches retiring with the rank of Commander. A landscape artist in watercolour and exhibited seven works at the Royal Watercolour Society 1932-1935. He married at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire in 1937 Ella M Lockwood and they had a daughter Rosemary Georgiana. Hugh Begbie died at Little Sodbury, near Bristol in 1964.