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List Of Oakley Hunt Masters and Officers to 1949

Following the Hunt at Oakley about 1920 [Z1306/85]
Following the Hunt at Oakley about 1920 [Z1306/85]

The Oakley Hunt was an important part of the parish, particularly in the 19th century and continues at the time of writing [2011] though, since the Hunting Act 2004 came into force it no longer hunts foxes in the traditional way. It has access to land not only around Oakley and in other parts of Bedfordshire but also in parts of Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service has a good archive relating to the hunt [X213] as well as copies of other documents. The following list of masters and officers as far as 1949 [CRT130Oakley11] was written by Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service staff.

Masters

  • William Lee Antonie: 1798-1809;
  • Francis, Marquess of Tavistock: 1809-1816;
  • George James, 3rd Earl Ludlow: 1816-1822;
  • Francis, Marquess of Tavistock: 1822-1829;
  • Grantley Fitzhughe Berkeley: 1829-1834; X213/63
  • D. R. Dansey: 1834-1836; X213/46
  • Francis, Marquess of Tavistock and 7th Duke of Bedford: 1836-1841;
  • Hollingworth Magniac: 1841-1847;
  • Major Hogge: 1847-1850;
  • Robert Arkwright: 1850-1885; X213/33
  • Arthur Turner Macan: 1876-1885;
  • Captain Hugh Edmond Browning: 1888-1897; X213/37
  • Percival Ayton Ouley Whittaker: 1897-1904; X213/54
  • Esme Francis Wigsall Arkwright: 1904-1915; X213/55
  • Donald Fraser: 1915-1919; X213/38
  • F. B. Kidd: 1919-1921;
  • Esme Francis Wigsall Arkwright: 1921-1934;
  • Captain Barton Hudson: 1931-1933;
  • The Misses Farrar: 1933-1935;
  • Henry Ludwig Mond, 2nd Baron Melchett and Miss Farrar: 1935-1938;
  • Hon. Pearl Lawson Johnston and W. H. F. Brunskill: 1938-1939;
  • The Committee: 1939-1945;
  • Ian Saint John Lawson Johnston, 2nd Baron Luke: 1947-1949

 Secretaries

  • Francis John Thynne: 1878-1886;
  • William Francis Higgins: 1886-1899;
  • Arthur Francis Thompson: 1914-1946;
  • R. Ian Wade-Gery: 1947-1949

Club Secretaries

  • Charles FysshePalmer: 1814-1824;
  • Samuel Charles Whitbread: 1824-1845;
  • Henry Thornton and William Francis Higgins: 1845-1885;
  • Francis S. Wigram: 1885-1899;
  • William Long Fitzpatrick: 1899-1908;
  • Roger Estcourt Bucknall: 1908-1949