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Frank Shuttleworth

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Frank Shuttleworth (1845-1913) of Clayton and Shuttleworth

c1845 Born at Lincoln the son of Joseph Shuttleworth and his wife Sarah Grace

1881 Frank Shuttleworth is living at Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire (age 36 born Lincoln), Captain 7th Hussars - active list. With Caroline Shuttleworth (age 43 born Boultham). [1] Caroline is his step-mother

1901 Boarder at St. James, London (age 56 born Lincoln), Major, late of 7th Hussars. Single. [2]

1902 Q2. Married Dorothy Clotilde Lang

c1909 Birth of son Richard Ormonde Shuttleworth

1913 Obituary [3]

Colonel FRANK SHUTTLEWORTH was born at Lincoln, on 16th February 1845, being the second son of the late Mr. Joseph Shuttleworth, of Hartsholme Hall, Lincoln.

On leaving school he was sent to France and Germany to complete his education, and is 1860 he was gazetted Cornet in the 11th Hussars, then quartered at Dublin.

In the following year he sailed with his regiment to India, and shortly after its arrival in Bombay the Abyssinian War broke out, when he volunteered for active service. Owing to the regiment only having recently landed in India, this offer was not accepted.

At the age of twenty-four he returned to England, and in 1870 he exchanged to the 7th Hussars, in which regiment he served for twelve years, being promoted Captain in 1871, and Major 1882.

On the death of his father in 1883 be retired from the Army, and succeeded to the Old Warden and the Goldington Estates in Bedfordshire, his brother receiving the Lincolnshire Estates.

In his recreations he was an all-round sportsman, being a member of the Royal Yacht Squadron, the Four-in-Hand and Coaching Clubs, and other clubs.

For twenty-five years he was a director of the Great Northern Railway Co., where his sound business capacity was long recognized. He was a Justice of the Peace, and in 1891 was High Sheriff of Bedfordshire.

His death took place suddenly from heart failure at his London residence, on 24th January 1913, in his sixty-eighth year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1885.

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