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John Roderick Charles Herbert Spottiswoode

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John Roderick Charles Herbert Spottiswoode (1882-1946).

1882 Born the eldest son of Captain Charles James Herbert, Captain in Grenadier Guards, and his second wife, Helen, the only child of late Colonel Andrew Spottiswoode.

1900 Succeeded his great aunt, Lady John Montagu-Douglas-Scott-Spottiswoode, and assumed her name.

1906 June 30th. Married in St. Geo. Han. Sq., London, to Evelyn Anne Venables-Kyrke, only child of Richard Henry Venables-Kyrke, of Natyffrith, Flintshire, and Anne Elizabeth, daughter of Peter Walker of Auchenflower.

1910 Mr Spottiswood was manager for Alan Boyle (not convinced this is the same person)

1910 J. H. Spottiswoode was one of the contributors to the Rolls Memorial Fund[1]

1913 J. H. Spottiswoode was one of the Royal Aero Club's observers at the competition for the Mortimer Singer prize at Cowes[2]

WWI As he was visiting airfields in Germany under the guise of an American citizen when war was declared, J. H. Spottiswoode was interned and suffered many months of solitary confinement[3]

1915 Marriage dissolved.

1916 Temporary Lieutenant RNVR[4]

1917 J. H. Spottiswoode was a member of the house committee of the Royal Aero Club[5]

1923 J. H. Spottiswoode was an official at Renfrew, Glasgow for the King's Cup Air Race[6]

1930 'John Herbert Spottiswoode, a Justice of the Peace, was charged with obstructing Police-Sergeant Kenward tn the execution of his duty, and also with obstructing The Parade with his car...'[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. Flight OCT 1, 1910.
  2. Flight JULY 12, 1913
  3. FLIGHT, NOVEMBER 19, 1929
  4. UK, Naval Medal and Award Rolls
  5. Flight MARCH 29, 1917
  6. Flight JULY 26, 1923
  7. Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Friday 22 August 1930