NameAda Augusta HOWKINS , GG Aunt
Birthabt 1842, Harbury, Warwickshire, England
Baptism16 Oct 1843, Harbury, Warwickshire, England
Death19 Aug 1916
FatherTheophilus HOWKINS (1801-1882)
MotherMarian GIBSON (1811-1893)
Spouses
Birth10 Oct 1839, Little Easton, Essex, England
Death17 Apr 1933
OccupationRector Of Great Easton 1877 - 1918
Marriage16 Aug 1866
ChildrenHorace Charles George Arthur (1868-1953)
 Algernon Essex (1869-1952)
 Mary Kathleen (1874-1950)
 Arthur Charles Lloyd (1876-1895)
Notes for Ada Augusta HOWKINS
An Ada Augusta Howkins is listed in the 1842 January to March Birth Index, Southam, Warwickshire volume XVI, page 470.

The IGI lists Ada Augusta Howkins christened Oct 16, 1843, Harbury, Warwick, father Theophilus Howkins, mother Marian.

Parish Records Harbury Warwickshire
Baptism October 16, 1843 Ada Augusta Howkins daughter of Theophilus and Marion Howkins, of Harbury, father is a gentleman.

In the 1851 census Arnewood Lodge, Downton District, Parish of Hordle, Hampshire.
Wife Marian Howkins, age 39, landed proprietor and fund holder wife, born on the high seas.
Son Edward Howkins, unmarried, age 17, scholar at home, born Clapham, Surrey.
Daughter Marian S. Howkins, age 13, scholar at home, born Warwick, Warwickshire.
Daughter Amy E. Howkins, age 10, scholar at home, born Harbury, Warwickshire.
Daughter Ada A. Howkins, age 8, scholar at home, born, Harbury.
Son Agusta [as spelled] F. Howkins, age 7, scholar at home, born Harbury.
Daughter Anne G. Howkins, age 5, scholar at home, born Harbury.
Daughter Emily Howkins, age 3, scholar at home, born Harrow, Middlesex.
7.
The 7 servants occupations are listed as governess, housekeeper, nursery, cooke, housemaid, schoolroom maid and coach man.

In the 1866 July to September Marriage index Horatio B. Capel and Ada A. Howkins, Newton Abbot, Devon volume 5b page 198.

In the July to September 1916 death index Ada A. Capel, age 74, Dunmow, Essex, volume 4a, page 752.

National Probate Calender
Capel [as spelled] Ada Augusta of The Rectory Great Easton Essex (wife of the reverend Horatio Bladen Capel) died 19 August 1916 Administration London 22 March 1917 to reverend Horatio Bladen Capel clerk. Effects 404 pounds 0 shillings 11 pence.
Notes for Horatio Bladen (Spouse 1)
Second son of Adolphus Frederick Charles Molyneux Capell and Charlotte Mary Maynard. Adolphus was the grandson of William Anne Holles Capell (later Capel), 4th Earl of Essex. Charlotte was the daughter of the 3rd and last Viscount Maynard.

In the October to December 1839 birth index Horatio Bladen Capel [as spelled] Dunmow district, Essex, volume 12, page 64.

In the 1841 census Parish of St. Margaret, Westminster, Middlesex.
20 Rutland Gate, between Kensington & Brompton Road, Knightsbridge
Honourable Adolphus Capel, age 27, Independent, not born in county.
Honourable Charlotte Capel, age 25, not born in county.
Mary Capel, age 5, not born in county
Arthur Capel, age 3, not born in county
Florence Capel, age 2, not born in county
Horace Capel, age 1, not born in county.
A nurse, 3 female servants and 3 male servants

In the 1851 census Worthley House?, High? Street, Broadwater, Worthing, Sussex. Schoolmaster Benjamin Brown.
Scholar Arthur Capel, age 13, born Dunmow, Essex.
Scholar Horatio Capel, age 12, born Dunmow, Essex.

The Ecclesiastical Gazette, August 11, 1868
On Sunday, June 7, by the Bishop of Lichfield, in the Cathedral Church of Lichfield:
Deacons
Horatio Bladen Capel, and Edward Collett, Theological College, Lichfield.

IN the 1871 census visiting at The Vicarage, Bedminster, Somerset.
Visitor Horatio W. Capel, age 31, curate of Bedminster, born Easton, Essex.
Visitor Ada A. Capel, age 29, born Harbury, Warwickshire.
The head of the household was Henry Ge Eland, vicar of Bedminster.

In the 1881 census rectory, Great Easton, Essex.
Horatio B. Capel [note the spelling], age 41, rector of Great Easton, born Little Easton.
Wife Ada A. Capel, age 39, born Harbury.
Son Henry A. D. Capel, age 7, born Bristol.
Daughter Mary K. Capel, age 6, born Bristol.
Son Arthur C. L. Capel, age 4, born Bristol.
Plus 3 servants

In the 1891 census living at the Rectory, Little Easton Essex,
Horatio Bladen Capel, age 57, born in Little Easton Essex, a clerk in Holy Orders.
His wife Ada, age 49 born in Harbury.
With them was a son Arthur C L Capel age 14.
They had 2 servants, one was a Agnes Hawkes (or Hawkins?) age 21.

UK Clergy List 1897
Horatio Bladen Capel, Lichfield deacon 1868, priest 1869 (Lichfield), curate of Christ Church Tettenhall, Staffordshire 1868-72, rector from 1877, of Great Easton, Dunmow Essex.

from The Bristol Times and Mirror (Bristol, Gloucestershire) 15 Sep 1897.
A beautiful painted glass chancel window representing the Crucifixion, has been presented by Lady Warwick [see wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daisy_Greville,_Countess_of_Warwick ] to the church at Great Easton, near Dunmow, of which parish her first cousin, the Rev. Horace Bladen Capell, is the rector.

In the 1901 census living at the Rectory, Great Easton,
Horatio Bladen Capel, age 61, Priest of the Church of England, born at Little Easton Essex.
His wife is Ada Augusta age 59, born in Harbury.
Their son Henry Addison Devereaux age 27, born in Bedminster?, Bristol.
They had 2 servants.

In the 1911 census Rectory, Great Easton, Essex.
Head Horatio Bladen Capel, age 71, married 44 years, 5 children born alive, 4 still living, Priest of the Church of England, born Little Easton, Essex.
Wife Ada Augusta Capel, age 69, born Harbury, Warwickshire.
2 servants. 13 rooms in the house.

In the 1912 Kelly’s Directory.
Essex, England
Rev. Horatio Bladen Capel, ERectory, Great Easton, Dunmow.

Marriage index October to December 1916, Horatio B. Capel and Violet A. Frost, Plomesgate, Suffolk, volume 4a, page 2176

In the 1922 Kelly’s Directory.
Essex, England
Rev. Horatio Bladen Capel, Essex House, Great Easton, Dunmow.

UK Incoming Passenger Lists
Arrived London, July 30, 1926 on the Mongolia, departed Marseilles
Mr. H. B. Capel, Essex House Great Easton, Dunmow, 1st class, Clerk in Holy Orders, age 86 and
Mrs. V. A. Capel, Home Duties, age 48.

From the Crockford’s Clerical Directories -1932
Horatio Bladen Capel - Lich. Th Coll. 1866, Deacon 1868, priest 1869 Lichfield, Curate of Christ Church, Tettenhall, Staffs. 1868-71; Bedminster 1871-77; Rector of Great Easton, Essex, 1877-1918, Great Easton, Dunmow. [The 1908 edition adds the Gross Income from T.R.C. is 621 pounds and Ho.; population 450, and the patron is the Countess of Warwick]

UK incoming passenger lists
On the Ranchi, Peninsular & Orient Steam Navigation Company, departed London, arrived London July 8 1927, 1st Class,
Horatio B. Capel, Essex House, Gt. Easton, Dunmow, Essex, age 87, clergyman and
Mrs. Violet Capel, age 49.
[Note the Ranchi served England-Far East via Suez Canal, had 600 passengers, was 548 feet long and a tonnage of 16650, 2 funnels, 2 masts]

UK Incoming Passenger lists
Departed Southampton, arrived Southampton, June 12, 1931 on the Ranchi, 1st class,
Horatio B. Capel Essex House., Gt. Easton, Dunmow, Essex, clergyman, age 91,
Violet A. Capel, age 53 and
Beatrix V. Capel, age 11

In the April to June 1933 death index Horatio B. Capel, Dunmow, Essex, volume 4a, page 845.

National Probate Calendar
Capel [as spelled] the reverend Horatio Bladen of Essex House Great Easton Essex clerk died 17 April 1933 Probate London 21 July 1933 to Violet Annie Capel widow. Effects 4155 pounds 3 shillings 2 pence. Resworn 2924 pounds 1 shilling 3 pence.

See Internet connections

http://www.william1.co.uk/w6.html
memorial
http://www.flickr.com/photos/29477668@N07/3170728602/

The plaque reads as follows
Horatio Bladen Capel, priest, rector of this parish 41 years 1877-1918 2nd son of the Honourable Adolphus Capel, brother of the 6th Earl of Essex and grandson of the last Viscount Maynard. He was also a godson of Admiral Sir Bladen Capel one of Nelson's captains who commanded the frigate Phoebe at the Battle of Trafalgar. He passed peacefully on at Eastertide 1933 aged 93 years.
RIP
During his incumbency he did much to restore and beautify the church.
This tablet has been placed to his memory by his widow and family, the parishioners, and his many friends.

from http://www.visitoruk.com/Braintree/the-eastons-and-tilty-C592-V29906.html
The 'Fighting Parson of Great Easton', the Reverend Horatio Bladen Capel, was born at Easton Lodge, which was his home until he came to Great Easton in 1877. Having been a champion boxer in the Navy in the days of sail, he was to encounter much opposition, as he was a dictator practising high church worship, and Great Easton was very low church. His chief opponent was the village blacksmith. Much discussion and argument took place between them and finally the rector said to the blacksmith 'Let's fight it out and the best man will be the winner'. So into the churchyard they both went, the rector won and from then on they were the best of friends.

From Armorial Families by Arthur Charles Foz-Davies - 1895
Capell
Adolphus Frederick Charles Molyneux Capel, Esquire, commonly known as the Honourable Adolphus Frederick Charles Capel, brother to the Right Honourable Arthur Algernon Capel, the sixth Earl of Essex. Born 1813; was raised to the rank of an Earl’s son 1839. Armorial bearings . . . Married 1834, Charlotte Mary commonly known as the Honourable Charlotte Mary who died 1871, daughter of the Right Honourable the third Viscount Maynard (extinct); and has issue - (1) The Reverend Horatio Bladen Capel, Rector of Great Easton, Dunmow, born 1839 (married 1866, Ada Augusta, daughter of Theophilus Hawkins, Esquire, formerly of Newton Abbot and has issue Horace Charles George Arthur Capel, Esquire, born 1868; Algernon Essex Capel, Gentleman, born 1869; Henry Addison Devereux Capel, Gentleman, born 1873; Arthur Charles Lloyd Capel, Gentleman, born 1876; and Mary Kathleen); (2) the Reverend George Marie Capel, Rector of Passenham, Stony Stratford, born 1845 (married 1870, Annie daughter of Peter Stanley Lowe of White Hall, Churchstow, South Devon, and has issue living, Arthur George Coningsby Capel, Gentleman, born 1879;Dora Amy Isabel; Marie Kathleen; Leonie Annie; Hilda Amalie Violet; and Bertha Sybil); and Florence Amelia Louisa (married, firstly Francis Nevil Reade, formerly 21st Fusiliers, who died 1883; secondly, 1883, Francis Maurice Drummond Drummond, and has issue). Residence 51 St. James Square, Notting Hill, W.
{Note both spellings of Capell are used.][Note Theophilus Howkins is spelled Hawkins, many other websites list him as Hawkins which is incorrect.]
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