Caroline FIELDING (1808-1881)

Caroline Augusta FIELDING was born on 22 January 1808 in Weymouth, Dorset.1 She married Ernest Augustus EDGCUMBE on 6 December 1831. She appeared in the census on 2 April 1871 in Calstock, Cornwall aged 63.1 The address was: Cotehele house. On 2 April 1871 she was a Peeress Countess in Calstock.1 She died on 2 November 1881.


1st dau. and cohrss. of Rear Adm Charles Feilding, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Theresa Fox-Strangways, 1st dau. by his first wife of Henry Thomas [Fox-Strangways], 2nd Earl of Ilchester.


Ernest Augustus EDGCUMBE, son of Richard EDGCUMBE (1764-1839) and Sophia HOBART (1768-1806), was born on 23 March 1797. He had the title '3rd Earl of Mt.Edgcumbe'. He died on 3 September 1861.


an officer in the 1st Regiment of Foot Guards 1814-19 and fought at the Battle of Waterloo 1815; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Fowey 1819-26, for Loswithiel 1826-30 and 1830-32 and for Plympton 1830; Militia ADC to William IV 1830-37 and to Queen Victoria 1837-57; Vice-Chamberlain to Queen Adelaide 1831; Special Deputy Warden of the Stannaries 1852; Vice-Admiral of Cornwall.


Ernest Augustus EDGCUMBE and Caroline Augusta FIELDING had the following children:


William Henry EDGCUMBE (1833-1917). William was born on 5 November 1833. He married Katherine Elizabeth HAMILTON on 26 October 1858. He had the title '4th Earl of Mt.Edgcumbe' on 3 September 1861. He married Caroline Cecelia EDGCUMBE on 21 April 1906. He died on 25 September 1917.

Charles Ernest EDGCUMBE (1838-1915). Charles was born in 1838 in Hanover Square, London. He appeared in the census on 3 April 1881 in Folkstone, Kent aged 42.2 The address was: The Gables, Shorncliffe Road, Folkstone Town. On 3 April 1881 he was a Lt.Col. of Militia in Folkstone.2 He died in 1915.

Ernestine Emma Horatio EDGCUMBE (1844-1925). Ernestine was born in 1844 in London. She appeared in the census on 2 April 1871 in Calstock aged 27.1 The address was: Cotehele house. On 2 April 1871 she was an Earls Daughter in Calstock.1 She died in 1925.


1"1871 Census". RG10.
Name,Relation,Condition,Sex,Age,Occupation,Where Born,Infirmity
Caroline Augusta Edgcumbe,Head,Wid,F,63,Peeress Countess,Weymouth, Dorset,
Ernestine Emma Horatio Edgcumbe,Daughter,Unm,F,27,Earls Daughter,London,
George Edgcumbe,,Mar,M,70,Earls Son Diplomatic,Richmond, Surrey,
National Archives, Kew.
2"1881 Census". RG11.
Name,Relation,Condition,Sex,Age,Occupation,Where Born,Infirmity
Charles Ernest Edgcumbe,Head,Unm,M,42,Lt.Col. of Militia,Hanover Square, London,
National Archives, Kew.