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Richard & William & Thomas Howard-Vyse

Memorial Major General Richard William Howard Vyse died 1853 WiIlliam Crewe Duckworth 1838 Thomas Howard of Stoke Place 1840 St Giles church StokePoges Stoke Poges

Richard William Howard-Vyse of Stoke Place, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges. He followed family tradition by serving in the military, reaching the rank of Major General. His father was General Richard Vyse and his grandfather was Field Marshal Sir George Howard. He served in the Royal Horse Guards. His older brother, George was in the Life Guards. He is best known as Colonel Vyse for his discoveries in Egypt, especially chambers in the centre of the Great Pyramid, Giza. He discovered a cartouch of a pharoh’s name in the Great Pyramid which is still recognised to this day as the key to dating the structure. Yet locally at the age of only 25, he stood up with Revd Bold – the vicar, against John Penn – the Lord of the Manor and other influencial landowners to ensure the poor in the Parish of Stoke Poges were compensated for the planned enclosure of land.

He married Frances, the 2nd daughter of Henry Hesketh, of Newtown, Cheshire in 1810. They had ten children. He inherited the Howard-Vyse wealth because his older brother, George was disinherited by their father. He died aged 67 in 1853 and is buried in the Howard vault with his grandfather in Bookham, Surrey

Major General Richard William Howard Howard Vyse

William Crewe Duckworth Howard-Vyse was a younger brother of Richard and George. He joined his eldest brother, George as an army officer in the Life Guards. He died in 1838, age 21 and was placed in the family vault in St Giles’ church.

Thomas Howard-Vyse was a younger brother of Richard, George and William. Similar to them, he was brought up at Stoke Place, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges. He had four brothers older than him, with George being 12 years older. He died in 1840, age 16 and was placed in the family vault in St Giles’ church.

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