ARTHUR NEEDHAM SCROPE SHRAPNEL (1843 – 1876)
ARTHUR was born at Alverstoke on 2nd Dec 1843, son of Henry Needham Scrope Shrapnel and Louisa Sarah Jonsiffe. He was christened at Holy Trinity Church, Gosport 28 Dec 1843 and married at Alverstoke to CLARA GEORGINA ONION (q.v.) on 1st July 1868.
Their children were:
1869 14 Jan Son, Arthur Edward Scrope Shrapnel born at Midway Manor
1870 06 Jan Son, Harold Vivian Scrope Shrapnel born at Midway Manor
1871 18 Jan Dgtr, Ethel Louise Scrope Shrapnel born at Midway Manor
1871 Listed on 1871 Census as at Midway Manor, Wingfield
1872 Dgtr, Lilian Mary Scrope Shrapnel born at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
1873 06 Jul Son, Percy Reginald Scrope Shrapnel born at Melksham Shurnold
1875 18 Jul Son, Lionel Charles Scrope Shrapnel born at Trellech, Mon
1876 12 Mar Dgtr, Agnes Mina Scrope Shrapnel born at Trellech, Mon
Arthur died at Trellech, Monmouthshire after only a few hours illness on 1st January 1876 aged only 32. His death was reported in the Trowbridge Chronicle.
FRANCIS SCROPE SHRAPNEL (1858 - ? )
Frances was the ninth child of Henry Needham Scrope Shrapnel and Louisa Sarah Jonsiffe and was born in The Wirral, Cheshire. Several of his siblings and parents went to Canada but Frances remained in the UK until some time later. By 1881 he was staying with his cousin HENRY FLEETWOOD KEATS SHRAPNEL in Lambeth. Six years after his brother Arthur’s death he married Arthur’s widow CLARA GEORGINA and they had one son GORDON BIDDULPH SCROPE SHRAPNEL in 1885. There has been no record found of FRANCIS subsequent to this apart from a family note that he too went to Canada. GORDON and his descendants made their home in Coventry where Clara ran a School for Young Ladies.
SCROPE TREE (U.K.)