Lord Charles Frederick Brudenell-Bruce, born in 1849, owned Everton Grange from 1898-1907, living there until 1904, after which it was rented out.
He was from the Brudenell-Bruce family who owned the Savenake Estate near Marlborough. He had previously lived at Wolfhall on that estate. Charles was the fifth son of the 3rd Marquis of Ailesbury.
Charles was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, and held a commission in the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry, retiring as Major. He took part in local government work, serving as a J.P. and county councillor for Wiltshire. He married Margaret Renshaw of Broughton, Lancs, having no children of their own but adopting a girl, Pleasance Bruce.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, photography and sailing. His sister Lady Ernestine was married to William Hare, 3rd Earl of Listowel whose grandfather lived at Corner Cottage, Milford in the 1840s.
The Everton Grange Estate comprised 70 acres when Charles owned it. He invested in the property, building a modern farm including a dairy and poultry houses. He was often referred to as Frederick Brudenell-Bruce or Charles Bruce and there is much confusion between him and his uncle Lord Charles Brudenell-Bruce.
He died aged 87 in 1936 and is buried at St Katherine’s Church, Savenake.
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