Woodend, Ascot

This web page is about the house called Woodend that stood in Sunninghill, Ascot, and the people who lived there. It is not about the hamlet called Woodend that is situated a few miles north of Ascot.

The transcripts on this page are generally in chronological order. I would like to add more information about, and more photographs of, the house of Woodend, Ascot, and the people who lived there. I would be grateful for any contributions, including the census entries for Woodend.


Published in Kelly's Directory, 1895

Sunninghill is a straggling and extensive parish, on the Bath and Reading road, and extending on one side to Windsor park, about 1 mile east from Ascot Heath railway station on the South Western railway, 24 miles from London, 6 south-west from Windsor and 6 south-by-west from Egham, in the Eastern division of the county, hundred of Cookham, petty sessional division and union of Windsor, county court districts of Chertsey and Maidenhead, archdeaconry of Berks and diocese of Oxford…

Private Residents

Stepney Lady, Woodend


Sir Arthur Cowell-Stepney
(1834-1909)

Lady Cowell-Stepney
(1847-1921)
and her daughter
Catherine Meriel Stepney
(1876-1952)

Published in The Times on 5 July 1909

obituary

Sir Arthur Cowell-Stepney

Our New York Correspondent telegraphs that Sir Arthur Cowell-Stepney was found dead at the Southern Pacific Railway station at Yuma, Arizona, on Friday. He was visiting the desert region for the purpose of entomological research, and his death was due to the effect of the excessive heat upon a weak heart.

Sir Emile Algernon Arthur Keppel Cowell-Stepney, of The Dell, Llanelly, was the second baronet, and succeeded his father in 1877. He had travelled extensively, and for about four years he had lived in America. Born in 1834, and educated at Eton, he was for 21 years, up to 1873, in the Foreign Office. From 1876 to 1878 he sat in the House of Commons as Liberal member for Carmarthen, and he again represented the same constituency as a Liberal Unionist from 1886 until 1892, when he retired from Parliamentary life. In the public life of Carmarthen he took for many years a prominent part. He was high sheriff in 1884, and was a magistrate and deputy-lieutenant for the county. He made generous gifts of books to the library at Llanelly. He married, in 1875, the Hon. Margaret Warren, fourth daughter of George, second Lord de Tabley, and there is one daughter of the marriage, who, with her mother, resides at Woodend, Ascot. Lady Stepney obtained a judicial separation from her husband in 1903. There is no heir to the title. A former baronetcy, created in 1621, expired in 1825 on the death of the ninth baronet, Sir Thomas Stepney, great uncle of Sir Arthur. A brother of the late baronet fell at Inkerman in 1854.

[Source of photograph of Sir Arthur Cowell-Stepney: McLucas (Photographers), Llanelli, published in The Llanelly Mercury and South Wales Advertiser on 8 July 1909.
Source of photograph of Lady Cowell-Stepney and her daughter: Studio of C. Stephenson of Sunninghill, Fane de Salis Family Album, Wikipedia Commons.]


Catherine Meriel Stepney (1876-1952), the daughter of Sir Arthur Cowell-Stepney (1834-1909) and Lady Margaret Stepney (1847-1921), married Sir Stafford Howard (1851-1916) in 1911. She became Lady Howard Stepney. They had two children, Margaret Catherine (Marged) Howard (1913-1953) and Stafford Vaughan Stepney Howard (1915-1991). Sir Stafford Howard died in 1916.


Published in The Times on 10 April 1916

Sir Stafford Howard

Work as Commissioner of Woods and Forests

The death of Sir Stafford Howard, K.C.B., formerly Commissioner of Woods and Forests, took place on Saturday at his London house. We have received the following appreciation of his career from "G.L.G.":

Sir Stafford Howard's sudden death will come as a painful and unexpected shock to his many friends, as less than a month ago he was busily engaged on numerous and varied public services, and had only recently complied with his doctor's advice to take a short rest cure. It is to be feared that his unceasing activity upon every sort of work, was the cause of the heart-failure which brought his useful life to so premature a close. So recently as March 29 a letter from him on the subject of "Ownership or Tenancies" was published in The Times.

Sir Stafford, who was educated at Harrow and Trinity, Cambridge, was the second son of the late Henry Howard, of Greystoke Castle, Cumberland, and was thus a member of one of the younger branches of the great family of which the Duke of Norfolk is the head. Born in 1851, he sat as a Liberal for East Cumberland, 1876-85, and for South Gloucestershire, 1885-86, in which latter year he was defeated, after being Under-Secretary for India in Mr. Gladstone's short-lived third Administration. In 1893 he became Commissioner of Woods, which post he held until his retirement in 1912.

He was twice married, first to Lady Rachel Campbell, daughter of the Earl of Cawdor, and secondly, to the daughter of the late Sir Arthur and the Hon. Lady Cowell Stepney, of Cilymaenllwyd, Llanelly.

As Commissioner he displayed extraordinary energy, visiting every portion of the Crown Estates under his charge, and making the acquaintance of the great majority of the Crown tenants. This necessitated journeys from the Orkneys in the north to Alderney in the south, and from Kinsale in the West of Ireland to Harwich upon the North Sea. He was equally indefatigable in his work at the London Office of Woods. He had the interests of his staff at heart and studied to promote their welfare in every way, while to his colleague he was a kind, a helpful, and a genial friend.

Public and Social Activities

Before his second marriage, which took place a year before he retired from office, his home was at Thornbury Castle. Latterly he lived chiefly at his wife's house, near Llanelly, in Carmarthenshire, and while there closely associated himself in her manifold activities for promoting the well-being of that town. Among their numerous benefactions, a splendid public park was presented by them to the town, and on the incorporation of Llanelly he was nominated the first mayor.

Not content with fulfilling such public and social duties near his home, he continued after his retirement to devote himself to active Service in a number of ways. In 1914 he became an Ecclesiastical Commissioner, and kept his post of chairman of the Crown Estates Paving Commission, where he entered into the work with as much zest and thoroughness as he showed while still in office. He was also active on the Afforestation Committee, of which his previous experience acquired at the Woods and Forests made him an invaluable member. He was much interested in the temperance movement and was a total abstainer; and since the outbreak of the war had busied himself with all sorts of war work.

His activity was physical as well as mental, and he played a good game of cricket, as may be judged from the fact that in his 62nd year, playing against quite a good team at Llanelly, he carried his bat for 59.

His friends will miss him sorely. To so many had he endeared himself by his kindly, genial, and sunny nature, by his humorous and tolerant appreciation of difficult situations, by his readiness and fairness in solving them. He had high ideals and he acted up to them. By his death the country has lost a high-minded, public-spirited, self-sacrificing English gentleman.


Published in The Times on 16 May 1930

Court Circular

Lady and Miss Howard Stepney have returned from Cilymaenllwyd, Llanelly, to Woodend, Ascot, which will be their present address.


Published in The Times on 15 June 1931

Royal Ascot
Some of the House Parties

Except that the floral decorations are left to the last moment so as to be as fresh as possible, everything is now ready for the opening of the Ascot meeting tomorrow. …

… Mr. and Mrs. Archie Mansel-Lewis (of Stradey Castle) with Lady Howard-Stepney at Woodend, Sunninghill; …


Published in The Times on 11 December 1933

marriages

MR. P. W. MURRAY-THREIPLAND AND MISS HOWARD-STEPNEY

The marriage of Mr. Patrick Wyndham Murray-Threipland, only son of Colonel and Mrs. Murray-Threipland, of Dryburgh Abbey, St. Boswells, and of Llanishen, Glamorgan, and Miss Marged Howard-Stepney, only daughter of the late Sir Stafford Howard and of Lady Howard-Stepney, of Cilymaenllwyd, Llanelly, and of Woodend, Ascot, took place quietly, at Holy Trinity Church, Pwll, Llanelly, on Saturday.

The Dean of St. Davids (the Very Rev. D. Watcyn Morgan), assisted by the Rev. D. J. Morgan, officiated. The bride, who wore a powder-blue dress, with powder-blue coat, trimmed with grey fox fur, and hat to match, was given away by her brother, Mr. Stafford Howard-Stepney. There were no bridesmaids. Mr. W. Llewellyn was best man. The honeymoon is being spent in London and abroad.


On 19 August 1936 The Times published a letter about a small toy factory in Cleator Moor, Cumberland that provided work for unemployed people. The letter was dated 12 August 1936 and signed Howard of Penrith, Woodend, South Ascot, Berks. Presumably this was Esmé William Howard, 1st Baron Howard of Penrith, GCB GCMG CVO PC [Privy Counsellor] (1863-1939), who was the youngest brother of Sir Edward Stafford Howard (1851-1916). He was the British Ambassador to Spain from 1919 to 1924 and the British Ambassador to the United States from 1924 to 1930.


Published in The Times on 25 October 1940

marriage

MR. S. V. S. HOWARD-STEPNEY AND MISS NEVILLE

The marriage took place yesterday at Henley-on-Thames Register Office of Mr. Stafford Vaughan Stepney Howard-Stepney, Coldstream Guards, son of the late Sir Stafford Howard and of Lady Howard-Stepney, of Cilymaenllwyd, Llanelly, S. Wales, and Miss Mary Gracia Neville, daughter of the late Mr. George Wilder Neville. of Portsmouth, Virginia, and of Mrs. Neville, 28, Cheyne Court, S.W.

The bride, who was given away by her mother, wore an afternoon dress of rose woollen material with a spray of white orchids. Captain Kenneth Morton-Evans was best man. A reception was held at Magpies, Nettlebed, Henley-on-Thames.


Published in The London Gazette on 29 August 1950

NOTICE is hereby given that STAFFORD VAUGHAN STEPNEY HOWARD of Woodend South Ascot in the county of Berks Esquire (now or lately called Stafford Vaughan Stepney Howard-Stepney) a British born subject, has by deed poll, dated the 12th day of August 1950 duly enrolled in His Majesty's College of Arms, on the 21st day of August 1950 renounced and abandoned the use of the said surname of Howard-Stepney and resumed his former surname of Howard and intends upon all occasions to sign and subscribe himself and to be styled in all legal and other documents by the surname of Howard in lieu of and in substitution for his former surname of Howard-Stepney.—Dated the 24th day of August 1950.

ALGAR HOWARD, Garter, College of Arms, (279) London.

[Algar Howard (Major Sir Algar Henry Stafford Howard (1880-1970)) was a half-brother of Stafford Vaughan Stepney Howard (1915-1991).]


Published in "Some Ramblings of an Old Bogonian, Stories In and Around South Ascot" by Percy Hathaway (1929-2013)

At the junction of Oliver Road and the eastern side of Brockenhurst Road was Mr. 'old man' Sole's shop. It was from here that he sold corn and forage. Here also he would take orders for the coal delivery business that he ran with his three sons, Stan, Len and George. Mr. Sole rented six acres of land from the Fuel Allotment Trust in Lyndhurst Road on which he ran a farm. Here he stabled his horses that pulled his coal carts around. He also kept a number of pigs and some Jersey cows. He milked these and then toted the milk around the village houses.

Between the farm and the railway there were two sets of sidings into which Mr. Sole had his coal brought in railway trucks. These sidings, like those on the other side of the station, have now been done away with and the sites re-developed. Hire Direct now occupies the site of the sidings. Mr. Sole also rented a couple of fields from Lady Howard-Stepney where he grazed a few more cows. These fields were sold in the 'fifties and developed into the Woodend Drive estate. I think it fair to say that most of the villagers regarded 'old man' Sole as being a man with very short arms and exceedingly deep pockets but to his credit he never made any secret of the fact.


Published in The Times on 9 June 1952

lady howard stepney

Lady Howard Stepney, M.B.E., who died yesterday at Llanelly, had for more than half a century been a leading figure in the public and social life of South Wales. Catharine Meriel Howard Stepney was born in London on September 12, 1876, the only child of Sir Emile Algernon Arthur Keppel Cowell-Stepney, the eleventh and last baronet, of Cilymaenllwyd, by his wife, Margaret Leicester Warren, younger daughter of the second Lord de Tabley. Upon the creation of Llanelly as a borough, her husband, Sir Stafford Howard, whom she married in 1911, became the charter mayor, and when he died in office in 1916 she was elected to complete his term. She had been a member of the council, in later years as an alderman. She was also for a long time on the Carmarthenshire County Council, served on the Board of Guardians, was chairman of its house committee, and was instrumental in bringing about important changes in infant welfare work as well as provision for the aged poor. When Llanelly came of age in 1934 she was made the town's first freeman. She is survived by a son and a daughter. She was granted authority by royal licence in 1922 to take the additional surname of Stepney.

[Photograph source: "Parc Howard, A History" by Philip Thomas]


Lady Catharine Meriel Cowell Howard Stepney MBE
(1876-1952)

Catharine Meriel Cowell-Stepney was the only child of Sir Emile Algernon Arthur Cowell-Stepney. On the eve of her marriage to Sir Edward Stafford Howard, she and her mother Lady Stepney stayed at Llanelly House which is immediately opposite St Elli Parish Church.

On the death of Sir Stafford Howard at the age of 64 in 1916, Lady Howard Stepney, as she was then known, served the remainder of his term as the first Mayor of Llanelly. She was also a Justice of the Peace from 1920, a Carmarthenshire County Councillor and invested as Dame of the Order of St. John. She lived at Cily or Cilymaenllwyd, near Llanelli and at Woodend in South Ascot. It is interesting to note that due to the rarity of the telephone as a residential facility, her telephone numbers were quite easy to remember; they were Llanelly 2 and Ascot 37.

She was a keen advocate of Welsh culture and heritage and was without doubt one of the leading prominent figures in Llanelli's history. She was known for her generosity and gifting to the community as a leading benefactor to the town. She presented Llanelly with a new coat of arms that bore the inscription 'Ymlaen Llanelli' ['Forward Llanelli'].

In 1922, she was appointed member of the Ladies' Hyde Park and Bath Clubs and granted authority by Royal Licence to take the additional surname of Stepney. In 1916, she changed her name, in an act of perpetuation, to Lady Howard Stepney.

ln 1929, Llanelly Pottery was closed and prior to its demolition, she rescued many items and these were relocated to Parc Howard where they can still be viewed at the museum inside the Mansion House.

Lady Howard Stepney died on 8th June 1952 at Cilymaenllwyd, and is buried in the family grave at Church Cemetery, which is adjacent to Parc Howard.

Source: "Parc Howard, A History" by Philip Thomas


Published on www.rootschat.com/forum/ on 4 March 2010

I was brought up in South Ascot/Sunninghill, in the area of Woodend. During the 1950s and possibly later the house was the home of a well-off family, the Howard-Stepneys. There were two girls of my own age, Amanda and Arianwen. I have a vague idea there may have been a brother [Neville] who was away at school, but not certain about that. They owned three ponies, Bracken, Bluebell and Acorn and I was more than a bit envious! This family had an estate in (I believe) Cumberland, or possibly Cumbria. Sadly most of the land has now been built on, but a road runs through the now not-so-new housing estate and is called Woodend Drive. I had a friend who lived on the original estate – I think her father was a gardener for the Howard-Stepneys (the surname was Grigolo, but my spelling may be off there – it was a long time ago and I was very young), but cannot be certain. I don't think there was much doubt that the house would have been quite impressive.

"annyh46"


Published in The Times on 14 February 1961

Mrs. Stafford Howard and Mrs. W. R. Mansfield will give a dance for their daughters, Miss Arianwen Howard and Miss Sarah Mansfield, at Woodend, South Ascot, Berkshire, on July 8.


Published in The Times on 4 September 1965

forthcoming marriages

MR. A. M. DE C. GLEN AND Miss A. HOWARD

The engagement is announced between Adrian Martin de Courcy, son of Mr. A. R. Glen, of 46 Wilton Crescent, London, S.W.1, and of Mrs. Peter Boughey, of Heath End, Ascot. Berkshire, and Amanda, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stafford V. S. Howard, of Greystoke Castle, Penrith, Cumberland, and Woodend, South Ascot, Berkshire.


Published in Country Life on 6 January 1966

Miss Amanda Howard, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stafford Howard, of Greystoke Castle, Cumberland, and of Woodend, Ascot, Berkshire, is to be married to Mr. Adrian Glen, only son of Mr. Alexander Glen, of 46 Wilton Crescent, SW1, and of Mrs. Peter Boughey, of the Stable House, Puddington, Cheshire, at the Guards Chapel on July 20.

[It seems that Amanda Arianwen Cecilia Howard (b 1941) did not marry Adrian Martin de Courcy Glen. On 4 February 1967 she married Michael Noel Cottrell.]


Woodend was demolished in the 1970s and replaced with four blocks of flats, built by Algrey: Birkdale Court, Lytham Court, St Andrews Court and Troon Court. The houses in Woodend Drive had been built in the 1950s by Weaver Brothers.

Three houses in Truss Hill Road were named after three siblings in the Howard family: Amanda Cottage, Neville Orchard and Arianwen.


Genealogy
Sir Emile Algernon Arthur Keppel Cowell-Stepney, Bt. (1834-1909) Sir Emile Algernon Arthur Keppel Cowell-Stepney, Bt. (1834-1909) of Cilymaenllwyd
father: John Stepney (1791-1877), assumed the name Cowell-Stepney in 1857, created a baronet in 1871.
mother: Euphemia Jemima Murray (d 1874)
born: 26 December 1834
died: 2 July 1909 at the Southern Pacific Railway station in Yuma, Arizona
notes: Obituary published in The Times on 5 July 1909 and transcribed at the top of this page.
WIFE: Margaret Leicester Warren (1847-1921), married: 1875
father: George Fleming Warren, 2nd Baron de Tabley of Tabley House (1811-1887)
mother: Catharina Barbara de Salis (1814-1869)
born: 1847
died: 1921
notes: Margaret obtained a judicial separation from her husband in 1903. She and her daughter Catherine were living at Woodend, Ascot in 1909. (Source: The Times, 5 July 1909)
child:
Catherine Meriel Stepney (1876-1952), who became Lady Howard-Stepney, MBE
Sir Edward Stafford Howard
(1851-1916)
Sir Edward Stafford Howard (1851-1916)
father: Henry Howard (1802-1875)
mother: Charlotte Caroline Georgina Long (1823-1896)
born: 28 November 1851
died: 8 April 1916
notes: He was educated at the University of Cambridge. He was admitted to the Inner Temple in 1875, entitled to practise as a barrister. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for East Cumberland between 1876 and 1885. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for South Gloucestershire between 1885 and 1886. He held the office of Under-Secretary of India in 1886. He was Commissioner of Woods and Forests between 1893 and 1912. He was appointed Knight Commander, Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) He was Ecclesiastical Commissioner between 1914 and 1915. He lived at Clymaenllwyd, Carmarthenshire, and at Thornby Castle, Gloucestershire. He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Gloucestershire. He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Carmarthenshire. He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of Gloucestershire. He held the office of Mayor of Llanelly between 1915 and 1916.
WIFE: Lady Rachel Anne Georgina Campbell, married: (1) 21 September 1876
father: John Frederick Vaughan Campbell of Cawdor, 2nd Earl Cawdor of Castlemartin
mother: Sarah Mary Cavendish
died: 6 October 1906
children:
Ruth Evelyn Howard (b 10 December 1877, d 14 March 1962)
Major Sir Algar Henry Stafford Howard (b 7 August 1880, d 14 February 1970)
Alianore Rachel Howard (b 25 May 1886, d 29 May 1974)
WIFE: Catherine Meriel Stepney (1876-1952), married: (2) 21 September 1911
father: Sir Emile Algernon Arthur Keppel Cowell-Stepney, Bt. (1834-1909) of Cilymaenllwyd
mother: Margaret Leicester Warren (1847-1921)
born:12 September 1876 in London
died: 8 June 1952 in Llanelly
notes: She was appointed Member, Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.). She held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Carmarthenshire. She held the office of Member of the Carmarthenshire County Council. Her married name became Howard. On 9 March 1922 her name was legally changed to Catherine Meriel Howard-Stepney by Royal Licence. children:
Margaret Catherine Howard (1913-1953)
Stafford Vaughan Stepney Howard (1915-1991)
Children of Sir Edward Stafford Howard (1851-1916) and Catherine Meriel Stepney (1876-1952)
Margaret Catherine (Marged) Howard (1913-1953) Margaret Catherine (Marged) Howard (1913-1953)
father: Sir Edward Stafford Howard (1851-1916)
mother: Catherine Meriel Stepney (1876-1952)
born: 20 January 1913
died: 22 January 1953
HUSBAND: Major Patrick Wyndham Murray-Threipland, married: (1) 9 December 1933, divorced in 1938
father: Colonel William Murray-Threipland
born: 1 May 1904 at Dryburgh Abbey, Mertoun, Berwickshire, Scotland
HUSBAND: Alan Francis Welch, married: (2) 17 November 1938, divorced in 1948
father: Henry T. Welch
Stafford Vaughan Stepney Howard (1915-1991) Stafford Vaughan Stepney Howard (1915-1991)
father: Sir Edward Stafford Howard (1851-1916)
mother: Catherine Meriel Stepney (1876-1952)
born: 3 September 1915 at Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales
died: 6 October 1991 in Penrith, Cumberland
notes: On 9 March 1922 his name was legally changed to Stafford Vaughan Stepney Howard-Stepney by Royal Licence. He was educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, and at Magdalen College, University of Oxford. He fought in the Second World War, in North Africa, Italy and Burma, where he was mentioned in despatches. He gained the rank of Captain in the Coldstream Guards. On 12 August 1950 his name was legally changed to Stafford Vaughan Stepney Howard by Deed Poll. He held the office of Member of the Cumberland County Council in 1966.
WIFE: Ursula Priscilla Marie Gabrielle Horlick, married: (1) 15 July 1936, divorced in 1940
father: Colonel Sir James Nockells Horlick, 4th Bt.
mother: Flora Macdonald Martin
born: 29 August 1916
child:
Nicholas Stafford Howard (1937-2008)
WIFE: Mary Gracia Neville, married: (2) 24 October 1940
father: George Wilder Neville
children:
Amanda Arianwen Cecilia Howard (b 22 September 1941)
Lt.Col. Murray Bernard Neville Cyprian Howard (b 9 December 1942)
Arianwen Catherine Cardwell Howard (b 9 December 1942)
Child of Stafford Vaughan Stepney Howard (1915-1991) and Ursula Priscilla Marie Gabrielle Horlick (b 1916)
Nicholas Stafford Howard
(1937-2008)
Nicholas Stafford Howard (1937-2008)
father: Stafford Vaughan Stepney Howard (1915-1991)
mother: Ursula Priscilla Marie Gabrielle Horlick (b 1916)
born: 20 July 1937
died: 17 February 2008
notes: He attended preparatory school in Sunningdale and Eton College in Windsor. In his year of national service he trained as a Russian language specialist and then read mathematics at Magdalen College, Oxford. He worked at the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in Cheltenham and rose to be the head of his division, which specialised in cryptanalysis, the mathematical science of codebreaking. In the early stages of his career he spent a year at Churchill College, Cambridge, and three years at the British Embassy in Washington. He and his wife Bethan lived in and renovated Johnby Hall, near Greystoke, Cumbria, which he had inherited from his father. (Source: Cumberland & Westmorland Herald, 29 February 2008)
WIFE: Phyllis Bethan Duckett, married: 26 July 1966
father: Lewis Duckett
children:
Cecilia Charlotte Howard (b 1968)
Henry James Stafford Howard (b 1972)
Children of Stafford Vaughan Stepney Howard (1915-1991) and Mary Gracia Neville
Amanda Arianwen Cecilia Howard
(b 1941)
Amanda Arianwen Cecilia Howard (b 1941)
father: Stafford Vaughan Stepney Howard (1915-1991)
mother: Mary Gracia Neville
born: 22 September 1941
children:
Edward Stafford Cyprian Cottrell (b 1969)
Philip Howard Edward Cottrell (b 1971)
Camilla Mary Josephine Cottrell (b 1973)
Charlotte Lucinda Gracia Cottrell (b 1981)
HUSBAND: Michael Noel Cottrell, married: 4 February 1967
died: November 1996
Lt.Col. Murray Bernard Neville Cyprian Howard (b 1942) Lt.Col. Murray Bernard Neville Cyprian Howard (b 1942)
father: Stafford Vaughan Stepney Howard (1915-1991)
mother: Mary Gracia Neville
born: 9 December 1942
notes: He usually went by his middle name of Neville. He was educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, and at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Berkshire. He gained the rank of Captain in the 22 SAS Regiment. He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the Coldstream Guards. He was appointed Officer, Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) in 1985.
WIFE: Lavinia Zaria Lewis, married: 11 October 1969, separated in 1995
father: Lt.Col. Philip Lewis
mother: Fanny Angela Mary Legge
born: 28 May 1943
children:
Alexander Philip Wilder Howard (b 1971)
Catherine Anne Cardwell Howard (b 1972)
Arianwen Catherine Cardwell Howard (b 1942) Arianwen Catherine Cardwell Howard (b 1942)
father: Stafford Vaughan Stepney Howard (1915-1991)
mother: Mary Gracia Neville
born: 9 December 1942
children:
Thomas Wilder Neville Neve (b 1971)
Eleanor Marged Deborah Neve (b 1972)
HUSBAND: Christopher Neville Neve, married: 14 September 1968

Source: www.thepeerage.com and other sources

Do any of the descendants of Lady Howard-Stepney, or anyone else, have any photographs of Woodend please?


Map showing the house and grounds of Woodend in the late 1960s or early 1970s. The houses in Cardwell Crescent had been built but not the houses in Norton Park. The grounds are bounded by Cardwell Crescent to the north, Grange Cottage and Norton Grange to the east, The Glade to the south, and Woodend Drive to the west.

Map showing the house and grounds of Woodend in about 1912. Lower Village Road is at the top left, the railway line and Truss Hill Road, then called Albany Road, are at the top right, and St. Mary's Hill is at the bottom right. Elibank at the bottom centre has been rebuilt but still has that name. It is on the west side of St. Mary's Hill and the south side of Woodend Drive. The red line is the 200 feet contour line.


Two maps, showing the house and grounds of Woodend in about 1912, and in the late 1960s or early 1970s, are displayed on devices with wider screens.


See also:

Stepney Family: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stepney_family

Cowell-Stepney Baronets: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowell-Stepney_baronets

Sir John Stepney Cowell-Stepney, 1st Baronet, KH (1791-1877): en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cowell-Stepney

Sir Emile Algernon Arthur Keppel Cowell-Stepney, 2nd Baronet (1834-1909): en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Cowell-Stepney

Sir Edward Stafford Howard KCB, DL, JP (1851-1916): en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stafford_Howard

Lady Howard-Stepney (1876-1952): en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stafford_Howard#Lady_Howard_Stepney

Margaret Catherine (Marged) Stepney Howard Stepney (1913-1953): en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stafford_Howard#Only_daughter

Captain Stafford Vaughan Stepney Howard, (1915-1991): en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stafford_Howard#Younger_Son