Papers of Sir George and Lady Hester Duncombe

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The very small number of papers for Sir George and Lady Hester Duncombe arrived in the Brynmor Jones Library as part of the very large deposit of solicitors' papers made by Crust Todd and Mills of Beverley in 1974. They comprise the marriage settlements of Isabella Margaretta Cockayne Pauncefort Duncombe and Arthur Flower (1873) and George Augustus Duncombe and Hester Allardyce (1890), the wills of George and Hester Duncombe (1921) and a small number of property papers and tenancy papers.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Duncombes were originally from Buckinghamshire, though one branch of the family settled in Helmsley in the early eighteenth century. Sir George Augustus Duncombe was born in 1848, the 4th son of Admiral Arthur Duncombe (1806-1889) of Kilnwick Percy Hall in Pocklington in the East Riding of Yorkshire, who was himself the 4th son of Charles Duncombe, 1st Baron Feversham (1764-1841), of Duncombe Park, Helmsley, Yorkshire (Burke, The peerage and baronetage).

George Duncombe was educated at Harrow and became a Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for the East Riding. He was a senior partner in Beckett & Co., the York and East Riding Bank, was director of the Yorkshire Insurance Co., chairman of the Beverley Waterworks and was very active as Treasurer of the East Riding County Council and several local societies including the Holderness Conservative Association. He also rose to Colonel in the 3rd battalion of the East Yorkshire Regiment. In 1890 he married Hester Allardyce, daughter of Colonel John Allardyce of Scarborough. Their son, Archibald Charles Duncombe (b.1894) predeceased them in 1909. George Duncombe was created baronet on 1919. He died in 1933 (Burke, The peerage and baronetage; Scott, Contemporary biographies, p.111).

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Originally published by Access to Archives - A2A. The data in this finding aid is in the copyright of the place of deposit.

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Related Material

DDCV/216/27; DDGE/6/70


Burke, B & A (eds), A genealogical and heraldic history of the peerage and baronetage (1925)

Scott, Herbert W, The North and East Ridings of Yorkshire at the opening of the twentieth century: contemporary biographies (1903)