Caryl Arthur James Annesley was the
second son of Arthur Annesley (XIII). He
inherited his father's titles after his
elder brother, Arthur Annesley (XIV) was
killed in the First World War.
Caryl Annesley served in the Army,
spending some years in the Middle East
and India. From 1907-1913, he was A.D.C.
to the Governors, first of Madras, then
of Bengal, and from 1922-1938 he was
Privy Secretary to Arthur, Duke of
Caryl Annesley never married, and on his
death in 1949, the Barony of Annesley
became extinct, but the Viscountcy of
Valentia passed to William Monckton
Annesley, a descendant of Martin
Annesley, a younger son of Francis
These papers concern settling the
affairs of his parents Arthur (XIII) and
Laura, his shares, and his will.
Caryl Annesley was the last member of
his family to live at Bletchingdon. He
sold off several pieces of land in the
1920s and 1930s, no doubt to pay for
death duties for his parents, and
finally sold the remainder of the
estate in 1947 (see E6/6/10D-25D). He
also sold the remnants of the family's
property in Ireland, Northants., and
Somerset (see E6/7/8D, E6/9/24D and
E6/13). See too E6/11 for papers
relating to properties he rented in
London in 1934-1945.