Ancestors of Lt.General Granville George B Chetwynd-Stapylton
Lt.General Granville George B Chetwynd-Stapylton
Birth: 22 Mar 1823 - Shenley Lodge, Hertford.
Christening: in Marylebone New Church
Death: 27 Apr 1915
Burial: Apr 1915 - Old Malden, Surrey.St John the Baptist church.
Cause of Death:
Father: Major Henry Richard Chetwynd-Stapylton
Mother: Margaret Hammond
Spouses and Children
1. *Lady Barbara Emily Maria Leeson
Marriage: 8 Dec 1864 - Blessington And Ballymore, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
1. Barbara Margaret Chetwynd-Stapylton
2. Major Granville Joseph Chetwynd-Stapylton R.F.A
3. Bryan Henry Chetwynd-Stapylton
4. Richard Cecil Chetwynd-Stapylton
Lieutenant General Granville George Chetwynd-Stapylton 1896 - 1902
Born in London in 1823.
He entered the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, in May 1839 prior to being appointed an Ensign in the 13th Light Infantry in June of the same year. He embarked at Gravesend in the following November to join the Regiment at Kabul,Afghanistan, on 21st April 1841.Served in Afghanistan campaigns 1840 and 1842.
Promoted Lieutenant in 1842,much of his career was in India. He served in the Afghan Campaign 1840-1842 and was present at several engagements including the forcing of the Jagdalak Pass, the heroic defence of Jellalabad and the recapture of Kabul. He was awarded two appropriate medals.
Other stations at which he served in 1843 and 1844 were Kasauli, Sukkur and Karachi.
Returning to England via Bombay and Suez in 1845 his Home Service included such places as Walmer, Portsmouth, Dublin and Belfast.
During futher service in India he became ADC to the Commander-in-Chief, East Indies in 1854.
Captain in 1848 and Major in 1857, he advanced to the ranks of Lieutenant Colonel in 1860 and Colonel in 1865.
He married Lady Barbara Leeson at Blessington, Co. Wicklow, in 1864
In 1870 he was appointed Major General and from 1873-1877 he was Commander, Brigade Depot 69, Clonmell.
On 3 April 1881 lived at 95 Belgrave Rd.Colonel of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry.
Retiring as Honorary Lieutenant General on 1st July 1881 he was appointed Colonel of The Royal West Surrey Regiment (The Queen's).
Was Colonel,Queen's 1896-1902 and then Colonel ,Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry.
He died in London on 28th April 1915.