Charles Thurstan Fogg-Elliot

Charles Thurstan Fogg-Elliot

Male 1870 - 1955  (85 years)

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  • Name Charles Thurstan Fogg-Elliot 
    Born 28 Jun 1870 
    Gender Male 
    Career Charles Thurstan. Fogg-Elliot
    College: TRINITY HALL
    Entered: Michs. 1890
    More Information: Adm. at TRINITY HALL, 1890. [2nd] s. of John, Esq., deceased [J.P. and D.L.], late of Elvet Hill, Durham. [B. June 25, 1870.] School, Durham. Matric. Michs. 1890. Rowing 'blue' 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894; President, C.U.B.C., 1894. Winner, C.U. Fours, 1890; Univ. Pairs, 1892. Leander Club VIII, 1893. Private Secretary to Lord Curzon (Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs), 1898, and to Lord Barnard, 1899-1940-. Served in the Great War, 1914-19 (Capt., 4th Batt., Durham Light Infantry). Of Staindrop, Darlington. Brother of John W. (next). (Burke, L.G.; Book of Blues; Univ. War List.)
    [Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Cambridge_University_Boat_Race_crews 
    WW1 Enlistment Captain in 3rd Durham Light Infantry. 
    Died 30 Aug 1955  The Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 5 Oct 1955  Durham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    ELLIOT Charles Thurstan Fogg of Raby House Staindrop county Durham died 30 August 1955 at The Royal Infirmary Aberdeen Probate Durham 5 October to Oliver Fogg Elliot retired commander R.N. Robin Fogg Elliot retired captain H.M. army and Allan Aylmer Luxmoore solcitor. Effects £8679 13s.9d. 
    Person ID I6  Mark Fogg-Elliot
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2021 

    Father John Fogg (later Fogg-Elliot), JP DL,   b. 4 Aug 1804, Bolton, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1881, Elvet Hill, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Sarah Tate,   b. 1828,   d. 17 Aug 1912  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 1865 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet

    Family Cicely Wilkinson,   b. Oct-Dec 1877, Tudhoe, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1932  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married 26 Aug 1897 
    Children 
    +1. Commander Mark Fogg-Elliot, DSO RN,   b. 30 Sep 1898,   d. Jun 1950, Newcastle district Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     2. Commander Oliver Fogg-Elliot, OBE MID RN,   b. 19 May 1901, Staindrop, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1978, Raby House, Staindrop, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Commander Lancelot Fogg-Elliot, RN,   b. 17 Jan 1903,   d. 15 Dec 1941, 35m west of Alexandria, Mediterranean Sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    +4. Captain Robin Fogg-Elliot, MBE DL,   b. 9 Nov 1904, Teesdale, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1986, Hounslow Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 12 Oct 2013 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet

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    Charles Thurstan Fogg-Elliot
    Charles Thurstan Fogg-Elliot
    Published in Vanity Fair, 22 March 1894. Fogg-Elliot, Charles Thurston - “Fogg” - by 'Spy' (Sir Leslie Ward):

    'Unlike most ‘Varsity oars he does not come from Eton, but reflects credit on Durham School, where he first learned to pull under the winged words of Mr. R.H. Poole; who had himself gone through the mill at Oxford before he rowed bow of the Dark Blue Eight fourteen years ago. From Durham he went to Trinity Hall in the October term of 1890, got into the Cambridge Eight at No. 7 in the year following; sat on the same thwart for two years, was “promoted” to No. 3 last year, and rowed at No. 6 on Saturday: whence it is clear that he can row on either side of a boat. On the Cam he has won the University Fours and Pairs, and he has also rowed at the Head of the River; though last year, as Captain of the Hall Boat Club, he rowed in the second boat and suffered bumps. At Henley, too, he has had his successes, having helped to win the Visitors’ for his College, and rowing No. 3 in the high class Leander Eight which carried off the Grand Challenge last year. Having achieved so much he was very properly chosen President of the Cambridge University Boat Club, when Mr. G.C. Kerr, of Trinity (also, oddly enough, a Durham man), left that pinnacle of aquatic fame vacant last summer. For he is generally held to be both a good oar and a good fellow.

    He is a very strong young man, whose hair and moustachios are as white as his face is sometimes red; and, like most of our strong young barbarians, he is quite a good-tempered fellow. He is known as “Fogg,” and he is a puzzle; for it is impossible to tell where his forehead ends and his nose begins. Yet is he quite a popular boy, who is not nearly so fierce as he often looks. He was only beaten last Saturday because the Oxford crew were better than his own.

    He has occasional flashes of dry humour; and he thinks that he can wrestle.'

    After his appearance in Vanity Fair, Charles Thurston Fogg-Elliot (1870-1955) completed his rowing career by racing for Trinity Hall in the 1896 Grand. After university, he became secretary to Lords Barnard and Curzon, Curzon noting that Fogg-Elliot’s taciturnity and flowing yellow mustache made him seem “like of forlorn Viking.” In the 1914-18 war he was Captain in the Fourth Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry.
    Charles Thurstan Fogg-Elliot
    Charles Thurstan Fogg-Elliot
    Cambridge University Boat Club VIII - B&W photo - The Illustrated London News - April 9, 1892
    Final of the Stewards' Challenge Cup 1891, Thames Rowing Club v Trinity Hall Cambridge.
    Final of the Stewards' Challenge Cup 1891, Thames Rowing Club v Trinity Hall Cambridge.
    Charles Thurstan Fogg-Elliot is #6.


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