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Charles Eales [Obituary]

Trans. Devon Assoc. 1882, Vol XIV, p. 118

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Rev. W. Harpley, (Ed.).

Prepared by Michael Steer

The Eales family of Eastdon was armigerous, and were Lords of the manor. The Eastdon Estate covers fifty acres of landscaped gardens and mature woodland overlooking the spectacular Exe Estuary. Eastdon House, built in the late eighteenth century, boasts one of the finest positions on the Exe Estuary. The article, from a copy of a rare and much sought-after journal can be downloaded from the Internet Archive. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. These books, on which copyright has expired, are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.

Charles Eales was a barrister-at-law of the Inner Temple, a principal clerk of the committee office, House of Commons, and a justice of the peace for the county of Devon. He was born in 1826; he married, firstly, Eleanor Hatford; daughter of the late Capt Rose Henry Fuller, R.N. (she died in 1858); secondly, in 1863, Diana, only daughter of the Rev. W. P. Hopton.

Mr. Eales was lord of the manor of Eastdon, near Dawlish, and his loss will be much felt by the villagers, in whose welfare he took a deep interest His duties in the House of Commons necessitated his residing in London during the Session of Parliament, but at its close Mr. Eales has for several years past taken up his residence at Eastdon. His membership with the Association only commenced last year, when he was elected one of the vice-presidents for the meeting at Dawlish. He died at his residence on Saturday, 22nd October, 1881, and was buried at Starcross.