Princes Gate and Princes Gardens: the Freake Estate, Some Former Residents

Pages 209-210

Survey of London: Volume 45, Knightsbridge. Originally published by London County Council, London, 2000.

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Some Former Residents

This list excludes occupants mentioned above.

Princes Gate (Nos 32–43 and 59–68 demolished)

No. 30 Henry Huth, merchant banker and bibliophile

No. 31 Sir (William) Charles Wright, industrialist, chairman of Baldwins Ltd

No. 32 David Mocatta, architect; Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts

No. 33 Henry William Ferdinand Bölckow, ironmaster, MP and art collector

No. 39 Lieut.-Col. Alexander Leith Wyllie, industrialist, chairman of the RSPCA; Sir Stuart Campbell, senior executive at The Times and Daily Mail; Charles Theodore te Water, South African diplomatist

No. 44 Sir Robert Elliott-Cooper, civil engineer

No. 46 Ernest Noel, chairman of the Artisans' Dwellings Company

No. 47 Walter Victor Hutchinson, publisher

No. 51 Alexander Brogden, industrialist and MP; (Sir) James Timmins Chance, glassmaker

No. 53 Earl Carrington, subsequently 1st Marquess of Lincolnshire, politician

No. 55 Sir Frank Hillyard Newnes, 2nd Bart, publisher and MP

No. 56 Sir Bernhard Samuelson, 1st Bart, industrialist and politician (previously at No. 69 Princes Gate)

No. 57 Sir (James John) Trevor Lawrence, 2nd Bart, MP, President of the Royal Horticultural Society

No. 59 Frank (Francis Augustus) Bevan, banker (previously at No. 72)

No. 60 Sir James Mills, Chairman of the Union Steamship Company of New Zealand

No. 62 Henry John Selwin-Ibbetson, 1st Baron Rookwood, politician

No. 65 Viscount Bury (later 7th Earl of Albemarle), politician

No. 69 see No. 56

No. 70 (Sir) Everard Alexander Hambro, merchant banker

No. 71 Hugh Colin Smith, Governor of the Bank of England; Sir Clement Anderson Montague Barlow, politician, chairman of Sothebys

No. 72 (see also No. 59) Lord Acton, historian; Joseph Chamberlain was briefly Acton's tenant here

Princes Gardens (all except Nos 8–15 and 46–48 demolished)

No. 2 Arthur Pease, industrialist and MP

No. 3 Sir John Barnard Byles, lawyer, author of Byles on Bills

No. 4 Sir George Markham Giffard, Lord Justice of Appeal; Rt Hon. Sir Charles Ernest Swann, 1st Bart, politician; Sir James Currie, educationist

No. 5 Clementina, Lady Hawarden, wife of 4th Viscount Hawarden, one of the earliest woman photographers and the first to achieve critical recognition (her studio and darkroom were on the first floor); Maj. Edward Howard Thornbrough Parsons, Chief Constable, Metropolitan Police

No. 7 Viscount Emlyn, later 3rd Earl of Cawdor, First Lord of the Admiralty, chairman of the Great Western Railway

No. 10 Peter Blackburn, Lord of the Treasury, chairman of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway

No. 11 Sir Henry Singer Keating, judge

No. 12 Sir William Erle, judge

No. 13 Sir George William Allen, founder of Allahabad Pioneer and Civil and Military Gazette; John Brownlee Lonsdale, later 1st Baron Armaghdale, Irish Unionist politician

No. 16 Baron Monk Bretton, Chairman of the London County Council

No. 17 Hugh Culling Eardley Childers, politician

No. 18 (Sir) Joseph Whitwell Pease, industrialist and MP, first Quaker to accept an honour from the Crown; William Rathbone, nursing reformer and politician; Sir Charles John Darling (later Lord Darling), judge

No. 19 Earl Jellicoe, Admiral of the Fleet

No. 20 Sir Daniel Cooper, 1st Bart, first Speaker of the New South Wales legislative assembly

No. 22 Sir Bartle Frere, colonial administrator and statesman; General Sir Richard Harrison, veteran of the Siege of Lucknow; Ossian Donner, Finnish diplomat and industrialist

No. 25 Walter Sydney Sichel, writer

No. 26 Sir Samuel Cunard, 1st Bart, shipowner

No. 27 Lieut.-Gen. Sir Edward Macarthur, Peninsular War veteran, acting Governor of Victoria

No. 32 Sir Stuart Alexander Donaldson, Australian businessman and statesman; Field Marshal the Earl of Cavan, Chief of the Imperial General Staff

No. 35 Sir Robert Williams, 1st Bart, engineer and colleague of Cecil Rhodes

No. 36 Gen. James Robertson Craufurd, Brigade of Guards commander in the Crimea

No. 39 Henry Austin Bruce, 1st Baron Aberdare of Duffryn, statesman

No. 40 Joseph Chamberlain and his son Austen, statesmen

No. 42 Marcus Gervais Beresford, Archbishop of Armagh

No. 44 Sir George Houstoun Reid, Australian Prime Minister