Arthur Pemberton Heywood-Lonsdale

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Arthur Pemberton Heywood-Lonsdale

Birthplace: Shavington Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire, England
Death: Died in Shropshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Henry Gylby Lonsdale and Anna Maria Lonsdale
Husband of Frances Elizabeth Heywood-Lonsdale
Father of Anna Maria Lloyd; John Pemberton Heywood Heywood-Lonsdale and Lt-Col Henry Heywood Heywood-Lonsdale

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About Arthur Pemberton Heywood-Lonsdale

Arthur Pemberton Heywood-Lonsdale (1835–1897) was an English rower and landowner who was High Sheriff of two counties and a substantial investor in North Vancouver.

Lonsdale was the son of Rev. Henry Gylby Lonsdale and his wife Anna Maria Heywood. He was the nephew of John Lonsdale Bishop of Lichfield. Lonsdale was at Eton College and Balliol College, Oxford. He rowed at Oxford and was in the Oxford crew in the Boat Race in 1856 and 1857. In 1857 Lonsdale also partnered Edmond Warre in a coxless pair to win Silver Goblets at Henley Royal Regatta. In 1858 the pair lost in the final of Silver Goblets to Herbert Playford and A. A. Casamajor.

Lonsdale became High Sheriff of Louth in 1877. He was granted a Royal Licence to change his name to Arthur Pemberton Heywood-Lonsdale in order to inherit a fortune of a million and a quarter pounds under the will of his maternal uncle John Pemberton Heywood who died in 1877.

With another relation James Pemberton Fell, Heywood-Lonsdale made substantial investments in City of North Vancouver. In 1882 he financed the Moodyville investments founded by Sewell Moody. Several locations in the North Vancouver area are named after Lonsdale and the family. In 1885 Heywood-Lonsdale purchased the Shavington estate in Shropshire and greatly improved the house and grounds. He became High Sheriff of Shropshire in 1888.

Lonsdale married Miss Neilson of Hundhill in Ackworth Church on 28 January 1863. His uncle, the Bishop of Lichfield, officiated. Their son Henry Heywood-Lonsdale inherited the estate. Another son John Heywood-Lonsdale coxed Oxford in the Boat Race from 1889 to 1892.

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Arthur Pemberton Heywood-Lonsdale's Timeline

January 9, 1835
Shropshire, England
January 28, 1863
Age 28
Age 30
Age 33
February 24, 1897
Age 62
Shropshire, England