Cecil Fane de Salis

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About Cecil Fane de Salis


Sir Cecil Fane de Salis, KCB, DL, JP, (born Fringford, 31 May 1857, died Wargrave 9 March 1948), of Dawley Court, Hillingdon, Uxbridge, Middlesex, was chairman of Middlesex County Council 1919–1924, and landowner in the parish of Harlington.


A nephew of William Fane de Salis and second of the four sons of Rev. Henry Jerome Fane De Salis of Portnall Park (the seventh son of Jerome, 4th Count de Salis-Soglio) he was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. He became a barrister (Inner Temple, called 1881). Later he was Middlesex's County Alderman; a long-standing member of Middlesex County Council; chairman and owner of market gardeners H. & A. Pullen Burry, Ltd. of Sompting, West Sussex; he was a director of the Dawley Wall Gravel Pit in the parish of Harlington; JP (Middlesex, 1896–1938), chairman of the bench 1921–1931; Deputy Lieutenant (Middlesex, from 1918); High Sheriff (Middlesex, 1905). In 1931 he became a companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) and was made a knight (KCB) of the same order in 1935.

During the First World War he sat for 449 days (from 25 February 1916) as one of the ten members of the Appeal Tribunal for the County of Middlesex, which he described: This was sad work and many hard cases had to be dealt with, and often decided against the appellant. He was vice-chairman (1912–1925) and then chairman (1925–1936) of the Middlesex Territorial and Auxiliary Force Association. Through Middlesex County Council he was closely associated with the mental hospitals at Harperbury and Shenley. He was also a governor of Uxbridge County School, aka the Bishopshalt School, now in Hillingdon.

Fane De Salis was for many years chairman of the Harlington, Harmondsworth and Cranford Cottage Hospital. He was a member of the Union Club (site now home to Canada House, Trafalgar Square).

Fourteen children


Land in Northern Ireland

The Belfast Gazette of 11 March 1927, records Cecil as having 18 parcels of land in county Armagh. These were at Dromart, Tandragee; Ballyworkan, Portadown; Tamnaghvelton; Tamnaghmore; and Brackagh, Portadown. These came to circa 140 acres and were valued at and compulsorily sold to the tenants for circa £2,000 in 1927.

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Cecil Fane de Salis's Timeline

May 31, 1857
Haywards Heath, West Sussex, UK
July 17, 1891
Age 34
October 9, 1893
Age 36
December 31, 1894
Age 37
Berkshire, England UK
January 3, 1896
Age 38
Surrey, England UK
April 15, 1897
Age 39
June 1, 1898
Age 41
Middlesex, England UK
January 20, 1900
Age 42
January 17, 1901
Age 43
February 28, 1902
Age 44