- Born: 26 June 1841, Westover, Isle of Wight 127
- Died: 5 January 1885, Menton, France aged 43 13
From The Times, May 15, 1878
We take the following from the Panama Star and Herald of the 21st ult.
"Her Britannic Majesty's steam sloop of war Osprey, Hon. Henry Holmes
A'Court commanding, left this bay on the evening of the 18th inst. for
a cruise on the Central American coast. The object of her visit is to
look after British interests in the various ports and to extend the
protection of the flag in cases where they, or those of subjects of
friendly foreign Powers may be imperilled. The recent purchases of
war steamers, arms &c., by various of the Central American Governments
have alarmed the foreign merchants, who apprehend war, with the
probabilities of the destruction of property won on both sides.
Although protected by a neutral flag the presence of a vessel like the
Osprey will be an additional security to the property and lives of
foreigners in the various ports."
From The Times, January 8, 1885
Captain the Hon. Henry Holmes-A'Court (sic), R.N., died on Sunday, at
Mentone, at the early age of 43. The deceased was the third son of
Lord Heytesbury, by his marriage with Elizabeth, eldest daughter and
heiress of the late Sir Leonard Thomas Worsley-Holmes, of Westover, in
the Isle of Wight, and was born in June 1841. He entered the Royal
Navy in 1854, was employed in the China expedition of 1858-68, for
which service he obtained the medal with clasp, and was promoted to a
captaincy in 1881.
Noted events in his life were:
1. He was baptised on 8 August 1841 in Calbourne, Isle of Wight.
2. He appeared on the census on 30 March 1851 in Rickwoods, Longbridge Deverill, Wiltshire.
3. Resided: 5 January 1885, Heytesbury House, Heytesbury, Wiltshire. 13
4. He had an estate probated on 11 May 1885 in Principal Registry. 13