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Sir Augustus Frederick William Keppel Stephenson 239

  • Born: 1827, London
  • Marriage: Eglantine Pleydell Bouverie on 5 December 1864
  • Died: 26 September 1904, Bodenham House, Salisbury, Wiltshire aged 77 13

bullet  General Notes:

From The Times, September 28, 1904

The death is announced of Sir Augustus Frederick William Keppel
Stephenson, K.C.B., K.C., which occured on Monday at his residence,
Bodenham, Salisbury. He was born in London in 1827, being the son of
Henry Frederick Stephenson, barrister-at-law, M.P. for Westbury,
1831-49, and of Inland Revenue, 1849-58, by his wife Lady Mary Keppel,
third daughter of the fourth Earl of Arbemarle. He was educated under
private tutors, and a Caius College, Cambridge, where he graduated
B.A. in 1849 and proceeded M.A. in 1853. In the meantime he kept his
terms at Lincoln's Inn, where he was admitted in 1846, and was called
to the Bar (having gained the Tancred studentship) in 1852. For some
years after his call Stephenson went the Norfolk circuit, and
practised at the Aylesbury, Bury, and Ipswich Sessions. He was also
for a time marshal and associate to Lord Campbell, and from 1862 to
1867 was Recorder of Bedford. In 1865 he was appointed Assistant
Solicitor to the Treasury, and from 1870 to 1875 he held in addition
the post of Chief Registrar of Friendly Societies. The last office he
exchanged in August 1875, for that of Solicitor to the Treasury, to
which he had as Assistant Solicitor served a ten years'
apprenticeship. To the Treasury-Solicitorship was united the position
of Queen's Proctor in 1876. In 1884 the Directorship of Public
Prosecutions, which had been created five years earlier, was also
joined to the Treasury Solicitorship. Sir A. Stephenson held all
three offices until his retirement on pension in 1894. He was created
C.B. in 1883, and promoted to the rank of K.C.B. in 1885; he took silk
in 1890, and became a Bencher of his Inn in 1892.
He married Eglantine, second daughter of the Right Hon. Edward
Pleydell Bouverie, second son of the third Earl of Radnor, and leaves


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Resided: 11 September 1858, 5 Paper Buildings, Temple, London. 794

2. Resided: 26 September 1904, 46 Ennismore Gardens, London. 13

3. He had an estate probated on 2 November 1904 in London. 13


Augustus married Eglantine Pleydell Bouverie, daughter of Edward Pleydell Bouverie and Elizabeth Anne Balfour, on 5 December 1864. (Eglantine Pleydell Bouverie was born in 1845 in Coleshill, Berkshire and died on 13 November 1925 in Salisbury, Wiltshire 13.)

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