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Sir Ernest Edward de Winton Wills, (4th) Baronet     1903-1983
Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Ernest Edward de Winton Wills, (4th Baronet) of Hazelwood, Laird of Meggernie Castle, late Scots Guards, and Captain of The Royal Guard of Balmoral Castle.
Sir Edward was born on 8 December 1903, the son of Ernest Salter Wills and Caroline Fanny Maud de Winton, at Clevedon, Bristol, Somerset. He married Sylvia Margaret Ogden in 1926. Edward became 4th baronet of Hazelwood upon the death of his father in January 1958. He also inherited Meggernie Castle, with its 240 square mile estate in Glenlyon, Perthshire. Meggernie Castle was sold in 1979 with 18,000 acres of land. Remaining sections of the estate were sold off between then and 1995. During WW2 Sir Edward served with the Scots Guards and the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was also called upon by His Late Majesty King Hussein to recommend suitable officers to supervise the training of officers of the army. At one stage he commanded the garrison guarding HM King George VI at Balmoral Castle.

Edward and Sylvia, about 1934, at Menton, on the French Riviera

Sylvia Margaret Ogden                 1901-1946         (1st Wife)
Sylvia was born in early 1901, the daughter of William Barker Ogden and Margaret Scott, at Great Crosby, Lancashire.
I have identified the following children.
  Venetia Dawn Born abt 1928   Married Charles Robert Cecil Weld-Forester
Alan Hopkins
  Edwina Sylvia Born 13 Mar 1933   Married Lord Savernake (Michael Sydney Cedric Brudenell-Bruce)
Major Christopher Leslie Leo Bonn

Birth of Parents
Ernest Edward de Winton Wills b: 8 Dec 1903         Clevedon, Bristol, Somerset       1904 1Q Long Ashton 5c 565
son of Ernest Salter Wills and Caroline Fanny Maud de Winton

Sylvia Margaret Ogden b: 1901         Great Crosby, Lancashire       1901 1Q West Derby 8b 255
daughter of William Barker Ogden and Margaret Scott
Marriage
26 Jan 1926
Ernest Edward de Winton Wills
Sylvia Margaret Ogden

The Times - Wednesday January 27, 1926  Read about Marriage

Children
Venetia Dawn de Winton Wills b: abt 1928  c: 12 Jan 1928         St. Margaret's, Westminster
daughter of Ernest Edward de Winton Wills and Sylvia Margaret Ogden

The Times, Friday, January 13, 1928   CHRISTENING
    The christening took place yesterday at St. Margaret's, Westminster, of the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs Edward Wills. Cannon Arthur Helps officiated, and the child received the names Venetia Dawn. The godparents were Major Ian Bullough, Mr. George Wills, Miss Peggy Gordon Moore, and Lady Ossulston.

Edwina Sylvia de Winton Wills b: 13 Mar 1933  c: 14 May 1933         the private chapel of Littlecote, near Hungerford
daughter of Ernest Edward de Winton Wills and Sylvia Margaret Ogden

The Times, Monday, May 15, 1933   CHRISTENING
    The christening of the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs Edward Wills took place yesterday in the private chapel of Littlecote, near Hungerford. The Rev. W. H. Pelham officiated, and the child was named Edwina Sylvia. The godparents were Sir Duncan Orr-Lewis, Mr. John Wills, Mrs. Gray Horton, and Mrs. John Fielden.

Edwina Sylvia, at Littlecote

Death
Sylvia Margaret (Ogden) Wills       Died 26 Jan 1946
Burial inside the church at Chilton Foliat on the Littlecote estate.
The Times - Tuesday February 5, 1946  Read about Memorial Service
Sir Edward, Scots Guards, c:1939/40


Juliet Eve Graham-Clark                     1921-1996     (2nd Wife)
Juliet was the daughter of Captain John Eagles Henry Graham-Clark.
I have not identified any children.

Birth of New Wife
Juliet Eve Graham-Clark b:abt 1921         Gloucestershire
daughter of Captain John Eagles Henry Graham-Clark

Marriage
29 Jun 1949
Lieut.-Col. Sir Ernest Edward de Winton Wills
Juliet Eve Graham-Clark
Gloucester Catherdral

The Times, Thursday, June 30, 1949   MARRIAGES
Lieutenant-Colonel E. de Winton Wills
and Miss J. Graham-Clarke
    The marriage took place yesterday in Gloucester Cathedral of Lieutenant-Colonel E. de Winton Wills, elder son of Sir Ernest and Lady Wills, and Miss Juliet Graham-Clarke, younger daughter of Captain and Mrs. J. E. H. Graham-Clarke, of Frocester Manor, Gloucestershire. The Bishop of Gloucester officiated, assisted by Cannon A. Helps.
    The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a gown of parchment and silver brocade, with a tulle veil and a head-dress of orange blossem, and carried a Prayer-book bound in scarlet velvet. She was attended by two pages - Robin d'Abo and Seton Wills - and by Miss Edwina Wills and Miss Anne Rouse. Mr. Edward Doughty was best man. A reception was held at the home of the bride.






Sir Edward

Death
Lt Col Sir Ernest Edward de Winton Wills,
4th Bt of Hazelwood
Died Aug 1983
Cremated, ashes were scattered at "Lochs" on the Meggernie Estate

Death
Lady Juliet Eve (Graham-Clark) Wills Died 11 Nov 1996,  at Mount Prosperous, Hungerford, Nr Newbury, Berkshire
Buried at Shalbourne in Berkshire

Sir Edward's 1st Cousin, Major John Lycett Wills, TD, late the Life Guards, married The Hon. Jean Elphinstone, CVO, Lady in Waiting to HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowden, and niece of HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.