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Samuel 
Courtauld
1793 - 1881


Samuel 
Courtauld
, of Gosfield hall, Essex. Eldest son. Industrialist and Unitarian. Silk and (Silk) Crape Manufacturer (1851) His great nephew Samuel Courtauld 1876-1947 founded the Courtauld Institute who marr. Elizabeth. Another great nephew (younger brother of Samuel) was Stephen Courtauld who restored Eltham palace. Seat: Gatcombe Park, Minchinhampton, Glos. Just before World War II Col Henry Ricardo sold Gatcombe to Samuel Courtauld, a member of the textile family, from whom it was inherited in 1947 by R A Butler, his son-in-law, later Lord Butler of Saffron Walden (see 1970 edn). The latter sold it to HM THE QUEEN in 1976 for a reported £500,000 (well over £2m in late-1990s terms). Stephen Courtauld Sir Stephen Lewis Courtauld (1883-1967) was a member of the wealthy English Courtauld textile family (he was the youngest brother of Samuel Courtauld, founder of the Courtauld Institute of Art). He did not enter the family business but his wealthy background enabled him to travel extensively and to pursue cultural and philanthropic interests ? most notably, the redevelopment during the 1930s of Eltham Palace in Eltham, south-east London. Serving in the Artists? Rifles during the First World War, Courtauld won the Military Cross in 1918. After the war, in 1919, as an enthusiastic mountaineer, he completed the first ascent of the Innominata face of Mont Blanc in the French Alps. Also in 1919, he met his future wife, Virginia (nee Peirano), who he married in 1923. Courtauld was financial director of Ealing Studios, a trustee of the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden, and provided financial support for the Courtauld Galleries in Cambridge?s Fitzwilliam Museum. He undertook the redevelopment of Eltham Palace with his wife. They employed architects John Seely (1899-1963) and Paul Paget (1901-1985) and fashionable Mayfair interior designer the Marchese Peter Malacrida (1889-1980) to design a new private house in the Art Deco style to adjoin the existing Palace building, which was extensively restored. Malacrida also designed the interiors of the Courtauld's luxury yacht, Virginia (launched in 1930 at Dalmuir on the Upper Clyde in Scotland). The Courtaulds left Eltham Palace in May 1944 to live in Scotland. In 1951 they moved again, to Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. After Stephen?s death in 1967, Virginia moved to Jersey in 1970 where she died in 1972.

Born: Albany, , Western Australia, Australia 1st Jun 1793 Baptised:
Died: 21st Mar 1881Buried:
Family:
Courtauld

Ancestors
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1.
Samuel 
Courtauld
(
Taylor
) 1793 - 1881
2.
George 
Courtauld
(
Minton
) 1761 - 1823
4.
Samuel 
Courtauld
(
Ogier
) 1720 - post 1761
5.
3.
Ruth 
Minton
(
Courtauld
) 1762 - 1853
 
 

Siblings


1.
Eliza 
Courtauld
(
Ash
) 1797 - 1894
2.
George 
Courtauld
(
Sewell
) 1802 - 1861
3.
John Minton 
Courtauld
(
Bromley
) 1807 - 1877
4.
Louis 
Courtauld
(
?
) + post 1851

Spouses



1. , , , England 4th Jul 1822
Ellen 
Taylor
(
Courtauld
) 1801 - 1872

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???Made a will (will)
1st Jun 1793Born Albany, Western Australia, Australia
4th Jul 1822Married
Ellen 
Taylor
(
Courtauld
) 1801 - 1872
England
31st Mar 1841Head of household in 1851 census (census) Bocking, Essex, England
1871Head of household in 1871 census (census) Gosfield, Essex, England
21st Mar 1881Died
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