Edward Henry Nevinson (1785 - 1856)

Born: 1785 | Died: 1856 | Grave: D 001-002 | Category: Administration

Head of a family of local benefactors, which included H W Nevinson, the ‘Grand Duke’ of war correspondents, and C R W Nevinson, the cubist and war artist. Edward was Paymaster of the Exchequer in 1834, when the old Palace of Westminster was burned down; the fire started in his storerooms. His wife, Charlotte (1786 to 1868), helped found the local Clothing Club and other Poor Relief – she was known as Lady Nevinson. His eldest son Edward (1813 – 52),, a barrister at Lincolns Inn, ran the local Savings Bank and Dispensary. His second son, George (1818 – 1901), and his youngest, Thomas (1820-95),, were both Registrars of the Archdeaconry of Leicester.

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