- Thomas Kane McClintock
Bunbury, 2nd Baron Rathdonnell (1848 - 1929)
February 26th 1891: On his 18th wedding anniversary, TK resigns his
commission as a Captain in Prince Albert's Own Leicestershire Yeomanry
From Greg Denieffe.
This information is from the ‘Times’ newspaper archive.
The obituary for T.K. McClintock Bunbury of 29 May 1929
Lord Rathdonnell, in the peerage of Ireland, died on Wednesday at Lisavanagh,
Co. Carlow, in his 81st year. Thomas Kane McClintock Bunbury was born in
November 1848 and in 1879 succeeded to the title by special remainder on the
death of his uncle, the first peer, who was M.P. for Co. Louth. He went to Eton
in 1859, to the Rev. J. W. Hawtrey’s house, the Rev. Edmond Warre being his
tutor. He was in the Eton Eight in 1867 and was
of boats in 1868: Eton won the Ladies Plate in both years. He also played in
Oppidian Wall and Mixed Wall and in Field XI. He left in 1868 and received a
commission in the Scots Greys.
As the famous coach, J. W. Warre, was his tutor, he probably had little
choice but to row. In the Ladies of 1867 he rowed at ‘6’ at 10 stone 1 pound. He
was Captain of Boats, but did not row, in 1868. Rathdonnell’s son, the Hon
William, stroked the Eton crew to victory in the Ladies in 1896 at the weight of
9 stone 11 pounds. He was commissioned into the family regiment but was killed
in the South African War in 1900.
John William McClintock Bunbury was Captain of Lower Boats in 1867 and
stroked Eton in the winning Ladies crews of 1868 and 1869 at 10 stone 11 pounds.
The 68 crew set a record time of 7 minutes 18 seconds. In the 1869 Henley he
also stroked Eton’s Grand crew which lost in a heat to the final winners by of a
length. In 1871 he was ‘7’ in the losing Boat Race crew, won the Oxford
University Sculls, lost in the first round of the Diamonds but won the Grand,
rowing at ‘4’ for Oxford Etonians. He died young in 1893.
Source: Michael Purcell
Lisnavagh House ]
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