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;=T7 Earl of Ancaster. DEATH OF FAMOUS SPORTSMAN. HISTORIC DEER FOREST. We regret to announce the death of the Earl of Ancaster, which occurred on Christmas morning at his Lincolnshire re- sidence, Grimtborpe Castle, at the age of eighty. Bronchial trouble, following a chill, was the cause of death. A large landowner both in England and Scotland, a famous sportsman in his day, there have been few more popular figures than that of Lord Ancaster. A man of the greatest activity, he found time even in his eightieth year to act as president for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and it is said of him that not more than a score of times in all his eighty years did he break- fast later than nine o'clock. Never was he happier than when shoot- ing in the deer forest at his picturesque seat, Drummond Castle, in Perthshire. Ten years ago his passion for shooting was the cause of a very unpleasant accident, some stray pellets striking him in the face. An- other of his deer forests was the ancient royal hunting ground in Glen Artney, some ten miles from the castle. It was in this park that James IV. hunted at the time when, with his first wife, Mar- garet Drummond, he visited the castle. It was here, too, that many of the most stir- ring events in the love story of Mary Queen of Scots and Darnley were enacted. Many other royalties have sought rest there, in- cluding Queen Victoria and King Alfonso and the Queen of Spain. His Majesty King George has himself shot many a deei in Glen Artney. THREE TITLES IN SUCCESSION. Titles and wealth accumulated for Lord Ancaster. Originally plain Mr. Gilbert Heathcote, he succeeded his father as sec- ond Lord Aveland in his thirty-eighth year. Twenty-one years later, on the death at his mother, he became the twenty-first Lord Willoughby de Eresby, and in 1892 he was created Earl of Ancaster. He was joint hereditary Lord Great Chamberlain of England. Lord Willoughby de Eresby, who succeeds his father as Earl of Ancaster, is now in his forty-third year, and was returned for the Horncastle division of Lincolnshire at the general election by a majority of 524. He married in 1905 Miss Eloise Breese, a daughter of Mrs. Harry Higgins by her first husband, the late Mr. W. L. Breese, of New York. The new Lady Ancaster has one sister, who is the wife of Lord Alstair Innes- Ker, a brother of the Duke of Roxburghe, and as the Duke of Roxburghe has no family Lord Alistair Innes-Ker may possibly succeed to the dukedom. The new peer is a major and lieutenant-colonel in the Lin- colnshire Yeomanry. He has two daughters, now Lady Catherine Willoughby and Lady Priscilla Willoughby, and a little son Gil- bert, of three years of age, who now becomes Lord Willoughby de Eresby. The associations of the family with Bet- twsycoed and district are well known.

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THE DYING YEAR.