Wentworth Huyshe

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1847 - 1934

Wentworth Huyshe was born on 13 April 1847, the son of Alfred Huyshe.  He became a journalist and writer with a passion for all things mediaeval.

In 1887 he married Hester Hart, and became stepfather to Hester’s 3 surviving sons – Will (carver at the Guild of Handicraft and working partner with Alec Miller’s studio in Calf Lane), Fred (sea captain and collector) and George (silversmith at the  Guild of Handicraft) - and had 8 further children with her.  The family moved around before settling in Hitchin, Herts in 1897, finally  following Wentworth’s stepson George to Chipping Campden in 1906, then working with C.R.Ashbee and the Guild of Handicraft.  Wentworth was 59 and still working for the Daily Graphic.  In the 1920’s when the Gainsborough estate was selling much of their property, including Pike House, American Ben Chandler kindly bought the freehold and allowed the Huyshes to live there for the rest of their lives.

Hester died on the 25th April, 1934 and Wentworth died eight months later  on Dec 2nd 1934 in Pike House.  He left the contents of the house, excluding portraits, to Fred Hart.  Their grave is in St Catherine’s Catholic Churchyard, the stone carved by Alec Miller.

This page was added on 22/10/2016.