Philip Yorke of Erddig as a boy in uniform of the Denbighshire Rifle Volunteers


An interesting and early cdv showing Yorke wearing the uniform of the  Denbighshire Rifle Volunteers, his elbow resting on a cabinet on which is his uniform cap with the crowned stringed bugle badge of a rifle regiment. His youth in the photograph suggests the card probably dates from the early 1860s, The photographic portrait is mounted on a card but without a photographer’s credit, small tear to lower left corner of card and a very small area of the photograph above that clipped away. Philip Yorke was born in 1849 and succeeded to Erthig Park, near Wrexham [sometimes called Erddig]. He married Anne Fountayne, daughter and heiress of Sir Richard Puleston, Bart in 1879. He later served as a captain in the Royal Denbigh Rifles. The card is identified on the verso in pencil [Philip Yorke, Erdigg]. A branch of the Yorke family became Earls of Hardwicke.     jan20/3

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