Port Eliot: Marriage Connections — 20th Century

Edward Granville Eliot and Clare Louisa Phelips (1907)
PHELIPS of Montacute, Somerset
Edward was the seventh and youngest child of Charles and Constance Eliot. He married Clare Phelips in December 1907. They were blessed with three children, one son and two girls.

Stephen Ormston Eaton and Blanche Eliot (1909)
CHETWODE of Tolethorpe Hall, Rutland
Blanche was the oldest child and first daughter of Charles and Constance Eliot. She was forty-three years old at the time of her marriage to Stephen Eaton. They were married for two years and three days, until his death in May 1911. They had no children.

Montague Charles Eliot and Helen Agnes Post (1910)
POST of New York, USA
This is the only Anglo-American marriage in the Port Eliot Family Tree. Montague was the second son of Charles and Constance Eliot. He married an American woman, Helen Agnes Post, who was one of the well-known young ladies of London society at the time. Their marriage took place on 22 Jun 1910 at St. George's Hanover Square in London. It was third Anglo-American wedding of the month and attracted quite a lot of public attention. Do to the death of King Edward VII in the previous month, the city was still in public mourning. Despite a statement from the Palace releasing all who attended the wedding from the traditional forms of mourning, the majority of the visitors were reported as wearing black. Montague succeeded to the title of Earl of St. Germans in 1942. They were married fifty years before Montague's death in 1960. The marriage was blessed with three children, two sons and one daughter.

Click here to see the Original Marriage Record.

Click here to read the "Cheltenham Looker" Report of the Wedding.

John Granville Cornwallis Eliot and Blanche Linnie Somerset (1918)
BEAUFORT, Dukes of (Henry Adelbert Wellington FitzRoy Somerset)
John Eliot was a Captain in the Scots Greys and the 6th Earl of St. Germans when he married Blanche Somerset. She was the oldest daughter of Henry Somerset, 9th Duke of Beaufort. The couple was married at St. Margaret's, Westminster in London on 11 Jun 1918. There was a large company of guests attending the ceremony, including Princess Arthur of Connaught. A small reception was held for relatives and close friends after the wedding, following which the bride and groom left for their honeymoon at Walmer Castle. John and Blanche were married just four years before John died of pneumonia in 1922. They had two daughters.

Click here to read "The Times" Report of the Wedding.