Cecil Knatchbull-Hugessen, 4th Baron Brabourne

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Cecil Marcus Knatchbull-Hugessen, 4th Baron Brabourne (27 November 1863 – 15 February 1933) was an English cricketer, and later a British peer.

Born in Lowndes Square, Chelsea, London, Knatchbull-Hugessen was the fourth child and second son of Edward Knatchbull-Hugessen, 1st Baron Brabourne and his first wife, Anna Maria Elizabeth Southwell. He was educated at Eton College and King's College, Cambridge,[1] and appeared in the cricket eleven at both.[2] A right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper, he also made appearances for Kent County Cricket Club.[3] In total he scored 192 runs in 12 appearances, and took ten catches and one stumping keeping wicket.[3]

Knatchbull-Hugessen succeeded to the title Baron Brabourne in 1915, following the death of his first cousin Wyndham Knatchbull-Hugessen. Knatchbull-Hugessen also inherited the Knatchbull Baronetcy, of Mersham Hatch, after the death of an other cousin, Sir Wyndham Knatchbull, 12th Baronet, in 1917.

Knatchbull-Hugessen died whilst journeying from Cape Town to London aboard the SS Caernarvon Castle in February 1933.[3]


  1. ^ "Knatchbull-Hugessen, the Hon. Cecil Marcus (KNTL883CM)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ "1935 – Obituaries in 1934". Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
    Knatchbull-Hugessen is listed in the "Supplementary List of Deaths in 1931-32 and 1933", under Brabourne.
  3. ^ a b c "CricketArchive player profile". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 

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Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Wyndham Knatchbull-Hugessen
Baron Brabourne
Succeeded by
Michael Knatchbull
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Wyndham Knatchbull
(of Mersham Hatch)
Succeeded by
Michael Knatchbull