Geoffrey Cornewall

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Arms of Cornewall: Argent, a lion rampant gules ducally crowned or a bordure engrailed sable bezantee, being the arms of Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall (1209-1272) with difference a bordure engrailed[1]

Sir Geoffrey Cornewall, 6th Baronet (7 May 1869 – 21 January 1951) of Moccas Court, Herefordshire, was a British archer who competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London.

Origins[edit]

He was born at Moccas Court, Moccas, in Herefordshire. He was educated at Eton College and then at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he was a member of the Pitt Club.[2]

Archery career[edit]

Cornewall entered the double York round event in 1908, taking 15th place with 430 points. He also participated in the Continental style event but his result is unknown.

Political career[edit]

He succeeded his father to the Cornewall Baronetcy on 25 September 1908. He was a Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for Herefordshire, and was appointed High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1913 and Vice Lord-Lieutenant in 1934. He was an Alderman of the Herefordshire County Council.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Courthope, William (ed.), Debrett's Baronetage of England, 7th Edition, London, 1835, p.185 [1]
  2. ^ "Cornewall, Geoffrey (CNWL888G)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ "Cornewall, Geoffrey (CNWL888G)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
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