Henry Chandos Pole Gell

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Henry Chandos Pole Gell

Henry Chandos Pole Gell (10 January 1829 – 31 October 1902) was a High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1867. He took the additional surname Gell when he inherited the Gell fortune in 1842. His main residence was at Heverswood in Kent as he leased Hopton Hall to a relative.


Henry Chandos Pole was the second son of Edward Sacheverell Chandos Pole born at Radbourne Hall. In 1842, he took the arms and surname Gell when he succeeded to the estate at Hopton Hall.[1] Gell was High Sheriff in 1867.[2]

Gell had five daughters with his first wife who died in 1868. He married Teresa Charlotte Manningham-Buller the following year and had a son in 1872.[3] His son,became Brigadier-General Harry Anthony Chandos-Pole-Gell (1872-1934), relinquished the surname Gell in the 1930s.[1]

Gell died on 31 October 1902 and he was buried at Carsington.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Metal tablet inside St Mary's Church, Wirksworth
  2. ^ "No. 23215". The London Gazette. 2 February 1867. p. 611. 
  3. ^ Gell, wirksworth.org, accessed 14 December 2008
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Edward Henry Pares
High Sheriff of Derbyshire
Succeeded by
Frederick Charles Arkwight