Henry des Voeux

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Henry des Voeux
Personal information
Full name
Henry Dalrymple Des Voeux
Born7 September 1822
Carlton, Nottinghamshire, England
Died20 January 1894(1894-01-20) (aged 71)
Westminster, London, England
Domestic team information
1844Oxford University
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 2
Runs scored 34
Batting average 17.00
100s/50s –/–
Top score 25*
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings –/–
Source: Cricinfo, 17 October 2013

Sir Henry Dalrymple Des Voeux, 5th Baronet (7 September 1822 – 20 January 1894) was an English cricketer. Des Voeux's batting style is unknown.

The son of the Reverend Henry Des Voeux and Frances Dalrymple, Des Voeux was born at Carlton, Nottinghamshire. He studied at Balliol College, Oxford, matriculating in 1841 and graduating B.A. in 1845.[1] He made two first-class appearances for Oxford University Cricket Club, playing against the Marylebone Cricket Club and Cambridge University in 1844.[2] In his two matches, he scored a total of 34 runs at an average of 17.00, with a high score of 25 not out.[3]

Des Voeux married Lady Alice Magdalene Grey Egerton, daughter of Thomas Egerton, 2nd Earl of Wilton, on 13 August 1863.[4] He succeeded Frederick Asheton Des Voeux, 4th Baronet as the 5th Baronet of the Des Voeux Baronetcy following his death in March 1872. Des Voeux died at Westminster, London on 20 January 1894 and was succeeded by Charles Champagne Des Voeux, 6th Baronet. Charles Frederick Des Voeux, a Royal Navy officer lost in the 1845 Franklin Expedition, was his brother and William Des Vœux, a colonial administrator, was his half-brother.[5]


  1. ^ Foster, Joseph (1888–1892). "Voeux, (Sir) Henry Dalrymple des (5th Bart.)" . Alumni Oxonienses: the Members of the University of Oxford, 1715–1886. Oxford: Parker and Co – via Wikisource.
  2. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Henry Des Voeux". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  3. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Henry Des Voeux". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Sir Henry Dalrymple Des Voeux, 5th Bt". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  5. ^ Burke, Bernard; Burke, Peter Ashworth (1910). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, the Privy Council, Knightage and Companionage. Harrison. p. 572.

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Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by Baronet
(of Indiaville)
1872 – 1894
Succeeded by