Edmund Leveson Calverley

Edmund Leveson Calverley’s marriage to Sybil Maitland Salvin in July 1893. At the back, left to right, are Osbert and Caroline Salvin, Bishop John Gott and his wife Harriet, and Isabella and Edmund Calverley. They are pictured at the entrance to Hawksfold, the Salvin family’s home at Fernhurst, built by the bride’s grandfather, the architect Anthony Salvin.

MARRIAGE OF MR. LEVESON CALVERLEY. Rothwell Times. Friday 28 July 1893.

Once more it is our duty to chronicle a wedding in the family of Edmund Calverley, Esq., of Oulton Hall, the bridegroom in this case being his third, and youngest son, who was educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge, and has become well-known and esteemed by the inhabitants of his native village.

It is worthy of note that all three of Mr. Calverley’s daughters-in-law are related to distinguished men; Mrs. Selwin Calverley is the niece of the late Lord Beaconsfield (Benjamin Disraeli), Mrs. Horace Calverley is daughter of the Registrar General of Great Britain, Sir Bridges Henniker; and the present bride, Mrs. Leveson Calverley is the daughter of a gentleman well known in highly scientific circles as a great naturalist, Osbert Salvin, F.R.S., Hawksfold, Sussex.

This young lady is the eldest of Mr Salvin’s three daughters, and was known and loved in her own village of Fernhurst, Sussex, as one always ready for good works and kindly deeds, whose daily presence will indeed be missed in our own home, and among a large circle of neighbours and friends.

The little church of Fernhurst, where the marriage ceremony took place, was effectively decorated for the occasion, and the striped awning from the church gates to the porch, with the crimson clad pathway, gave an excellent dash of colour to the rustic churchyard.

A large contingent of relatives and friends arrived by train from London and other parts, in time to the ceremony which took place at 2:15 pm on Wednesday, July 19.

Click on the links below to listen to Edmund Leveson Calverley’s granddaughter, Sybil Salvin Calverley Rampen, talk about the Calverley family.

Young Edmund in about 1870.
Major Calverley, 4th Battalion, The Essex Regiment.
Edmund Leveson Calverley in South Africa during the Boer War.