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Harry Winstone Tragedy
Jack Mitchell
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John Buttle
Judges Route
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Malaspina Peak
Mariner Mtn
Marjories Load
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The Misthorns
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Marjorie Mary Winifrede Feilding

1892 - 1956

Marjorie Mary Winifrede Feilding was born on September 4, 1892, to Rudolph (9th Earl of Denbigh and 8th Earl of Desmond) and Lady Celicia Mary Feilding (Clifford). Marjorie was the fifth born of ten children.

In 1913 Feilding, along with her father Rudolph Feilding, Sir James Siverwright, Major Frank Johnson and his brother Harry who was a mining engineer, Herbert Latilla and several local consultants, and Alberni's MLA John Corry Wood, came out to Vancouver Island and climbed Big Interior Mountain to inspect the Ptarmigan Mine on its summit. She was the second woman to ascend a major peak on the island after Myra Ellison in 1910. Marjorie's father was one of the members of a small group of international investors who had purchased the copper/gold claim. Her climb was the first female ascent of Big Interior Mountain and a satellite summit was named Marjorie's Load (although unofficial and unromantic) after her.

She married Captain Edward Dudley Hanley on January 18, 1915, and had one daughter. They divorced in 1923 and she remarried on February 8, 1923, to Captain Robert Arthur Heath.

Lady Marjorie Feilding died in 1956 at the age of sixty-three.


"Ptarmigan Gold Copper." Alberni Advocate. [Alberni, B.C.] (September 28, 1913) p. 1.

"British Capital in Island Mine." Daily British Colonist. [Victoria, B.C.] (September 16, 1913) p. 14.

"Daring Exploits on Island Mountain." Daily British Colonist. [Victoria, B.C.] (September 25, 1913) p. 11

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