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Rudolph Robert Basil Feilding

1859 - 1939

Rudolph Robert Basil Aloysius Augustine Feilding was born on May 26, 1859 and inherited the title 9th Earl of Denbigh and 8th Earl of Desmond. The title Earl of Denbigh was created in the Peerage of England in 1632 for William Feilding, Viscount Fielding. Since 1675 it has been held jointly with the Irish Earldom of Desmond.

Feilding married Cecilia Mary Clifford on September 24, 1884, and together they had ten children.

Rudolph Feilding joined the British Army in 1878 and from 1882 to 1883 he served in the Egyptian Campaign where he received the Egyptian Medal and clasp for the battle at Tel-el-Kebir. In 1884 he served in India.

In 1913 Feilding, along with his daughter Lady Marjorie, 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. Feilding was one of the members of a small group of international investors who had purchased the copper/gold claim.

He was a Director/Chairman of a number of businesses including the London Joint City and Midland Bank, Equitable Life Assurance and Rio Tinto Company, and he was a director, along with the mining baron Herbert Latilla, of the Indo Burma Oilfields in 1920.

Rudolph Feilding died on November 25, 1939 at the age of eighty.


Cassis, Youssef. City Bankers 1890 - 1914. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, England. 1994. p. 67.

"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.

The Cape Times. [Cape Town, South Africa] (April 8, 1932) The Earl of Denbigh attends the wedding of Herbert Latilla's elder daughter Edith.

The Cape Times. [Cape Town, South Africa] (November 29, 1939) p. 11: Funeral of Lord Denbigh - attended by close friends including Herbert Latilla.


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