Clark-Kennedy, Alexander William Maxwell (1851 -1894)

Alexander William Maxwell Clark- Kennedy was born at Rochester, Kent. He attended school at Aldershot, and then at Eton College. He married Hon. Lettice Lucy Hewitt, daughter of James, 4th Viscount Lifford (d. 1939) in Donegal in 1875, with whom he had five sons and two daughters. In 1867 he inherited the family estate of Knockgray in Galloway. While still at Eton, at the age of sixteen, he wrote The birds of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire: a contribution to the natural history of the two counties (Eton, 1868), which proved very popular. Following Eton he joined the Coldstream Guards, rising to the rank of Captain. He continued his interests in hunting, shooting and fishing, and was a member of several societies and associations, becoming a Fellow of the Linnaean Society, and the Antiquarian Society of Scotland. He also penned To the Arctic regions and back in six weeks : being a summer tour to Lapland and Norway : with notes on sport and natural history (London, 1878), and Robert the Bruce: a poem, historical and romantic (London, 1884).
Seat / Residence(s): Knockgray
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Motto: Avise la fin
Monogram: A W M C K
Crest: 1. A demi-military man holding in his dexter hand a sword, in his sinister a flag on which is written “L’EMPEREUR NAPOLEON AU 105 REGIMENT D’INFANT DE LIGNE”. 2. A dolphin embowed
Heraldic Charges: dolphin, Heraldic Charges: man, demi-