Wickham, William (1831 -1897)

William Wickham, of Binsted Wyck, Alton, in Hampshire, was the eldest son of Henry Louis Wickham, and Lucy, youngest daughter of William Markham, Esq., of Becca Hall, in Yorkshire. He was educated at Westminster School and Balliol College, Oxford, where he took his M.A., and became a barrister of the Inner Temple 1857. He was a Fellow of the Linnaean Society and the Royal Geographical Society, a Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire, and High Sheriff in 1888. He was a Director of the Sun Fire and Life Assurance Company. He married, 9 May 1860, Sophia Emma, youngest daughter and coheir of Henry Francis Shaw Lefevre, Esq. He succeeded his father in 1864. He was Member of Parliament for the Petersfield Divison of Hampshire 1892 1897, and first Vice Chairman of Hampshire County Council. His library at Binsted Wyck was inherited by his eldest daughter Lucy, who married, in 1889, Colonel William Lewis Kinloch Ogilvy C.B., who died in 1900. Their only son, William Wickham Ogilvy died in 1918, unmarried, of wounds received in World War I. Their only daughter, Charlotte Helen, married Sir Edgar Bonham Carter KCMG CIE. Lucy's younger sister Eléonore married Henry John Beresford Clements.

Seat / Residence(s): Binsted Wyck, Alton, Hampshire
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Wickham, William (1831 - 1897) (Stamp 1) Monogram: W
Crest: A bull's head erased charged on the neck with two chevrons
Heraldic Charges: bull's head, Heraldic Charges: chevrons (2)