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Raoul Enguerrand Napoleon de Hamel de Manin

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Raoul Enguerrand Napoleon de Hamel de Manin

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 1917
Purchased, 1996
Photographs Collection
NPG x84398

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David Ely

29 June 2020, 20:34

I have other pictures of Raoul and his sisters Aglae and Lucille. Aglae married Dr. Thomas Cooke. My wife's grandfather was the grandson of Dr. Thomas Cooke and Comtesse Aglae Helene Edme De Hamel De Manin and was raised by them. I have this picture in my collection.

Rina Callingham

07 November 2019, 17:32

Raoul was of French & Welsh descent. His father, Jean François was born in Calais in 1793 & was made a Chevalier of L'Ordre de la Légion d'honneur in 1814. In 1838 he married Helen Marian Rees, daughter of John Rees of Cilymaenllwyd, Pembrey, Carmarthenshire. They had 10 known children: 7 daughters & 3 sons. Jean François died circa 1858, probably in Paris & Helen died in 1868 in Bayswater, London.

Ruth Washbrook

14 August 2018, 15:52

This is likely to be Raoul Enguerrand Napoleon De Hamel De Manin (1854–1927). His elder brother Gustave Leon Albert De Hamel De Manin (1848–1906) initially inherited the title of Count from his father, Jean Francois, 21st Comte de Hamel de Manin, but Raoul would have inherited the title on the death of his brother in 1906. His father, Jean Francoise, was an officer in the household of French King, Louis XVIII and a staunch adherent of the royal house of Bourbon.

I have been researching Raoul's sister, Heloise de Hamel de Manin and have therefore built up a lot of information on the de Hame de Manin family.

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