Lieut.-Colonel Sir Gilbert Heathcote died last Saturday at his London residence, 45, Egerton Gardens, S.W.. in his eighty-third year. The requiem Mass was on Wednesday at the Brompion Oratory, and the interment took place the same afternoon at Bournemouth.
Gilbert Redvers Heathcote was the eighth holder of the baronetcy. He was the son of Sir William P. Heathcote, the sixth baronet, and brother to the Rev. Sir William Heathcote, a priest of the Society of Jesus. After education at Beaumont and at Stonyburst, he entered the Army, serving in South Africa during the Gaika and Zulu Wars of 1877-9. In 1892 he retired with the rank of Lieut.-Colonel, Sir Gilbert was a mag istrate for Hants, of which county, in 19278. he was High Sheriff.
Sir Gilbert Heathcote was twice married. His first wife was Pauline, daughter of Sir Alfred Trevelyan, Bt. In 1901 he took s his second wife, Mabel Silvertop, daughter of Mr. Henry Silvertop, of Minster Acres, Northumberland.