Page 14, 21st May 1937

21st May 1937
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Page 14, 21st May 1937 — Duke Gandolfi

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Duke Gandolfi

Duke Gandolfi (Alfonso Otho Gandolfi Hornyold, K.M.), formerly of Blackmore Park, Worcestershire, died suddenly at Monaco on the 1 1 th inst., at the age of fifty-eight. The funeral has been arranged to take place at 13Iackmore Park.

Duke Gandolfi was the elder son of the Thomas Charles Gandolfi-Hornyold (Duke Gandolfi), J.P., D.L., wham Pope Leo XIII, in 1895, created a Marquis and in 1899 a Duke. He was educated at the Universities of Ziirich, Florence, Geneva. and Freiburg. He was Lord of the Manor of Hanley Castle, and representative of the Worcestershire family of Hornyold, whose name was assumed by his grandfather, John Vincent Gandolfi, in 1859, on succeeding to his uncle's Blackmore Park property.

When the old mansion at Blackmore

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Park was demolished, in 1861, a house was lost that was of much Catholic interest, containing many priests' hiding-places. The career of Bishop John Hornyold, member of the, family, came within the time of the Penal Laws, for he died, as Vicar-Apostolic of the Midland District, in the year, 1778, which saw the first Catholic Relief Act.

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