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Packe Street Packe Street was named after George Hussey Packe (1 May 1796 – 2 July 1874) was a Member of Parliament, an army officer present at the Battle of Waterloo, and was instrumental in establishing the Great Northern Railway. George Hussey Packe entered the army in 1813, and fought as a cornet in the 13th Light Dragoons at the Battle of Waterloo, where he was wounded. Packe had embarked for the Waterloo campaign in May 1815, landing at Ostend, from where he began a series of ‘Waterloo letters’ to his father. His uncle, Major Robert Christopher Packe, the half-brother of his father, and ADC to the King, was killed in the battle.George Hussey Packe became a captain in the 21st Light Dragoons on 27 June 1816 – the same year he was put on reserve and placed on half-pay. He was promoted from captain to major in the 43rd Regiment of Foot in 1837, and to Lieutenant-Colonel in 1851. He retired from the army in 1861 on half-pay. George Hussey Packe was a scion of the family of Sir Christopher Packe, a 17th- century Lord Mayor of London. He was born at Hanthorpe House, Morton and Hanthorpe, Lincolnshire in 1796, the second son to Charles James Packe (1758–1837), of Prestwold Hall, Leicestershire, and his first wife Penelope, of Blythe Hall, Warwickshire. He married in 1824 Maryanne-Lidia (1796–1876), daughter of John Heathcote – of Connington Castle, Huntingdonshire, and MP for Ripon – and Mary Anne (née Thornhill). They had two children: Marianne Penelope Packe (1832–1921) and Hussey Packe (1846–1908).George Hussey Packe died on 2 July 1874, aged 78, at 41 Charles Street, Berkeley Square, London, and was buried at Prestwold, where a monument to him lies within St Andrew’s Church. Hussey Packe was the Chairman of Leicestershire County Council. He married The Hon. Alice, only daughter of the John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley. His son was Sir Edward Hussey Packe KBE DL JP (6 January 1878 – 11 May 1946), a British civil servant, who in 1911, married The Hon. Mary Sydney Colebrooke, daughter of Edward Colebrooke, 1st Baron Colebrooke. They had two daughters. He was High Sheriff of Leicestershire in 1911.
Published and promoted by Paul Mercer, 58A Wards End, Loughborough LE11 3HB
Packe Street Packe Street was named after George Hussey Packe (1 May 1796 – 2 July 1874) was a Member of Parliament, an army officer present at the Battle of Waterloo, and was instrumental in establishing the Great Northern Railway. George Hussey Packe entered the army in 1813, and fought as a cornet in the 13th Light Dragoons at the Battle of Waterloo, where he was wounded. Packe had embarked for the Waterloo campaign in May 1815, landing at Ostend, from where he began a series of ‘Waterloo letters’ to his father. His uncle, Major Robert Christopher Packe, the half- brother of his father, and ADC to the King, was killed in the battle.George Hussey Packe became a captain in the 21st Light Dragoons on 27 June 1816 – the same year he was put on reserve and placed on half-pay. He was promoted from captain to major in the 43rd Regiment of Foot in 1837, and to Lieutenant-Colonel in 1851. He retired from the army in 1861 on half-pay. George Hussey Packe was a scion of the family of Sir Christopher Packe, a 17th-century Lord Mayor of London. He was born at Hanthorpe House, Morton and Hanthorpe, Lincolnshire in 1796, the second son to Charles James Packe (1758–1837), of Prestwold Hall, Leicestershire, and his first wife Penelope, of Blythe Hall, Warwickshire. He married in 1824 Maryanne-Lidia (1796–1876), daughter of John Heathcote – of Connington Castle, Huntingdonshire, and MP for Ripon – and Mary Anne (née Thornhill). They had two children: Marianne Penelope Packe (1832–1921) and Hussey Packe (1846–1908).George Hussey Packe died on 2 July 1874, aged 78, at 41 Charles Street, Berkeley Square, London, and was buried at Prestwold, where a monument to him lies within St Andrew’s Church. Hussey Packe was the Chairman of Leicestershire County Council. He married The Hon. Alice, only daughter of the John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley. His son was Sir Edward Hussey Packe KBE DL JP (6 January 1878 – 11 May 1946), a British civil servant, who in 1911, married The Hon. Mary Sydney Colebrooke, daughter of Edward Colebrooke, 1st Baron Colebrooke. They had two daughters. He was High Sheriff of Leicestershire in 1911.
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