Family - Hoste Connection

The Hoste Connection (Ancient …

I may be romanticising them but I see the Hoste family, of this era at least, as Jane Austen's people, of gentle birth, devout, unquestioning Anglicans, living lives of quiet usefulness in country towns or the Hampshire countryside, as clergymen, rural solicitors or local bankers perhaps, or impetuous younger sons seeking glory and serving their country bravely and well, as naval officers or military men.

But the cold, hard facts are that this is exactly what they were and did.

The brightest star in the family firmament was of course Captain William Hoste RN, beloved protégé of Admiral Horatio Nelson, but we will start with his father, a quintessential Norfolk clergyman. [Note as always the two sides of the reproductive coin, fecundity and early mortality. They were fruitful but they didn't multiply – and filled the earth all too soon, in a somewhat unlooked-for sort of way].

I must gratefully acknowledge two major sources of names and dates

And also a most useful exchange of posts re Hostes

Please note that in the following table, -4 Rev George Charles Hoste (b 1813) should precede his brother -4 Maj Gen Dixon Edward Hoste (b 1827), but I'm leaving it as it is for the moment (to the great relief of Eboracus).

#IndividualSpouse / PartnerFamily
‑6[Rev] Dixon Hoste
(1751 – 1825)

Rector of Godwich and Tittleshall
Margaret Stanforth
(1755 – 1820)
 
 
 
Marianne
(1776 – 1793)

Catherine Margaret
(1778 – 1806)

Theodore Henry Dixon
(1780 – 1805)

[Captain Sir] William
(26 Aug 1780 – 6 Dec 1828)

[Col Sir] George Charles
(10 Mar 1786 – 21 Apr 1845)

[Rev] James
(31 May 1791 – 1842)

Jane Sarah
(1792 – 5 Oct 1851)

Thomas Edward
(17 Aug 1794 – 1835)

Charles Fox
(2 Apr 1796 – 1812)

Anne
(1799 – 24 Nov 1847)
‑5[Capt Sir] William Hoste RN 1st Bart. KCB
(26 Aug 1780 – 6 Dec 1828)
[Lady] Harriet Walpole
(1 Mar 1792 – 18 Apr 1875)
(m 15 Apr 1817)

daughter of
Horatio Walpole
(1752 – 1822,
2nd Earl of Orford)

& Sophia Churchill
(1756 – 1797)
[Admiral Sir] William Legge George 2nd Bart.
(19 Mar 1818 – 10 Sep 1868)

Theodore Oxford Raphael
(31 Jul 1819 – 1835)

Caroline Harriet Clementina
(1820 – Feb 1872)

Psyche Rose Elizabeth
(4 Apr 1822 – 8 Jul 1904)

Priscilla Anne
(1823 – 21 Oct 1854)

Wyndham Horatio Nelson
(2 Feb 1825 – 23 Feb 1906)
‑5[Col Sir] George Charles Hoste
(10 Mar 1786 – 21 Apr 1845)
[Lady] Mary Burroughs
(11 Jan 1790 – 28 May 1870)
(m 9 Jul 1812)

daughter of
James Burkin Burroughs & Christabell Negus
[Rev] George Charles
(1813 – 7 Aug 1892)

William James
(1815 – 1816)

James William
(1817 – 1836)

Mary
(1820 – 1896)

Jane Margaret
(1824 – 5 Apr 1907)

[Maj Gen] Dixon Edward
(15 Mar 1827 – 10 Sep 1905)

William Theodore
(1829 – 1846)
‑5[Rev] James Hoste
(31 May 1791 – 1842 or 43)

Rector of Ingoldsthorpe
Theophilia Elizabeth Turner
(m 23 Oct 1817)
Theophila
(13 Sep 1822 – 29 Mar 1881)

[Rev] James Richard Philip
(~1825 – 1897)

[Lt Col] William Dashwood
(17 Mar 1826 – 28 Oct 1872)

Elizabeth Mary
(d young)

Katherine Charlotte
(d young)
‑4[Admiral Sir] William Legge George Hoste 2nd Bart
(19 Mar 1818 – 10 Sep 1868)
Caroline Dorothy Prideaux-Brune
(m 9 Dec 1858)
Dorothy Augusta
(Apr 1863 – 7 Mar 1941)

[Sir] William Henry Charles 3rd Bart
(19 Nov 1860 – 11 Jun 1902)
‑4Caroline Harriet Clementina
(1820 – Feb 1872)
Rev David Kay
(d 1901)
(m 3 Jan 1857)
 
‑4Priscilla Anne
(1823 – 21 Oct 1854)
Francis Needham1,  2 2nd Earl of Kilmorey
(12 Dec 1787 – 20 Jun 1880)

Guardian (!!!) of Priscilla and already married to Jane Cuninghame
(m 1814)
Charles Needham
[illegitimate so didn't inherit Earldom]
(19 Jul 1844 – 25 Feb 1934)
  Jane Mary Burroughes (sic)
(1832 – 1855)
(m 29 Dec 1853)

daughter of
Rev Jeremiah Burroughes & Pleasance Preston
Dixon Arthur
(25 Dec 1854 – 1933)
‑4[Maj Gen] Dixon Edward Hoste CB
(15 Mar 1827 – 10 Sep 1905)
Mary Scott
(m 4 Aug 1857)
 
 
Cecilia Mary
(b 1859)

[Rev] Dixon Edward
(23 Jul 1861 – 11 May 1946)

William
(b ~1861) [twin?]

Theodore H
(b 1863)

Jane Margaret
(b 1865)

Mary
(b 1867)

James
(b 1869)

[Rev] Charles Dixon
(7 Feb 1872 – 4 Apr 1957)

Frank
(b 1874)

Florence C
(b ~1875)
‑4[Rev] George Charles Hoste
(1813 – 7 Aug 1892)
Anne Brenchley
(b 14 Jul 1826)
(m 1847)
Mary Christabel
(b ~1848)

Ann Margaret
(~1849 – 1873)

George Henry
(b 1850)

Ellen Rachel
(b ~1852)

Jane
(b ~1853)

Rachel
(b ~1854)

Katherine Maria
(b ~1856)

Marianne
(b ~1858)

Edith
(b ~1860)

James William
(b ~1862)

Mary Rachel
(b ~1865)

Anne Christabel
(b ~1869)
‑4Theophilia Hoste
(13 Sep 1822 – 29 Mar 1881)
Rev Charles Edgar Turner
(19 Apr 1826 – 8 Feb 1901)
(m 1852)

Rector of St Edwards1  2 (or Erasmus), Eggbuckland,
12 Apr 1861 – 8 Feb 1901
Charles Turner
(b 1854)

Dashwood Turner
(25 Nov 1859 –
1 May 1862)

Theophila E Turner
(b 1862)

Edgar Turner
(b 1864)
‑4[Rev] James Richard Philip Hoste
(~1825 – 1897)

Rector of Farnham
from 1871 to 1890

Canon & Rural Dean of Winchester Cathedral

Chaplain to Bishop of Winchester

Rector of Meonstoke-cum-Halberton from 1893
Margaret Fynes (or Fiennes?)-Clinton
(m 14 Apr or May 1852)
 
Henry Francis (Skipper)
(17 Jun 1853 or 54 – Jan 1936)

Mary Theodora
(b 11 Jan 1855)

Arthur
(b 27 Aug 1856 or 57)

Philip
(b 23 Apr 1858 or 59)

Evelyn Clinton
(b 19 Mar 1860)

Nalkam Clinton
(b 1864)

Cyril Dashwood
(b 1865)

William Majendie
(1868 – 1897)

Margaret Elizabeth Mary
(b 20 Dec 1870)
‑4[Lt Col] William Dashwood Hoste
(17 Mar 1826 – 28 Oct 1872)
Mary Elizabeth

Katherine Charlotte

Theophilia
‑3Dorothy Augusta Hoste
(Apr 1863 – 7 Mar 1941)
John Bevill Fortescue
(1 Nov 1850 – 27 May 1939)
(m 26 Aug 1891)

son of the Hon George Matthew Fortescue & Lady Louisa Elizabeth Ryder
George Grenville Fortescue
(24 Dec 1892 – 1 Dec 1967)

John Grenville Fortescue
(3 May 1896 – 30 Dec 1969
‑3[Sir] William Henry Charles Hoste 3rd Bart
(19 Nov 1860 – 11 Jun 1902)
Alice Healy[2nd Lt Sir] William Graham
4th [and last] Bart
(12 Aug 1895 – 9 May 1915)
‑3Charles Needham
(19 Jul 1844 – 25 Feb 1934)
Baroness Henrietta Amélie Charlotte Vincentia (aka Amy) van Tuyll van Serooskerken
(14 Nov 1853 – 27 Apr 1936)
(m 25 Feb 1874)
Violet
(5 Jun 1876 – 8 Jun 1967)

Evelyn
‑3Dixon Arthur Hoste
(25 Dec 1854 – 1933)
Harriet Clebborn
(b 1855)
Arthur George
(b 1878)

William Edmund
(Sep 1882 – 1974)
‑3[Rev] Dixon Edward Hoste
(23 Jul 1861 – 11 May 1946)

Missionary
Amelia (Emily) Gertrude Broomhall
(d 12 Apr 1944)
(m 6 Sep 1894)
Theodore Benjamin
(1895 – 1963)

John Marshall Dixon
(Dick)
(17 Dec 1898 – 1970)

William Hudson Victor
(1901 – 1985)
‑3Mary Hoste
(b 1867)
Charles Edward Welldon
 
William Charles Hoste [Welldon]

Francis Dixon Hoste
(d 1980)

Ellinor Mary Hoste
(1895 – 1997)

James Hoste
(~1897 – 1917)
‑3[Rev] Charles Dixon Hoste
(7 Feb 1872 – 4 Apr 1957)
Blanche Brooke
(13 Nov 1875 – 1964)
(m 30 Jul 1907)

daughter of
[Sir] John Arthur Brooke [Bart]
(1844 – 1920)

& Blanche Weston
(1850 – 1924)
 

… and Modern)

I'm very grateful to my sister Anne-Marie for her great help in supplying numerous details that had slipped my failing memory!

Please note in this table that familiar names are used rather than given forenames, where appropriate. These may be diminutives, alternative names (ekenames or nicknames) or simply subsidiary forenames, and I've tried to indicate these various possibilities in italicised parentheses. In every case only the first distinguishing name is given.

For example, my stepmother Florence Blanche Jane was always known as Jane, certainly since her marriage to my father William.

#IndividualSpouse / PartnerFamily
‑2William Edmund Dixon Hoste
(Sep 1882 – 1974)
Elsie Norah Wright
(b ~1887)
(m 1909)
Katherine
(b 1910)
‑2John Marshall Dixon (Dick) Hoste
(17 Dec 1898 – 1970)

Journalist
Norah Evans
(1904 – 1992)
Florence Blanche Jane (3)
(3 Oct 1928 – 12 Mar 2003)

Charles (Charlie) Dixon Edward
(1 Nov 1929 – 2002)

Ann
‑2William Hudson Victor Hoste
(12 Feb 1901 – Oct 1985)

Ivy R Saul
(m Sep 1944)
 
 
Hudson Noel

1 other
‑1Jane Hoste
(3 Oct 1928 – 12 Mar 2003)
Walter (William) Waddell
(16 Feb 1913 – 11 Sep 1979)
(m 16 Nov 1967)
Anne-Marie Louise
‑1Ann HosteSandy YatesSusan (Sue)

John
0Anne-Marie WaddellMichael (Mick) Stevenson
0Susan YatesKenSarah-Jane

Michelle
Steve 
Chris 

The Rude Forefathers

I've recently (Feb 2014) been contacted by a present-day member of the family, Ned Hoste, about the early lineage of the Hostes, notably one Jacques Hoste who he recounts came from Flanders to London as an exile and cloth trader and seems to have done very well for himself.

One again, www.thepeerage.com proves its mettle – working back in time from the Rev Dixon Hoste of Godwich and Tittleshall, one reaches the rather appealing couple whose wedding portraits feature below. Theoderick in particular has a very modern cast of countenance.

Theoderick Hoste

Theoderick Hoste c 1613
by Cornelis Janssens Ceulen

Jane Hoste nee Desmestres

Jane Hoste née Desmestres c 1613

Further regress can then be made by simply googling 'Jacques Hoste, Flanders' and up come various family websites of which he was patriarch.

In those Tudor and Stuart times, the wool trade had made Norfolk (and Norwich in particular) immensely rich and its long-established trading links with the Low Countries§ became even stronger as a result (click here, or here if the link is broken) – the good Jacques was one of many Dutch and Flemish Netherlanders who immigrated across the North Sea, bringing with them their skills and traditions – even the nickname of the Norwich City football club arose from the Dutch hobby of canary-breeding!

It was also a time of great religious turmoil, of course, and Low Countries Protestants were suffering persecution from the Spanish authorities, just as the Huguenots were suffering in France after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes – in both instances England was to gain immeasurably from the skills and work ethic of these Protestant refugees.

The Hoostsф/ Hostes quickly established themselves in England, and there is clearly a great deal of colourful stuff to learn about them – see for example the link to Jacques' grandson James, who bought a great estate, became a three-times member of Parliament for the Castle Rising constituency, and finally "shot himself through the head with a pistol in his closet" – but that will have to wait awhile.

‑12Jacques Hoost

Governor of Bruges
  Jacques Hoost
(d 1604)
‑11Jacques Hoost
(b Oudenaarde in Flanders, fled to England 1569)
(d 1604)
Barbara Henricks Jacques Hoste

Dierick Hoste
‑10Theoderick (aka Diereck) Hoste

(London merchant, possibly born in Norfolk town of Sandringham, and became a trader in wool etc)
Jane Desmestres
(m Oct 1613)
Jane Hoste
(1620 – 4 Feb 1672/3)

Theodrorus Hoste
(d 3-7 Oct 1764)

Mary Hoste

James Hoste
(11 Aug 1633 – 30 Jul 1699)
‑9James Hoste
(bapt 11 Aug 1633 – 30 Jul 1699)
Elizabeth Sleigh
(m 27 Mar 1658)
10 daughters

James Hoste
(c 1661 – 26 Mar 1729)


Theodore Hoste
(1668 – 1725)

Edmund Hoste
(1672 – 1672)
‑8James Hoste
(bapt 5 Feb 1663 – 26 Mar 1729)
Elizabeth Walpole
(28 Dec 1665 – 1701)
(m Aug 1688)

Aunt of Sir Robert Walpole, first Prime Minister of Great Britain
sp
Ann Burleigh
(m 20 Nov 1701)
James Hoste
(1703 – 1 Dec 1703)

Maj James Hoste
(20 Sep 1705 – 21 Aug 1744)

Theodore Hoste
(15 Jan 1708 – 1788)


Ann Hoste
(30 Nov 1710 – 30 Jan 1712)

William Hoste
(22 Sep 1712 – 1784)

Ann Hoste
(b 7 Sep 1715)
‑7Theodore Hoste
(15 Jan 1708 – 1788)
Mary Dixon Helmore William Hoste
(d 17 Sep 1824)
(9 offspring, not listed!)

Rev Dixon Hoste
(1751 – 1805)

(both dates at variance with the 'Ancients' table)
ф: The name Hoste has been spelt in many different ways over the years, such as Host, Hoste, Hoost, L'oost, and even 'van Oste' or just Oste
§: It's almost impossible for an outsider to understand the historical, political and linguistic complexities of the European coastal region known in earlier times as the Low Countries. Today, it comprises the countries of Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg that constituted the so-called Benelux union that provided one of the seed-crystals for the modern EU.

Belgium itself comprises French-speaking Wallonia and Flemish-speaking Flanders. Flemish is sometimes called Belgian Dutch, and there are several different variants of no concern to us outsiders. The word Dutch is a rather deceptively-obvious corruption of Deutsch.

In fact the French town of Dunkerque was Flemish-speaking right up to the mid 20th century, and so would also have been seen as part of Les Pays de Bas in earlier times.

Netherlands is one of those interestingly specific places like 'the Argentine', 'the Gambia' and 'the Ukraine', most of which (though not the Netherlands) seem to have mislaid their definite article by the slow erosion of time. The British$ still call it after its erstwhile principal province Holland, as (to quote Wikipedia) "a pars pro toto to refer to the whole of ... the Netherlands. This usage is generally accepted, but some individuals, particularly from the other parts of the Netherlands, dislike this synechdoche".

Am I straying from the point? Admittedly, yes.

Back at the time in question, the Low Countries implied what we would today understand as the North European coastline from Dunquerque onwards to Ostend, Flanders and the Netherlands, possibly with Luxemburg thrown in for good measure.
$: Well, ever since our keen naval and colonial rivalries with the Dutch in the 17th century, when they generally got the better of us, we've always enjoyed rubbing them up the wrong way, as in various other colloquial revenges such as "Dutch courage", "Dutch comfort", "Dutch metal" and the like. Gulliver's Travels is full of gibes at the Dutch, probably insisted upon by the publishers.
: Also known as metonymy, defined as "Container for the thing contained" or "Thing contained for the container", as immortalised in Thurber's essay "Here lies Miss Groby", in which he recalls the frosty reception from his primary school teacher when he excitedly told her of his newly-devised example of the latter whereby a wife might punish her errant husband by "hitting him with the milk".