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Sir Arthur Helps (and here),
educ Trinity College, Cambridge.
Became a friend at Cambridge of Stephen Spring Rice (Anglo-Irish, born 1814).
Arthur became private secretary to his friend Stephen's father, Thomas Spring Rice, who was Chancellor of the Exchequer 1835-39 (and created 1st Baron Monteagle 1839). Presumably this is how he met an Irish wife.
Arthur is listed as of "London" at mar.
He mar 1836 to
Elizabeth Fuller [Bessie,
descendant of Edward III].
He went to Ireland in 1839 or 1840 as private secretary to George Howard, later the 7th Earl of Carlisle, who was then (1825-48) styled "Viscount Morpeth", and who was Chief Secretary for Ireland 1835-41.
Arthur served as Morpeth's private secretary until 1841. In 1840-41 he and his wife lived in quarters in Dublin Castle.
They may have been in contact with Elizabeth's 1st cousin Blennerhassett Lindsay in Dublin.
Came back to England 1841.
He was Clerk of the Privy Council 1860-75.
He was close to Queen Victoria and the Royal family.
He died 1875. See probate (revoked). See new probate.
See his works.
Elizabeth died 12 May 1892. See probate.
Arthur and Elizabeth had issue:
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