Former Masters of the Bicester and Warden Hill Hunt:

In 1778 John Warde hunted a large area in Warwickshire and Oxfordshire, including what was the Bicester and Warden Hill country. In 1800 Sir Thomas Mostyn became Master until 1829. After whom: Mr Drake, 1829-51. Col Anstruther Thomson, 1855-57. Mr Richardson, 1862-63. T T Drake, 1851-55, 1857-62 and 1863-66. Hon W H J North, 1866-70. Sir Algernon Peyton,1862-63 and 1870-72. Viscount Valentia, 1872-85. Lord Chesham, 1885-93. P Colville Smith, 1893-1922. Lord Chesham, 1922-25. H M Budgett, 1925-31. Col J P. Heywood-Lonsdale and Capt A Heywood-Lonsdale, 1931-33. A Committee, 1933-36. Brig-Gen A Courage, 1937-39. Major R E Field-Marsham, 1936-42. Col R V Buxton, 1939-42. A Committee, 1942-45. Bicester South country: Major Beaumont, 1945-47.Mrs Lloyd-Mostyn, 1945-48. Warden Hill country: Capt Long, 1946-47. Cdr Earl Beatty, RN, 1946-48. M V Courage, 1947-48. Whole country: M V Courage, 1948-52. P.J Whiteley, 1951-53. Mrs Lloyd Mostyri, 1948-54. A L Beloe, 1952-54. R A Budgett, 1954-60. W L Pilkington, 1954-60. H M Gosling, 1954-63. Mr & Mrs J Sumner, 1960-64. R P Cooper, 1964-68. Mrs R F Haworth, 1967-68. R C Smith-Bingham, 1964-69. AAD Younghusband, 1968-73. R H Strudwick, 1974-78. Mrs M Barlow, 1978-83. Mrs J.Nicholson, 1978-83. Capt 1 Farquhar, LVO, 1973-84. A C J Preston, 1978-85. The Hon L R White, 1982-85.

 

Former Masters of the Whaddon Chase:

The country was hunted under the mastership of the Selby Lowndes family from before 1750 until 1920. It was originally part of the country hunted by the Grafton family. The Earl of Orkney, 1920-23. Sir Peter Farquhar, 1934-38. The Earl of Rosebery, 1923-40. Major H T Morton, 1940-47. MajorC S Drabble, 1947-54 (Acting 1947-53). Dorian Williams, 1954-80. P L B Stoddart, 1969-83. Lady Zinnia Judd, 1982-84. P. Warren, 1982-1985. J. Cunningham 1983-1986.

 

 

Former Masters of The Bicester Hunt with Whaddon Chase:

A C J Preston, 1986-87. The Hon L R White, 1986-88. P Warren, 1986-89. Mrs A J Taylor, 1987-92. D R Stoddart, 1989-92. E J Lane Fox, 1988-94. S McCormack, 1992-96. G L Portwin, 1996-99. I.R McKie, 1987-2003. Mrs I.R McKie, 1999-2003. Mrs J.E. (Heather) Tylor   1992 -2006. J.G.O’Neill 1994-2009. Miss A.S. Paine 2003-2009. C.J.Hodgson 2003-2009. T.R.Price 2006-2009. D. Ricketts 2006-2009. R.Thame 2009-12. Mrs P Portwin 2001-2013. N.J.H. Reynolds 2009-2014. C.D.Getley 2009-2014. Mrs N Taylor 2013-2017. P. Scott 2013-2017. Mrs P Taylor 2009-2018. I. Lawrence 2013-2019. B. Nicholls 2017-2020. Mrs L Holland -2021.