Edward Packe
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Edward Packe

Sir Edward Hussey Packe KBE DL JP (6 January 1878 - 11 May 1946) was a British civil servant.[1][2][3]

Early life

He was the son of Hussey Packe and his wife, Lady Alice, only daughter of John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley. His grandfather was politician George Hussey Packe. He was educated at Eton College.[3]

Public duty

He was High Sheriff of Leicestershire in 1911, and Chairman of Leicestershire County Council

Civil Service


He was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in 1920. He was also awarded the Legion of Honour and the Order of Crown of Italy.[4]

Personal life

He married, in 1909, the Honourable Mary Sydney Colebrooke, daughter of Edward Colebrooke, 1st Baron Colebrooke. They had two daughters:

  • Penelope Mary Packe who married, as his second wife, John Drury Boteler Packe-Drury-Lowe (1905-1960) in 1936 and assumed as additional surname Packe and had issue Simon Jasper Packe-Drury-Lowe (born 1938).
  • Ursula Sybil Packe who married first in 1934 Peter Clifton of Clifton Hall Clifton, Nottinghamshire and divorced. She married secondly Lord David Crichton-Stuart later Stuart (1911-1970) son of 4th Marquess of Bute and had issue.

Packe lived at Prestwold Hall, Prestwold, near Loughborough, Leicestershire, which had been purchased by his ancestor Lord Mayor of London Sir Christopher Packe. He died at Prestwold Hall in 1946.[3]


  1. ^ 'PACKE, Sir Edward Hussey', Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920-2007; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Oct 2012 accessed 28 Dec 2013
  2. ^ Sir Edward Packe (Obituaries) The Times Monday, May 13, 1946; pg. 7; Issue 50450; col D
  3. ^ a b c "Obituary: Sir Edward Packe". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 13 May 1946. p. 7.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Who's Who 1935 - Entry for Sir Edward Hussey Packe

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