Birth28 Mar 1812
Death10 Jul 1863, Billesdon district, Leics
General5th s. Of Stoughton Grange, Leics. Added 'Keck' by RL on 16 Feb 1861.
FatherThomas Powys Lord Lilford (1775-1825)
Marriage20 Nov 1840
ChildrenHorace (Henry) Leicester (1841-1912)
 Thomas Bancho (1845-1877)
Birthca 1817, Rochester, Kent
Death8 Mar 1902, Kingston district, Surrey
Generaldsp. Youngest surviving daughter.
FatherAdmiral Sir John Gore (1772-1836)
Marriage16 Jul 1862, St Geo Han Sq district, London [3, Their marriage, Q3 of 1862, St Geo Han Sq dist, vol 1a, p. 432]
Notes for Major Henry Littleton Powys-Keck
He must have inherited Stoughton Grange from his maternal uncle, George Anthony Legh-Keck.

His death on FreeBMD is under the name Keck.

His was in the Indian Army with this record with the India Office:

Name: Henry Littleton Powys- KECK
Event type: Biography
Start date:
Start year: 1812
End date:
End year: 1863
Biographical notes: The Hon. Henry Littleton Powys-Keck, late Major 60th Royal Rifles, was the fifth son of Thomas, second Lord Lilford, of Lilford, Northants, by his wife, Henrietta Maria, eldest daughter and coheir of Robert Vernon Atherton, Esq., of Atherton Hall, in the County of Lancaster. He was born on the 29th of March, 1812. Early in life he entered the Army, and served twenty-six years in the 60th Royal Rifles, becoming a Major in December, 1853. He subsequently retired from the Army, and during the Crimean War devoted his whole time and attention to the families of soldiers serving in that war, and was the originator, honorary secretary, and chief supporter of the Central Association for Relieving the Wives and Families of Soldiers serving in the East. After the peace of 1856 he turned his attention to the condition of the daughters of soldiers, and was the founder of the Soldiers' Daughters' Home, at Hampstead (opened by his Royal Highness the late Prince Consort on the 18th of June, 1858), which now numbers 150 inmates.
Transcribed by: British Library
India Office Records Reference:

Source name: Illustrated London News 1 Aug 1863
Source year:
Source edition:

From the London Gazette:

“15 Feb 1861: “Whitehall, February 12, 1861.
“The Queen has been graciously pleased to give and grant unto Henry Lyttleton Powys, Esquire, commonly called the Honourable Henry Lyttleton Powys, of Staughton-grange, in the county of Leicester, fifth son of Thomas, second Lord Lilford, by Henrietta-Maria his wife, eldest daughter and co-heir of Robert Vernon Atherton Atherton, of Atherton-hall, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, Esquire, both deceased, Her Royal licence and authority that he may, in compliance with an injunction contained in the last will and testament of George Anthony Legh Keck, of Staughton Grange aforesaid, Esquire (who intermarried with Elizabeth, maternal aunt of the said Henry Lyttleton Powys) assume and use the surname of Keck, in addition to and after his own surname, and also bear the arms of Keck, quarterly in the first quarter with his own family arms; and that the said surname and arms may, in like manner, be taken and borne by his issue, such arms being first duly exemplified according to the Laws of Arms, and recorded in the Herald's Office, otherwise the said Royal licence and permission to be void and of none effect:

“And further to command that the said Royal concession and declaration be recorded in the College of Arms. Whitehall, February 15”

15 Nov 1861: “Members of Parliament: Leicestershire:
James Beaumont Winstanloy, of Braunstone, Esq.
Edwyn Burnaby, of Baggrave Hall, Esq.
The Honourable Henry Littleton Powys Keck, of Stoughton.”

17 Jan 1862: “Commissions signed by the Lord Lieutenant of the County of Leicester.
Major the' Honourable Henry Littleton Powys Keck to be Deputy Lieutenant. Dated 21st December, 1861.” (1 of 16 DLs signed on the day for Leics.)

15 Sep 1863: “Commission signed by the Lord Lieutenant of the County of Leicester.
Leicestershire Regiment of Militia. Captain Sir Frederick Thomas Fowke, Bart., to be Major, vice Powys-Keck, deceased. Dated 5th September, 1863.”

29 Mar 1864: “52nd Foot, Ensign Henry Lyttleton Powys to be Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Keyworth. Dated 29th March, 1864.”

His death was announced in the Leicester Chronicle on the 11th July 1863 as happening betweem one and two o’clock on Friday, the previous day.
Arms Generally notes for Major Henry Littleton Powys-Keck
From Fox-Davies’ “Armorial Families”, edn 4, pp. 1020-1 and edn 7, vol 2, p. 1384:

Arms: Quarterly:
(1)&(4) Sable a bend Ermine between two cotises flory countrflory Or and (for distanction) a canton of the last (for Keck),
(2)&(3) Or a lion’s jamb erased in bend dexter, between two cross crosslets ficheĆ© in bend sinister Gules (for Powys).

(1) Out of a mural crown Gules, a maiden’s head Ermine, purpled Or, her hair dishevelled and flotant of the same, adorned with a chaplet Vert, and garnished with roses proper;
(2) Or a lion’s gamb erased and erect gules, grasping a fleur-de-lys bendways.

(I am not sure of the reason for the canton for distinction in the Keck quarter. It was not in the arms previously used by the kecks or Legh-Kecks. Was it in the RL?)
Last Modified 18 Oct 2013Created 25 May 2017 by Tim Powys-Lybbe