Foster Lechmere Coore

26th Dec 1780 - 25th Jun 1837

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the largest share of the compensation for Pembroke estate in Trelawny with Thomas Fitzgerald as trustees and executors of Frederick Richard Coore (q.v.).

  1. A.D.C. to Sir George Prevost, Governor General of Canada in 1802. Lt. Col. XV Hussars. Married 22 Feb 1816 Harriet Gale (1783-1856), the eldest daughter & sole heiress of Henry Gale (?-1821) of Scruton Hall Co Yorks. They had 3 sons and 5 daughters. The Coore family had been merchants in Liverpool since the early 18th century.

  2. Will of Frederick Richard Coore of Devonshire Place Middlesex proved 05/03/1823. Henry John Blagrove (q.v.), the grandson of John Blagrove, was the son of Frederick Richard Coore.

  3. Will of Foster Lechmere Coore of Scruton, Yorkshire proved 21/03/1838. The will is short and uninformative, leaving his estate in trust for his wife and children.

  4. Son and heir of John of London and Ann Lechmere. Attended Eton. Matriculated Trinity Cambridge 1798. BA 1802. Admitted Lincolns Inn 1798. Army Officer, Colonel 1837. JP for the North Riding. Died 25/06/1837 aged 56 in Harley Street. Frederick Richard Coore was almost certainly his half-brother although Frederick Richard Coore was shown as the son of John and Alice Coore at his baptism at All Hallows London Wall 20/05/1782.    


T71/874 Trelawny claim no. 422 (Pembroke Estate).

  1. [accessed 06/02/2012].

  2. PROB 11/1667/249.

  3. PROB 11/1892/15.

  4., Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online];, London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online].

Further Information

Harriet Gale

Associated Claims (1)

£6,114 1s 10d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)

Legacies Summary

Imperial (1)

Aide-de-camp to Governor General
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Aide-de-camp to Sir George Prevost, Governor-General of Canada, in...
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Physical (1)

Country house
Scruton House, later Scruton Hall 
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Early 18thC manor house, with wings added c. 1820, inferred to have been by Foster Lechmere Coore to whom the house came on his marriage to Harriet...

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Addresses (3)

Harley Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
Scruton Hall, Scruton, Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England