The Stone Family Connection with William Mulready R.A.
by Everel Hunter
(to be found in longhand on the back of William Mulready’s portrait of the baby, Edward Mulready Stone)
Edward Mulready Stone, the subject of this drawing, was born in 1845 and was the eldest child of John Jefferies Stone and Mary Mulready Stone. He married Alice Maria Browning and they had a family of six sons and one daughter (Muriel Frances) and lived at Cumnor, The Drive, Sydenham. Muriel married Herbert Devas Everington in 1905, and they had two sons and one daughter, (Everel Alice), and lived at Cumnor, Sanderstead. Everel married William Hunter in 1938 and they had a son (William Herbert) and a daughter (Jean Muriel). William married Elizabeth Haigh in 1968 and Jean married James Dunning in 1970.
John Jefferies Stone was at one time High
Sheriff of Monmouthshire and figured in Burke’s “Landed Gentry” as Stone of Ski
Borwen (The White Barn) – a house overlooking the
Herbert Devas and Muriel Frances Everington had two sons: Edward Herbert, who married Elizabeth Helen Andreae in 1956, and Geoffrey Devas, who married Laila Nissen Hovind in 1951. Edward and Elizabeth (Buffy) had two sons, Edward Philip and Mark Stephen. Geoffrey and Laila had seven children(!) – Kari, Michael, Sonja, Anthony, Peter, Paul, Tamara. (They all have second Christian names, which I forget!).
(Note on the Everington Family).
Herbert Devas Everington (incidentally, there is some connection with the
Devas family) – was the youngest of the seven
children of William Everington and Laura Isabella
(née Long, of Dillington Hall,