Andrew Arcedeckne  ‎(I381)‎
Given Names: Andrew
Surname: Arcedeckne
Suffix: M.P. for Dunwich, Suffolk 1826-31

Gender: MaleMale
      

Birth: 8 January 1780 37
Death: 1849 ‎(Age 68)‎
Personal Facts and Details
Birth 8 January 1780 37
Christening 10 February 1780 ‎(Age 33 days)‎ St Mary's, Marylebone, London

Biographical Notes

Show Details Note: I believe this Andrew Arcedeckne to be the one on whom Thackeray is widely believed to have based his character Harry Foker, however it could have been his son also called Andrew:

‎(Pendennis)‎ "one day rode into Chatteris to deliver a fiery poem for the next week's paper, and in the stable-yard of the inn beheld a grand black tandem with scarlet wheels, whose owner was habited in crimson and green-and-white glory that made it difficult to say whether he was a prize-fighter on a holiday or a coachman in gala dress.

In this splendid creature Pendennis recognized a colleague of his Greyfriars days-young Foker, who could barely read in school and had been notorious both for his lack of cleanliness and his stupidity. But young Foker's father was stupendously rich from brewing that famous ale honorably known as Foker's Entire. He had married Lady Agnes, sister of the eminent and penniless Earl of Rosherwood, to one of whose daughters young Foker had been engaged since his childhood.

This kindly scion of ale-brewers and earls was "hail fellow, well met" with everybody. He called his noble uncle "old cock," with the same unassuming simplicity with which he ad-dressed the famous coal-heaver who had whipped the Shropshire One. He dazzled Pen by giving an order for a dinner of turtle and champagne, which little feast was wound up with a visit to the play, where the wonderful Fotheringay was performing in The Stranger.

In the grand scene all the house was affected. Foker wept piteously into a huge yellow silk handkerchief. As for Pen, the whole theater reeled before his sight. It was something overwhelming, maddening, delicious." Thackeray.

Schooling

Note: Both Andrew and his brothers Chaloner and Walter went to Eton. There are no portraits of them, sadly, in the school archives according to Mrs P Hatfield, Eton College Archivist in September 2010.
Marriage Harriet Beckford - 26 August 1816 ‎(Age 36)‎
Death 1849 ‎(Age 68)‎
Globally unique Identifier CCA93B6CBDEC4C63B914AC8FC317956C57DE
Last Change 19 September 2010 - 18:55
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Parents Family  (F150)
Chaloner Arcedeckne
1743 - 1809
Catherine Leigh
-
Andrew Arcedeckne
1780 - 1849
Chaloner Arcedeckne
1785 -
Walter Arcedeckne
1796 -
Frances Catherine Arcedeckne
1778 - 1815
Maria Louisa Arcedeckne
1783 - 1816

Immediate Family  (F144)
Harriet Beckford
-
Louisa Arcedeckne
1817 - 1898
Andrew Arcedeckne
1822 -


Notes
Biographical I believe this Andrew Arcedeckne to be the one on whom Thackeray is widely believed to have based his character Harry Foker, however it could have been his son also called Andrew:

‎(Pendennis)‎ "one day rode into Chatteris to deliver a fiery poem for the next week's paper, and in the stable-yard of the inn beheld a grand black tandem with scarlet wheels, whose owner was habited in crimson and green-and-white glory that made it difficult to say whether he was a prize-fighter on a holiday or a coachman in gala dress.

In this splendid creature Pendennis recognized a colleague of his Greyfriars days-young Foker, who could barely read in school and had been notorious both for his lack of cleanliness and his stupidity. But young Foker's father was stupendously rich from brewing that famous ale honorably known as Foker's Entire. He had married Lady Agnes, sister of the eminent and penniless Earl of Rosherwood, to one of whose daughters young Foker had been engaged since his childhood.

This kindly scion of ale-brewers and earls was "hail fellow, well met" with everybody. He called his noble uncle "old cock," with the same unassuming simplicity with which he ad-dressed the famous coal-heaver who had whipped the Shropshire One. He dazzled Pen by giving an order for a dinner of turtle and champagne, which little feast was wound up with a visit to the play, where the wonderful Fotheringay was performing in The Stranger.

In the grand scene all the house was affected. Foker wept piteously into a huge yellow silk handkerchief. As for Pen, the whole theater reeled before his sight. It was something overwhelming, maddening, delicious." Thackeray.
Schooling Both Andrew and his brothers Chaloner and Walter went to Eton. There are no portraits of them, sadly, in the school archives according to Mrs P Hatfield, Eton College Archivist in September 2010.

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Family with Parents
Father
Chaloner Arcedeckne ‎(I372)‎
Birth 1743 Jamaica
Death 13 December 1809 ‎(Age 66)‎
Mother

Marriage: 1777 -- Isle of Wight, Hampshire
3 years
#1
Andrew Arcedeckne ‎(I381)‎
Birth 8 January 1780 37
Death 1849 ‎(Age 68)‎
6 years
#2
Brother
Chaloner Arcedeckne ‎(I384)‎
Christening 28 June 1785 St Mary's, Marylebone, London
Death March
11 years
#3
Brother
Walter Arcedeckne ‎(I385)‎
Christening 20 November 1796 St Mary's, Marylebone, London
Death March
-18 years
#4
Sister
Frances Catherine Arcedeckne ‎(I367)‎
Birth 22 July 1778 35
Death 1815 ‎(Age 36)‎
5 years
#5
Sister
Maria Louisa Arcedeckne ‎(I386)‎
Birth 5 May 1783 40
Death July 1816 ‎(Age 33)‎
Family with Harriet Beckford
Andrew Arcedeckne ‎(I381)‎
Birth 8 January 1780 37
Death 1849 ‎(Age 68)‎
Wife

Marriage: 26 August 1816
13 months
#1
Daughter
Louisa Arcedeckne ‎(I346)‎
Christening 2 October 1817 Hacheston Church, Suffolk
Death 1898 ‎(Age 80)‎
5 years
#2
Son
Andrew Arcedeckne ‎(I5028)‎
Christening 11 July 1822 Hacheston Church, Suffolk
Death Yes