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Hubert Arthur Grigg

Male 1873 - 1933  (60 years)


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  • Name Hubert Arthur Grigg 
    Born 3 8 1873 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Dec 1933  Paris France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I40  griggfamilytree
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2015 

    Father Thomas James Grigg,   b. 6 Nov 1835, Beccles, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15th June 1902, Maskeliya,Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Lucy Sarah Malpas,   b. 2 10 1842, Kingston st Mary Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 11 1920, ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Family ID F32  Group Sheet

    Family Jessie Malcolm 
    Notes 
    • Janet was Huberts nurse and they were married about 4 years before he
      died.
    Last Modified 8 May 2014 
    Family ID F34  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • The remains(ashes after cremation) of the late Mr H.A.Grigg of
      Portmore Estate Agrapatanas who died in Paris last month arrived by
      Bibby liner Cheshire a few days ago and were brought to Agras on
      monday were he has spent the best part of his life . The internment
      took place on the second highest mountain in Ceylon, Kirigalpotha it
      was where his favourite hunting dog " Dunston Crackman " met his death
      after a valiant fight with a leopard.
      I was indeed sorry to hear of the death of my old friend H.A. Grigg.
      It was in 1897 I first met him and we had always been in close touch
      ever since.
      He was I think the strongest man in his time, out here. I have seen
      him take on all the well known strong men of his time and I never saw
      him beaten. I have seen him put up a 112lbs. dumb/bell over his head
      with one arm. He held the Ceylon record for putting the shot .
      He died soon after retiring in Paris probably due to a strain
      attributable to he feats of strength.
      He was in much pain and was nursed devotedly by his wife, he was taken
      ill too suddenly to leave France, and was in a nursing home in Paris
      for some months.
      He was on Portmore some thirty five years, and a better planter there
      will never be. He retired, but was never well, and was only a short
      time he was able to take advantage of his rest. A very true friend he
      has left us. written by: W.H.(Times
      of Ceylon).

      Hubert Grigg was one of the finest all-round sportsman in Ceylon. Not
      did he actively participate and excel in various games , but he also
      fostered sport of any nature in the district he resided. He was a
      crack shot and earned the highest reputation as a huntsman. In spite
      of his big stature he was able to keep in contact with his hounds in
      the thickest of forest and in the most strenuous of country. Soon
      after Mr Thomas Farr retired from Ceylon the late Mr Grigg and Mr
      G.H.Sparkes of Kirkoswald , ran a private pack of stag hounds which
      hunted the Horton Plains, Bopats,Digamies,Ambawela and Pattipola for
      many years. Under there joint mastership , the pack, consisted mainly
      of hounds imported from the Dunston Harriers, provided most excellent
      sport. Subsequently the masters of this pack consented to hand the
      rights of the country they hunted over to Horton Plains Hunt Club when
      it was formed. They donated their hounds at the same time to the same
      club and continued to hold office as joint masters until a couple of
      years ago, when Mr Grigg had to retire from hunting due to
      ill-health. He was one of the warmest supporters of the Horton Plains
      hunt to the end of his career. He was extremely pleasant and
      unassuming in his ways, which earned for him the love of all.
      There was hardly an inch of country over his extensive hunting grounds
      he had not trod upon, and the peak of the second highest mountain in
      Ceylon- Kirigalpotha - was one of these places. It was here that his
      most famous and favorite hound "Dunston Crackman" met his death after
      a valiant fight with a leopard. The loss of that hound was an
      unforgettable memory to him, and when that hound was interred on the
      peak of Kirigalpotha, it was there Mr Grigg expressed the wish that
      when his career finished he hoped to find a resting place along-side
      his hound.
      In accordance with those wishes which he frequently expressed in his
      lifetime and in the instructions contained in his last will, his
      remains were intered on the peak of Kirigalpotha this morning.
      A very large gathering of members of the planting community in Agas
      and Dimbula, and several members of the various hunt clubs,viz, the
      Horton Plains Hunt Club, The Nuwara-Eliya Hunt Club , The Errabode
      Hunt Club, and the Mansfield Hunt, assembled at the beautiful Agas
      Church at 9am, where a memorial service was conducted by the
      Rev.G.E.P.Parmenter.
      The funeral procession started for the heights of Kirigalpotha by
      motor as far as the end of the estate road on Sandringham Estate from
      were they had to proceed by foot to the grave side.
      A host of coolies from Portmore Estate joined the procession here and
      it was about noon when the interment took place.
      After the remains were laid in their last resting place, the grave was
      covered with a wreath of floral tributes in remembrance of a true
      friend and sportsman. The Horton Plains Hunt Club pack of hounds were
      in the procession which went to the peak of Kirigalpotha.
      A cross was sent by Mrs H.A.Grigg who was in Scotland.
      Mr. Hubert Arthur Grigg who was in his 60th. year came to Ceylon in
      1892., and learnt planting on Theberton, Maskeliya, under his father,
      the late Mr. Thomas James Grigg. He then went to Desford, which was
      in charge of Sir Edward Rosling and was for six months in 1894 on
      St.Heliers. His next charge was Portmore where he remained ever since.
      Mr. Grigg was one of the most popular planters in the Dimboola
      district. Shortly after his arrival in the Island he began to take a
      prominant part in sport. He was an all round athlete and figured with
      conspicuous success at the annual Agras sports, tying with Mr. W.B.
      Bartlet in 1898, for the Dick Lander challenge Cup, which came to him
      on the spin of a coin. He was a capital rugby footballer and was one
      of the finest forwards up country has produced. He played for the
      Hillsmen on more than one occasion against Colombo in the annual
      August week match. He was extremely fond of fishing