Over the last few weeks, we have looked at the lives of several of Major Percy Stewart’s siblings.
In the New Year, we are going to look at the fantastic collection of artefacts housed in the Stewart Museum but, before doing so, I thought readers might like to be reminded of his life and the wonderful legacy that he and his wife Katharine left to Pocklington.
Percy Marlborough Stewart was born in 1871 and was the son of the Reverend James Stewart, rector of Little Stukesley in Huntingdonshire, and his wife Lucy.
A gifted scholar, he attended the King’s School at Ely where he won the Potticary gold medal for academic achievement. He subsequently studied Hebrew at Cambridge, becoming a tutor in the subject at Pocklington School.
Read Peter’s full article in next week’s (1 January) Pocklington Post.