Sir William Laird Clowes, Kt Naval Historian Fellow of King's College London Eldest son of William Clowes, Esq. Registrar-in- Chancery Born February 1st 1856 Died August 14th 1905
Also of his wife Ethel Mary Louisa, Born October 24th 1860, Died February 13th 1939
Death - CLOWES, Sir William Laird. Naval authority, at Eversfield Place. Aug.1905
Born at Hampstead, London, on 1 February 1856, the eldest son of William Clowes, William Laird Clowes was educated at Aldenham School at Elstree in Hertfordshire, at King's College, London, and Lincoln's Inn, London, where he started studying on 16 April 1877.
He had already published Meroë, an Egyptian love tale in verse, and in 1879 left Lincoln's Inn to take up journalism, working first in the provinces. In 1882 he returned to London and that year married Ethel Mary Louise, second daughter of Lewis F. Edwards of Mitcham, Middlesex; they had one son, Geoffrey S. Laird (b. 1883).