Anthony Capel Smith (595) was born 5th August 1940




He married Evelyn Hamilton Bentink Martin Ackers (596), adopted daughter of Charles Penryn Ackers, in 1968.


She was born in Q1 1942 in Totnes, Devon




                                                London Gazette 1947



They were divorced in 1980


He died in 1993


They had two children:


Matilda Amelia Capel born 1967


Emily Jane Smith born 1969





Ackers, Maj. Charles Penrhyn (1882-1960) of Huntley Manor (Glos).

Second, but only surviving son of Benjamin St. John Ackers (1839-1915) and his wife Louisa Maria Jane (d. 1915), dau of Charles Brooke Hunt of Bowden Hall (Glos); born 28 June 1882.  Educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford (MA 1908), Durham Univ (BSc 1906).  Served in WW1 as Major, Mech. Transport, RASC.  Appointed JP for Gloucestershire 1909 and High Sheriff of Gloucestershire 1927; Verderer of the Forest of Dean 1930-60; President of the Royal Forestry Society of England & Wales 1930-32; Director of Oriental Telephone and Electric Co; author of Practical British Forestry, 1938.  He was appointed OBE in 1951. He married 1st, 6 July 1922, Dorothy Jane (d. 1943/44), dau of W.S. Davis of Coglan House, Longhope (Glos) and 2nd, 8 March 1946, Gully Gudny Elinor, dau of Trygve Ronneberg of Sauda (Norway) and widow of Evelyn Bentinck Martin, and had issue:

(1.1) Robert David Ackers (1923-44); served in WW2 as Pilot Officer (RAF), killed in action, 18 August 1944; dsp;

(2.1) Mary Torill Ackers (later Freeman) (b. 1946), married Michael Freeman and had issue two sons;

(2.2) Helen Solveig Ackers (b. 1948); born 13 October 1948.

He inherited Huntley Manor from his father in 1915 and expanded the estate to around 2000 with the purchase of additional woodland.  At his death the estate passed to his elder surviving daughter.

He died 1 November 1960.  His second wife had two daughters before her marriage to Ackers, who took the surname Ackers in 1947.