The child was named Hugh George Coplestone Bampfylde.
The infant son of Major and the Hon. Mrs Stucley was christened at Bideford Parish Church on Saturday afternoon, February 17th. The Rev Prebendary W Manning, Rector of Bideford, officiated. The child was named Hugh George Coplestone Bampfylde. He wore the family christening robe, the lace of which was made at Philham, Hartland. The godparents are Lt-Col the Hon. Denzil Fortescue, Major David Wills, Mrs John Ward and Mrs David Barbour.
A reception was held after the ceremony at the New Inn Hotel; the guests included employees of the Affeton Castle, Hartland Abbey and Moreton Estates. The christening cake was made and presented by the Wise Monkey Club, the tenants of Hartland Abbey. Mr W H Jeffery made a presentation on behalf of the employees of the Moreton and Affeton Estates, and Mr H Prouse, on behalf of the Hartland Abbey Estate employees.
The infant was welcomed home to Hartland by a peal on the Hartland Church bells.