|Volume 9 , page 233, sitting number 11,928.
Born at Ripon on 7 June 1834, he was the son of Digby Cayley, 7th Bt. and Dorothy, second daughter and co-heiress of the Rev. George Allanson of Middleton, Quernhow, North Yorkshire. On 15 November 1859 he married Charlotte Philadelphia Bower, daughter of Robert Bower. He and his wife appear on the 1861 census, visiting her parents at Welham Hall, Norton, in Yorkshire.
Digby Cayley died on 26 June 1912 at the age of 78. According to his obituary, which appeared in the Times on the following day, his death took place at Whitwell Manor near Malton, and the deceased was "a typical Yorkshire gentleman of the old school." The article continues to say that he "was the second son of the late Sir Digby Cayley, seventh baronet of Brompton, and was educated at Trinity and Downing Colleges, Cambridge. After leaving college he followed the profession of land agent, and in his time had charge of some of the largest and most important estates in North and East Yorkshire, while as valuer he was often employed by the Board of Agriculture and the North-Eastern Railway Company. He was an all-round sportsman but perhaps his favourite recreation was salmon fishing. He was a keen cricketer and with one or two others formed the noted Langton Wold Club....He was a fine judge of horses and an ardent follower of the hounds. Mr Cayley was honoured with the friendship of the Prince of Wales, with whom he used to shoot at Brantinghamthorpe. Some years ago he was thrown from his horse while following his duties at Bedale and had his thigh broken, and he never completely recovered from the accident, having to be wheeled about in a bath chair. In 1859 Mr Cayley married Charlotte Philadelphia, the youngest daughter of the late Mr Robert Bower, of Welham Hall, who predeceased him, and they had a family of seven sons and seven daughters. Five of the sons and all of the daughters survive."
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