William Owen Nares (1859-1928)


Photo taken in 1879

The eldest son of The Rev Owen Alexander Nares, he was educated at Rossall School from 1873-8 and then went to Jesus College, Oxford, where matriculated in 1878 with his BA in 1882.  He became an army coach at Reading and Sonning.  He married Sophie Marguerite Beverley, daughter of William Roxby Beverley, a well known water-colourist and theatrical scene painter. They lived in The Old House, Sonning, Berks, which was gifted to his wife by Lady Wickens.  They had one son, Owen b. 1888.