Hayes (Kent) History

Hayes (Kent) History

KINNAIRD, Hon Arthur Fitzgerald  (10th Lord Kinnaird)
8 July 1814 – 26 April 1887
Liberal MP for Perth, Banker

Arthur Kinnaird was an MP for Perth, a position that he held until he became Baron Kinnaird of Rossie in 1878.

He was married to Mary Jane Hoare from a prestigious banking family.  They moved to Pickhurst Manor in 1863 with their six children, including their son Arthur Fitzgerald who was born in 1846.

Arthur Fitzgerald spent some of his teenage years in Hayes. He enjoyed all sports and occasionally played for Hayes Cricket Club. His passion was football and after he left Hayes he played for Scotland in the 1870s and was in the team that reached the semi-final of the first Football Association Challenge Cup. He appeared in nine of the first twelve Football Cup finals and became President of the Football Association for thirty years.

In 1870 the family seem to have left Pickhurst Manor and Hayes and in 1871 the house was occupied by a few servants