TitleHenry John Ralph Bankes
DescriptionHenry John Ralph Bankes (1902-1981) - married Hilary Strickland-Constable (1908-11 Sep 1966). They had two children:

John Ralph Bankes (10 Feb 1937-1996)
Mary Bankes (b1940)

H.J. Ralph Bankes took over the estate in 1923, on his 21st birthday. He served in the Navy in the Second World War. After the death of Hilary in 1966, he became reclusive, and lacked the money to maintain Kingston Lacy, which began to fall into disrepair. In his will, he left the estates to the National Trust.
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