Biography and Notes
Educated at Winchester College, 1882-3; matric. at Oxford (Christ Church) 1887, BA and 3 Cl. History 1891. Died at his flat in London 2nd and was buried 6 March 1926 at Henlow, Bedfordshire where was his residence (Henlow Grange) since 1908. Memorial Inscription in Henlow churchyard. Will dated 15 March 1924, proved 23 July 1926.
Partner in Thomson Hankey and Co. merchants in the City of London, 1896-1926, and head of the firm for some years up to his death.
Director of the Indemnity Assurance Corporation, 1900-26 (chairman 1925-26). He had two sons and a daughter; his eldest son Christopher William Gurney was a partner in Thomson Hankey & Co. until his death. Christopher married Joan Doris Grenfell (see Burke's Peerage}, who was active in Women's Institutes and W.R.V.S. during World War II.
They had two sons and a daughter; their eldest son Timothy was a Director of Thomson Hankey & Co. from 1947-76; their second son Jeremy was an Underwriting Agent in Price Forbes, Insurance Brokers; and their daughter Gillian married and emigrated with her husband to Ontario, Canadain 1948 (living 1980). Both sons are married and living.
Cyril Gurney's daughter Alice was active in Women's Institute and Village Produce Association and died unmarried in 1969; his second son, John, was a student Land Agent when he died (1924).