Family tradition is rekindled with baptism at church on Ickworth estate

The Baptism of baby Victor De Pauw, son of Christophe and Isabella De Pauw at St Mary's Church on the Ickworth Estate ANL-160323-104700009
The Baptism of baby Victor De Pauw, son of Christophe and Isabella De Pauw at St Mary's Church on the Ickworth Estate ANL-160323-104700009
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A family tradition was rekindled after nearly four decades when the son of Isabella De Pauw (formerly Hervey) was baptised at St Mary’s Church, on the Ickworth estate on March 19.

Victor Michael Maurice De Pauw is the first in the Hervey dynasty in about 39 years to be christened at the church.

The Baptism of baby Victor De Pauw, son of Christophe and Isabella De Pauw at St Mary's Church on the Ickworth Estate.
Isabella, proudly holds her son ANL-160323-104648009

The Baptism of baby Victor De Pauw, son of Christophe and Isabella De Pauw at St Mary's Church on the Ickworth Estate. Isabella, proudly holds her son ANL-160323-104648009

The last was Lady Victoria Hervey - eldest sister of Lord Bristol, who led the renovation of the church after it was made redundant in 1984.

John Porter, church co-ordinator and fund-raiser, said Isabella and husband Christophe live in Belgium and felt it was a ‘huge compliment’ to Lord Bristol.

He said: “He’s worked so hard to drive the restoration, it’s great they chose to come here.”

The Baptism of baby Victor De Pauw, son of Christophe and Isabella De Pauw at St Mary's Church on the Ickworth Estate.
Isabella's brother, Frederick the 8th Marquess of Bristol gave the reading ANL-160323-104711009

The Baptism of baby Victor De Pauw, son of Christophe and Isabella De Pauw at St Mary's Church on the Ickworth Estate. Isabella's brother, Frederick the 8th Marquess of Bristol gave the reading ANL-160323-104711009

The Baptism of baby Victor De Pauw, son of Christophe and Isabella De Pauw at St Mary's Church on the Ickworth Estate.
Isabella, proudly holds her son ANL-160323-104637009

The Baptism of baby Victor De Pauw, son of Christophe and Isabella De Pauw at St Mary's Church on the Ickworth Estate. Isabella, proudly holds her son ANL-160323-104637009

The Baptism of baby Victor De Pauw, son of Christophe and Isabella De Pauw at St Mary's Church on the Ickworth Estate ANL-160323-104722009

The Baptism of baby Victor De Pauw, son of Christophe and Isabella De Pauw at St Mary's Church on the Ickworth Estate ANL-160323-104722009