Born deaf in Ecton into a wealthy family; early tuition from his grandfather in Dromore, Ireland, then went to the London Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb. Inherited his father's wealth and estate in 1827 and settled into a life of leisure, especially reveling in horseriding and hunting. Became the only deaf Master of the English sport of foxhunting. Active in supporting both his old school and the London Association in Aid of the Deaf and Dumb. Married a hearing woman in 1832; two years after her 1849 death, he remarried to another hearing woman. Neither marriage resulted in children. Buried in the Isted family vault at Ecton, last of his line.
Deaf Lives, p.104-105.
__ February 1797-13 May 1881