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Reginald Engelbach

Reginald Engelbach

Male 1888 - 1946  (57 years)


  • Name Reginald Engelbach  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 09 Jul 1888  Moretonhampstead Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3, 4
    Residence Apr 1891  Cookshayes, Moretonhampstead Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    • with father Frederick G Engelbach, 30 b London, physician & surgeon; mother Marianne [Wrench], 24 b London; + boarder + 4 serv.
    Residence Mar 1901  35 Highbury Grove, Islington Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    • with widowed mother Marianne, 33 b Camden Town; staying with her sister Edith Bailey, wife of Charles Bailey, physician & surgeon; also her mother Maria Wrench, widow, 63 b Holborn.
    Education abt 1911  University College, London Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Occupation Apr 1911  Engineer & Student of Egyptology  [5
    Residence Apr 1911  15-17 Pembridge Gardens, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Military Service abt 1915  2nd Lieutenant, Royal Engineers (T)  [6
    Residence May 1915  Sheerness Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Marriage 20 May 1915  St Cuthbert, Philbeach Gardens, Earls Court Find all individuals with events at this location   [6, 7
    Nancy Lambert,   b. 19 Jul 1888, Wolverhampton Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Nov 1970, Harrow Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation abt 1918 -  Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location ; Archeologist  [4
    • Chief Keeper of the Cairo Museum
    Residence - 1946  Turf Club, Cairo Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    Death 25 Feb 1946  Cairo Find all individuals with events at this location   [4, 8
    • died 26 Feb per Engelbach family website
    • Our Cairo correspondent telegraphs: The death occurred suddenly yesterday in a Cairo hospital of Mr. Rex Engelbach, technical adviser to the Cairo Museum. He had been ailing for some time, but during the past few days there had been an improvement and he had intended to return to work in the course of this week. To him must go the credit for the excellence of the arrangements made for the display of the exhibits in the Cairo Museum, including those of Tutankhamen. [The Times, 27 Feb 1946]
    Probate 11 Jan 1947  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; 128 19s. 11d.  [8
    • Engelbach Reginald of The Turf Club Cairo Egypt died 25 February 1946 Probate London 11 January to Annie Engelbach widow. Effects 128 19s. 11d. in England. [NPC]
    Notes 
    • Reginald (Rex) Engelbach was born on July 9, 1888, at Moretonhampstead in Devonshire (England) of a family of French (Alsatian) origin. After the death of his father, a doctor, he came for the first time to Egypt with his stepfather in the winter 1909-10. Deeply impressed by the monuments and the history of Ancient Egypt he took up the study of Egyptian and Coptic and soon added the knowledge of colloquial Arabic. He soon became an important person in the world of Egyptology. As Chief Keeper of the Cairo Museum Rex Engelbach constituted a focus for all archaeologists visiting the country. He maintained good relations with excavators of all nationalities. His name appears several times in the private diaries of Howard Carter before and during the opening of the tomb of Tut-ench-Amun in 1923. His personal contribution to Egyptology had been recognized by various official decorations. Since 1935 he had also been Hon. Member of the French Institute in Paris. The death of Reginald Engelbach on February 26, 1946, was the premature end of a full and fruitful scientific career. [Engelbach Family website, accessed 04 Oct 2012]
    • Another nameholder has become so popular with his business that he is still mentioned in the Internet in many documents, although he died in 1946 at the age of 58.
      In the year 1922 would the British archaeologist Howard Carter not have had the permission to open the grave of the Pharao Tutenchamun, with its immense treasures, in the Valley of Kings, Egypt, if the chief keeper of the Cairo Museum had not given it to him. His name was Reginald (Rex) Engelbach.
      Rex Engelbach was an offspring of Gottlieb Engelbach, who belonged to the french line, had emigrated to England at the end of the 18th century and later went to Darmstadt with his daughter and her husband Friedrich of Bechtold, where he can be found as "pensioned british commisioned officer" in the citizen register.
      A report, which has been published when Rex Engelbach died, can be looked at as well as a list of his published studies. It can be seen at the exhibited documents.
      [Origins Research: by Michael Engelbach, Wetter, Germany. EWWR - Engelbach/Englebach/Engleback World Wide Reunion. 16 Jul 1999. website accessed 01 Dec 2009]
    Person ID I1060  Tatham | Heathcote branch | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 04 Oct 2012 

    Family Nancy Lambert,   b. 19 Jul 1888, Wolverhampton Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Nov 1970, Harrow Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Marriage 20 May 1915  St Cuthbert, Philbeach Gardens, Earls Court Find all individuals with events at this location   [6, 7
    • Witnesses: J Hugh Pearson, Marianne Stevens [his mother]
    Notes 
    • Reginald's wife named as Annie [not Nancy] in Jul 1945 passenger list and probate grant in Jan 1947.
    Children 
    +1. Joan Engelbach,   b. 31 May 1918, Brentford Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 2002, Richmond-upon-Thames Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 04 Oct 2012 
    Family ID F0122  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Newton Abbot, 3Q1888.

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
      age 2 b Moretonhampstead

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      age 12 b Moretonhampstead

    4. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Engelbach.
      Engelbach Family website, accessed 04 Oct 2012

    5. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      age 22 b Moretonhampstead

    6. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages,St Cuthbert, Philbeach Gardens, 20 May 1915.

    7. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Kensington, 2Q1915.

    8. [S14] National Probate Calendar.