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Walter Weguelin Rees

Male est 1807 - 1844  (~ 37 years)



  • Name Walter Weguelin Rees  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Birth est 1807    [5
    • baptism reg not found; possibly born in India.
    • youngest son of John Mitford Rees, of Bengal Civil Service [marriage reg; death notice]
    Residence Mar 1842  Portsmouth Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Marriage 08 Mar 1842  Holy Trinity, Brompton Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 6, 7, 8
    Laura Ann Tatham,   b. 18 Feb 1812, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Feb 1878, Tavistock Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation - 1844  Royal Navy  [6, 8, 9
    • Mate of HMS St Vincent
    Post/Rank/Title 1844  Captain  [8
    • rank not confirmed
    Death 18 Mar 1844  Frederick Cottage, Stoke Rd, Gosport Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 8, 9, 10
    • On the 18th instant,at Frederick Cottage Stoke Road, near Gosport, Mr. W. W. Rees, mate of H.M. ship St. Vincent, aged 27. [Hampshire Advertiser, 23 Mar 1844]
    • Capt. Rees appears to have died before 1849, when O'Byrne's Nav. Biogr. was published. [Curtis]
    Notes 
    • Travelled from Calcutta to Europe on HEIC ship Minerva Dec 1819. His father John Mitford Rees had died in Calcutta, aged 40, on 11 Nov 1819.
    • not found in 1841 census
    • Younger sister Mary (or Maria) Isabella Irwin Rees (1820-1910); born Calcutta in 1820. Family returned to England soon after death of John Mitford Rees; lived in the early 1820s in Devon; friendly with local branches of Tennyson and Thackeray families. In 1851, Mary Rees married Augustus Brotherton, artist. She published poetry and at least two novels, was a lively letter-writer, and was friendly with all the leading writers of the day. [Mark Sorrell, 20 Oct 2011]
    Person ID I1421  Tatham | Bloxham branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2012 

    Family Laura Ann Tatham,   b. 18 Feb 1812, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Feb 1878, Tavistock Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Marriage 08 Mar 1842  Holy Trinity, Brompton Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 6, 7, 8
    Laura Ann Tatham (1812-1878) and Walter Weguelin Rees (1807-1844)
    Laura Ann Tatham (1812-1878) and Walter Weguelin Rees (1807-1844)
    Marriage register
    Children 
    +1. Walter Crawford Rees,   b. abt Feb 1844, Gosport Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1917, 3 Woodlands Rd, Barnes Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2011 
    Family ID F0090  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1842 - Portsmouth Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 08 Mar 1842 - Holy Trinity, Brompton Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsDeath - 18 Mar 1844 - Frederick Cottage, Stoke Rd, Gosport Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham, cit Gents. Mag. N.S., XVII, 1842.
      Walter William Rees

    2. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Kensington, 1Q1842.

    3. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Alverstoke, 1Q1844.

    4. [S30] India Office Library, Bengal Almanac 1820.
      Walter Weguelin Rees

    5. [S09] Estimate.

    6. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, Holy Trinity, Brompton, 08 Mar 1842.

    7. [S53] Marriage Licence, Faculty Office Marriage Licence Allegations, 07 Mar 1842.

    8. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.

    9. [S11] Newspaper, Hampshire Advertiser, 23 Mar 1844.
      death notice

    10. [S01] Census, UK, 1851.
      wife widowed