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Gaspard Roth

Male abt 1771 - 1847  (~ 76 years)



  • Name Gaspard Roth  [1, 2, 3
    Birth abt 1771    [3
    Marriage 12 Jun 1809  St James, Piccadilly Find all individuals with events at this location
    Sarah Forbs,   b. 13 Jan 1787, John St, Mayfair Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Nov 1831, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1810  Servant to Earl Gower  [4
    Residence 1810  Trentham Hall, Trentham Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Occupation 1816  Valet  [2
    Residence 1816  King St, St James, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Residence abt 1825 - 1832  Stafford Place, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Occupation 1847  Labourer  [3
    Death 21 Dec 1847  125 Penny Street, Blackburn Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Inflammation of the lungs  [3, 6
    Notes 
    • possibly: Gaspar Roth, of Watteville Regt, King's German Legion. Served 10 years. Sum 18-5s-0d. List no. 8, 10 Jul 1811. [TNA WO 23 - Piece no 23. Royal Hospital Chelsea: admission books, registers, and papers - series created to administer pensions payable by the commissioners to in-pensioners and out-pensioners. Licenciement to invalids: King's German Legion]
    • De Watteville's Regiment was a Swiss regiment founded by Louis de Watteville and recruited from regiments that served between 1799 and 1801 in the Austrian army but in British pay. The troops then signed on as mercenaries, to be paid by the British. They fought in the Napoleonic Wars, mainly around the Mediterranean, and were based in Malta and then in Egypt from 1801 to 1803, fighting in Sicily and Naples. From 1811 to 1813 they served under Wellington in the Peninsular War in Spain. The regiment sailed to Canada in 1813 to fight in the War of 1812. It was retired at the end of the war and soldiers were given tracts of land in Canada.[Wikipedia]
      In 1805 Sir James Craig said of the regiment: Of the Foreign Corps, The Regiment de Watteville is incontestably the first. It is indeed on a par footing of equality with the other regiments of the old garrison, except that though they are a tall stout body, yet they have a greater proportion of old men among them. I saw, however, but few that could be said to be unserviceable.[TNA:WO 1/293. Craig to W Gordon dated Malta 13 August 1805].
      Gaspard Roth would have been aged 34 at that time.
    • The King's German Legion was a British Army unit of mostly expatriated German personnel during the period 1803-16. It played a vital role in several campaigns, including the Walcheren Campaign, the Peninsular War, and the Hundred Days, most notably in the Battle of Waterloo. The Legion was disbanded in 1816. [Wikipedia]
    • De Watteville's Regiment was not part of the King's German Legion. It is however possible that Gaspard Roth served in both.
    Person ID I3246  Tatham | Heathcote branch | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2020 

    Family Sarah Forbs,   b. 13 Jan 1787, John St, Mayfair Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Nov 1831, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Marriage 12 Jun 1809  St James, Piccadilly Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 7, 8
    • No. 219: Gaspard Roth and Sarah Forbs both of this Parish were married in this Church by Licence this twelfth day of June in the Year 1809
      By me J Maddy Reacher Assistant
      This marriage was solemnized between us
      {Gaspard Roth} {Sarah Forbs}
      In the Presence of: Richd Wyatt [?], F H Thompson
      [Marriages Register, St James, Piccadilly]
    Notes 
    • dau Elizabeth born 18 Dec 1809 at Trentham Staffs. Baptized 07 Jan 1810 Trentham Staffs: Eliz, d of Jasper and Sarah Roth, Servt to Earl Gower (= George Granville Leveson-Gower, KG, PC, = Viscount Trentham, = Marquess of Stafford, = 1st Duke of Sutherland).
    Children 
     1. Letitia Maria Roth,   b. abt Mar 1816, King St, St James, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1900, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F1450  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, St James, Piccadilly, 12 Jun 1809.

    2. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St George, Hanover Square, 28 Mar 1816.
      dau Letitia

    3. [S41] Death Certificate, 21 Dec 1847.
      age 76

    4. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, Trentham, 07 Jan 1810.
      dau Elizabeth

    5. [S07] Other Sources, Westminster Rate Books.

    6. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Blackburn, 4Q1847.

    7. [S53] Marriage Licence, Vicar-General Marriage Licence Allegations, 10 Jun 1809.

    8. [S03] Family Members, TAK.