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Louisa Matilda Tucker

Female 1814 - 1895  (80 years)

  • Name Louisa Matilda Tucker  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 14 Jul 1814  St George, Bermuda Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3
    • daughter of William Tucker and Hester Louisa Tucker.
      "It is this Hester Tucker who became the 'Nea' of Moore's dreams and to whom he wrote thirteen Odes during his short winter at St George's." [William Zuill, Tom Moore's Bermuda Poems]
    Residence 1839  Colpetty, Colombo Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    • Aug 10. At Colpetty, Colombo, the lady of F. Saunders, Esq., controller of customs, a daughter. [Asiatic Journal]
    Residence 1860  Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Residence 1870  St Catherine's, Guildford Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Residence Apr 1891  7 Moreland Rd, Croydon Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    • also resid: Louisa S Howse, dau, widow, 51 b Colombo; Anna C Saunders, dau, single, 44 b London; Henry S Saunders, son, single, 40 b Colombo; Isabella S Horn?, granddau, single, 24 b Bath; + 2 serv.
    Death 05 Mar 1895  Westbourne House, Addiscombe Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 3, 5, 6
    • died 06 Mar 1895 per Hibbert-Tucker family tree
    • On the 5th March, at Westbourne House, Addiscombe, in her 81st year, Louisa, the widow of Frederick Saunders, late Treasurer of Ceylon. [The Times]
    Probate 20 Jul 1895  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; 458 8s. 11d.  [5
    • Saunders Louisa Matilda of 7 Moreland-road Croydon Surrey widow died 5 Mar 1895 at Westbourne house Addiscombe Surrey Probate London 20 July to Anna Caroline Saunders spinster Effects 458 8s. 11d. [NPC]
    • The name "Territt", given to some of her Tatham and Greswell descendants, is from the Tucker family. Two of her elder brothers were George Territt Tucker (1811-1812) and Territt Fraser Tucker (1813-1873). [1]
    Person ID I3351  Tatham | Bloxham branch | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 31 Jan 2013 

    Family Frederick Saunders,   b. abt 1804,   d. 29 Sep 1870, St Catherine's, Guildford Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    • became a prominent Ceylon family
    • son Frederick Richard Saunders (CMG; later Sir Frederick, KCMG), b Ceylon 07 Jul 1838, d Hove 30 Mar 1910). Also in Ceylon civil service, & also Treasurer. When Assistant Government Agent, Kegalle, he captured the outlaw Utuwankande Sura Saradiel at Mawanella 21 Mar 1864. [Elizabeth College Register, 1824-1873; The Times; other sources]
      "Sir Frederick Saunders was born in 1838, and was educated at Guernsey College and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. He entered the Ceylon Civil Service in 1857, and became successively District Judge, Inspector-General of Prisons, Government Agent for the Western Province, and Auditor-General. In 1890 he was appointed Treasurer of the island and Commissioner of Stamps. He received the C.M.G. in 1880 and the K.C.M.G. in 1897, retiring from the service in 1890. Sir Frederick was twice married - first, in 1807, to Mary Jane, daughter of Mr. W. C. Gibson, C.M.G. [possibly his cousin; died Leamington 30 Apr 1895], and, secondly, in 1900, to Christina Sophia, widow of Captain C. F. Borrer, late 60th Rifles, and daughter of Mr. C. K. Freshfield, M.P. His second wife died last year." [obituary, The Times, 01 Apr 1910]
    • grandson Reginald Gibson Saunders, b 02 Dec 1878, d Kensington 12 Apr 1962: "Mr R G Saunders is a son of Sir Frederick Richard Saunders, formerly Treasurer of Ceylon, grandson of Mr Frederick Saunders, who occupied a similar position in 1861. ... He was born in Colombo in 1878, and educated in England at Tonbridge School and Cheltenham College. He entered the Ceylon Government Service and held various minor appointments, syuch as Third Assistant to the Postmaster-General, Acting Assistant Collector of Customs and Police Magistrate, Trincomalee, and Office Assistant to the Government Agent, Uva Province. In 1903 he became Police Magistrate, Matara, and in 1904 Assistant Government Agent and District Judge, Mannar,and in 1906, on his return from half-pay leave, he was appointed Commissioner of Requests and Police Magistrate, Chilaw. Later he was made Assistant Government Agent and District Judge, Chilaw. He attended the two pearl fisheries of 1904 and 1905 in his official capacity.". [Arnold Wright, 20th century impressions of Ceylon, 1907; includes photo]
    +1. Mary Elizabeth Saunders,   b. 29 Jun 1837, Colombo Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1914, South Lodge, Broadwater Rd, Worthing Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F0771  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Hibbert-Tucker family tree.
      website accessed 08 Feb 2010

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
      age 76 b St George's

    3. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Croydon, 1Q1895.
      age 81

    4. [S11] Newspaper, Asiatic Journal & Monthly Register for British & Foreign India, China and Australasia, 1840.
      Ceylon - Births
      p. 187

    5. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

    6. [S05] The Times, death notice, 07 Mar 1895.