In the 1871
census Herbert was listed in his father's household with the
occupation of Clerk. In the 1881 census he was listed
with first wife wife Ada residing in Hammersmith in London
with his occupation given as a traveller in wines but they
were not noted in indexes to the 1891 census. He and second
wife Rose were listed in the 1901 census index in the civil
parish of Kidderminster in Worcestershire - he as born in
Tooting, Surrey ca. 1858 (his actual birth year was 1854),
and occupation as a hotel keeper on his own account,
and Rose as born ca. 1869 in Romsley, Worcester. The hotel
was the "Black Horse Hotel" on Mill Street. It was one of
Kidderminster’s two leading hotels and was once a
coaching inn on the Chester to London run
It was closed in October 1973 and demolished in 1977 to
make way for a further section of ring road.
Wife Rose may have been the
Rose Lillian Knowles listed at the 1881 census as
a barmaid at a large Birmingham hotel, aged 23,
and in error recorded by a staff member as born in
Nunnington - located north of Hull in Yorkshire.
When Herbert died in 1906 the registration, for
which Rose was the informant, had that he died
at the "Grand Hotel" on Broad Street in Bristol
where he was the manager
Built in 1869 on the site formerly occupied by the
"White Lion" that was demolished in 1866 it was
arguably the city's leading hotel. In those
days many unmarried staff lived on the premises. The
1911 census listed 28 resident staff and gave the
number of rooms excluding kitchens and bathrooms etc.
as 200. In 1937 an advertisement gave the number of
available rooms as 120 and in 2011 advertisements
gave the number as 182. In the 1911 census Rose was
listed as the manager.
At the 1901 census Rose's age
was given as 31 and as 44 at the 1911 suggesting a ca.
1867 to 1869 birth year. When son Cyril married actress
Iris Hoey in Bristol in September 1922
report of the marriage mentioned his mother was manageress
of the Grand Hotel and she was listed as Rose L Raymond
in the marriage registration
It is not known when she ceased to be the manageress.
Her death in 1932 was registered at Paddington, London.
An anecdote from when Rose was
the manageress concerned a circa 1916 incident that could
have resulted in her premature death. In 2010 93-year-old Bill
Green of Clevedon in North Somerset recounted the dramatic
story of how his father William, who was invalided out
of the army in 1916 and became a porter at "The Grand",
was perhaps instrumental in saving Rose’s life. He
recounted that "As a night porter one of my father’s
duties was to allocate rooms to any late arrivals and on
one such occasion he was suspicious of a guest. A short
time later he was startled by a loud screaming coming from
upstairs and following the cries found himself in the
apartment occupied by the owner Mrs Raymond. There he was
confronted by the sight of the man he had the doubts about
leaning over the terrified lady with both hands around her
throat and trying to choke her into telling him where she
kept her jewels and cash. He pulled him off and they
struggled out onto the landing where my father knocked him
down the stairs and he was detained by other members of
staff who had been alerted by the noise."
Shortly after the incident his
father William died from an incurable type of diabetes and
Bill recounted - “Mrs Raymond visited my mother, who by
this time had given birth to me on April 23 1917, and offered
to fund my education as a way of repaying my father for saving
her life." Understandably given the short period of
William's employment at the hotel before his death and, the
later visit by Rose and offer which was not accepted, Bill Green's
mother surmised Rose had been the hotel owner
However such was not the case. The Grand was owned by the
Grand Hotel Bristol Company whose AGM was held each year
in late March
Catherine's House Death Indexes, Dec. Qtr. 1873 reg. Marylebone,
Vol. 1a, p. 442 - aged 60 years at death.
Marriage Indexes Sep. Qtr. 1845 reg. Kensington, Vol. 3, p. 259
Company of Watermen & Lighterman bindings index, 1692-1949
Catherine's House Death Indexes June Qtr. 1872 vol. 2b, p. 21 -
date from Probate Index as per 7
Index - 1874 folio 65 - 9 Jan 1974 the will of William Chapman
Raymond, formerly of 149 Clapham Rd, in the county of Surrey,
but late of 13, Abbey Rd, St John's Wood, in the county of
Middlesex, gentleman, who died 20 Nov 1873 at 13 Abbey Rd, was
proved at the Principal Registry, by Robert Linton Charrington
of Carshalton, in the county of Surrey, and Richard Moss, of 12,
Queen Victoria St,in the City of London, Esquires, the Executors.
Effects under £5000. Notes - 16 Jan 1875 decree for will
dated 2 August 1870 (Charrington and another versus Raymond
Probate Index ref. 1872 register 5, folio 1103 - Raymond,
Dudley Esq. Effects under £1500. 3 August. The will of
Dudley Raymond, late of St Leonard's On Sea, near Hastings,
in the county of Sussex, Esq, who died 29 May 1872 at
St Leonard's On Sea, was proved at Lewes, by Eliza Raymond
(wife of William Chapman Raymond), of Northlands,
Springfield Rd, St Leonard's On Sea, the mother, one of
House Death Indexes - Dec. Qtr. 1902, vol. 2b p.294, reg.
9 The Times
- Thursday, Nov 27, 1902;
p. 1, col A Deaths:
BOULDERSON - On the 24th inst. at "Fulford", Southsea, EDITH
MALET, the beloved wife of Lieut-Colonel Boulderson, and
elder daughter of the Revd. F. W. Ellis of 21, Gloucester-place,
Place, Hyde-park, W.
Catherine's House Marriage Indexes - Jun. Qtr. 1884, vol 1a,
p. 200 reg. Kensington.
Sundry mentions in The Times
newspaper of this Boulderson family were:
Wednesday, Apr 14, 1886; p. 1, col A, BIRTHS
: On the
13th inst., at Victoria-road, Kensington, the wife of
Lieut-Colonel John Boulderson, late of 91st Highlanders,
of a son.
Wednesday, May 26, 1909; p. 9, col B, INFANTRY
- The Royal
Munster Fusiliers - Lieut. J. W. E. Boulderson is seconded
for service under the Colonial Office (May 8th).
Wednesday, Jul 16, 1913; p. 1, col A, DEATHS
- On the 15th July
at Fulford, Southsea, JOHN WILLIAM ELLIS BOULDERSON,
Lieut. Royal Munster Fusiliers, eldest son of Lieut-Col.
John Boulderson, late Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders,
Friday, Apr 21, 1911; p. 9, col B, Miss Ruby Boulderson
was a bridesmaid at wedding of Capt. J. W. Hudleston
R.M.A. & Miss Randall of Southsea ... the vicar of
Thursday, Apr 18, 1918; p. 4, col B, FALLEN OFFICERS
Times" List of Casulties - Lieutentant Colonel Robert
Edward Dewing D.S.O., Royal Berkshire Regiment, killed in
action 4th April while leading his regiment. Born in 1888
.... In January 1913 he married Ruby Edith, daughter of
Lieutenant-Colonel J. Boulderson, and leaves an infant
Thursday, Apr 24, 1919; p. 1, col B, DEATHS
- DEWING -
On 21st April at Fulford, Southsea, RUBY EDITH, widow of
Lt.-Col R. E. Dewing, R. E. and Berks Regiment, and daughter
of Colonel John Boulderson, late 91st Highlanders.
Friday, Feb 08, 1935; p. 6,; col G, COLONIAL
- Promotions and Transfers Colonial
Administrative Service - BOULDERSON G. H. C. (District
Officer), Provincial Commissioner, Kenya.
Friday, Jul 24, 1936; p. 1, col A, BIRTHS
- BOULDERSON - On July 10, 1936 at Mombasa, to Coralie,
wife of G. H. C. Boulderson - a son.
Fiday, 7 May 1937, p. 11, col. d. PRESENTED TO
THE KING AND QUEEN
... IN THE GENERAL CIRCLE ...
Wednesday last ... Miss Jean & Miss Patricia
Dewing by Mrs Lancelot Holland.
Tuesday, Sep 11, 1945; p. 1, col B, DEATHS
- On Aug, 26 1945 at Mombasa,
Coralie, wife of G. Boulderson late Kenya Civil Service.
in Christ Church register of baptisms advised by Judy Lester
of London (email 22 Feb 2008).
Australia BDM Indexes (Deaths) #27/1952, registered York.
Date of death 6 Oct 1952, and late of Faversham House, York,
as per WA State Records Office index of Probates Wills
and Letters of Admin. Ref. D891/53 - details provided
courtesy of Clare Askew, of Perth, WA.
Australian Electoral Rolls 1901-1936 - database at Ancestry.com.
database titled: Passenger lists leaving UK 1890-1960
1934 Erskine N. Raymond born 1871, Dover to Singapore.
arriving in Western Australia 1898-1926
Genealogical Soc. Inc. CD-ROM) - from the 11 "Mr's" listed 6
others who are Erskine possibles are: (1) 13.6.1899 "Anglican" Melb. to
Fremantle - steerage, (2) 6.8.1903 "Kanowna" Adel. to Fremantle
- 3rd, (3) 26.12.1904 "Omrah" Adel. to Fremantle, (4) 11.2.1905
"Kanowna" Adel. to Fremantle - 2nd, (5) 2.3.1911 "Ortranto"
London to Sydney, labourer, (6) 8.3.1904 "Mongolia" London to
Sydney, + wife and child.
census of England - aged 68 (calculates to a ca. 1833 birth). Note
the 1891 census gave his age as 52 years calculating to a ca. 1839
birth. His school and military record give birt date a 8 Apr 1838.
The GRO Death Index has him as died Dec Qtr. 1925 aged 87 years
reg. Portsmouth (V.2b, p.700).
R.L. The Australians at the Boer War
AWM 1976, p. 258. For repatriation date see - Murray, P.L. Offical
Records of the Australian Military Contingents to the War in
. p. 75 (also available on CD-ROM and online).
newspaper - 28 Jul 1900, p.142 - mentioned
"Sergeant Raymond" was wounded at Elands River.
The 1948 Supplemental electoral roll for the Swan
electorate listed six males as resident of either Faversham,
Faversham House, or Faversham RSL Home. The 1958 roll for
the Moore electorate listed a similar number, and the
previous managers were then listed residing elsewhere in
York indicating 1958 was likely its last year as an RSL
Home before it became vacant until purchased by the
Methodist Church Department of Christian Education
in 1961 that undertook its initial restoration.
Ancestry.com database UK Incoming Passenger Lists,
- The East Asiatic Co. steamship "Jutlandia",
Bangkok to London, arrived London 28 Aug. 1927, 1st class
passengers (5) included Erskine Raymond, aged 57,
occupation planter, proposed UK address - c/- The
Merchatile Bank, Gracechurch Street, London, last
permanent residence Siam, intended country of
Feb. 2011 emails from Simon Crookenden advising his late mother's
date of birth and that influenza (the Spanish flue) was the
cause of death of his grandmother Ruby Edith Dewing née
Boulderson, and that her daughters Patricia D. and Jean Phyllis
(both deceased) married and the number of their children.
Mbaraki Cemetery Transcriptions
Cheltenham College Register 1841-1889
, (London, Geo.
Bell & Sons). p. 131 - Entered Easter 1853 - Boulderson, John
son of Major John Carne Boulderson, Madras Army ; born
8th April, 1838. - Queen's M. Newick House
December, 1855. Ensign, 71st Highlanders, 1856 ;
Lieutenant, 1859 ; Captain 1875 ; Major, Argyll and
Sutherland Highlanders, 1881 ; Lieut.-Colonel (Retired),
1882. Served with the 71st Highlanders in the Indian
Mutiny Campaign in 1858, and was present at the battle
of Kotakesderai, recapture of Gwalior, and operations
against Burgore and Dowiut Sing (Medal with clasp).
Served also throughout the camphaign against Hill Tribes
on the North-West Frontier of India in 1863 (Medal with
clasp). Served with the 91st Highlanders in the Zulu War
in 1879, and was present at the action of Gingindhlovu
and relief of Ekowe (Medal with clasp).
p. 132 Entered August 1853 -
Boulderson, William Patrick Oliphant
, son of Major
John Carne Boulderson, 35th Madras Native Infantry; born
18th January, 1840. Ensign, 41st Foot, 1860, transferred
to 2nd Foot, 1867; joined Madras Staff Corps, 1870;
Brevet-Captain, 1872 ; Captain, 1874 ; Major, 1880 ;
Lieut.-Colonel (Retired), 1885. Served in the Afgan War
in 1880 (Medal).
College attendees and first cousins
of the above were:- p. 187 - Groube, Edward Montagu
, son of Major
George Bromley Boulderson
Groube, 5th Madras Light Cavalry,
Secunderabad; born 13th July, 1846. p. 172 - Groube,
, son of Major George Bromley Boulderson
5th Madras Light Cavalry, Bellary, East Indies ; born 1st
October, 1843. - India Direct. Boyce.
. Left 1860.
... Lieut.-Colonel (Retired) 1882. ... Served in the
Afgan War in 1879-80, and took part in the defence of
GRO Death Index - Jun Qtr 1890 Boulderson, William P. O.
age 50, reg. Paddington (V.1a, p.30) & Dec Qtr 1925 Boulderson,
, age 87, reg. Portsmouth (V.2b, p. 700).
In respect of the 91st Highlanders - an article at
http://www.anglozuluwar.com/content/files/ on units, their
officers, postings etc. in the Anglo Zulu War of 1879
recounted Captain Boulderson served with the regt. during
the war, being present at the battle of Gingindlovu, and the
advance of Crealock’s Div. to Port Durnford and he was present
at the relief of Eshowe (Ed. aka Ekowe).
Nigel Gilbert/John Combe, "Building Report The Black Horse Hotel,
Mill Street, Kidderminster, 7 Feb 2010".
April 2011 email advice from Jonathan Moffatt - Malayan
Volunteers Group (http://www.malayanvolunteersgroup.org.uk/)
"in 1941 he was working in the War Tax Dept in either
Kuala Lumpur or Singapore and was interned by the Japanese
1942-1945 in Changi Gaol, Singapore then Sime Road Camp.
Given his age, it is pretty remarkable he survived.
Obviously a determined man!"
, Sat, 16 Apr 1977 - Obituary
- Mr John
Raymond. Mr. John Raymond the critic and author, died
on Thursday at the age of 53. The son of well-known
West End actor and actress, Cyril Raymond and Iris Hoey,
he was born on December 4, 1923, and was educated at
Westminster School. He saw service in the second
World War in the Royal Artillery and the Intelligence
Corps and soon after demobilization joined the staff
of the Daily Graphic
. He came to The Times
in the autumn of 1949 ... He later moved briefly
to the Imperial and Foreign department of the paper
and in 1952 left to take up the post of assistant
literary editor under Janet Adam Smith on the
New Statesman and Nation
... After he left the
he contributed reviews and feature
articles for some years in The Sunday Times
Latterly he had begun to write occasional pieces for
the New Statesman
, revealing once more his skill
at turning out the reflective and discursive literary
article which could both stimulate and please the
reader. ... in 1968 he wrote Simenon in Court
a scholarly and affectionate dissertation with many
good gleanings and delicious insights into the Belgian
Photo of grave in Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol, provided
courtesy of Keith W Jones and 2011 email advices from same.
Probate Index - death date 18 Sep 1906, probate dated
30 Nov 1906 granted to Rose Lillian (sic) Raymond widow
and Frank Raymond club-proprietor. Effects valuation
18 Sep 1922 - "Miss Iris Hoey, the actress,
was married yesterday at a Bristol register office to Mr
Cyril Raymond, of Bristol, an actor. Mr Raymond's mother
is the manageress of the Grand Hotel, Bristol.
As given on the web page URL 2011:
"Today's Arrangements" column of The Times
to 1914 under "Company Meetings" the Grand Hotel Bristol
AGM was listed as to be held at dates in late March.
Postings from Feb. 2011 by Euryale and Keith W Jones to the
britmovie.co.uk web site forums in a "Cyril Raymond" thread -
2011 when URL was:
of 22 March 1973, page 20, obituary read: -
"MR CYRIL RAYMOND
, MBE (Mil) the actor, who has died
had for long been the answer to a casting director's prayer,
where parts of a certain type and weight were concerned, when
illness enforced his premature retirement some years ago.
Raymond was a promising pupil at
(Tree's) Academy of Dramatic Art, and as Little Billee in
he supported Tree as Svengali in 1915, later
appearing as a juvenile in plays by Louis N. Parker, Edward
Knoblock and Harold Brighouse. He was leading man to his first
wife, Miss Iris Hoey; he played several parts in the West End
under direction of Basil Dean; and in 1935 he found what might
be called his vocation, in contributing balanced, controlled,
humorous pieces of acting as foils to more flamboyant
performances by highly accomplished leading ladies. Audiences
came to appreciate him as the better half, if not invariably
the spouse, of Sybil Thorndike in Short Story
, of Ruth
Chatterton in a revival of The Constant Wife
, of Celia
Johnson in the film olf Noel Coward's Brief Encounter
of Gertrude Lawrence in September Tide
, of Edith Evans
in Waters of the Moon
and of Yvonne Arnaud in
. In the 1960's he was seen in
plays by writers of the younger generation: Nigel Dennis,
Giles Cooper, John Osborne. It is pleasant to think that his
acting as a kindly husband quitely doing a crossword, while,
as he surmises, his wife wrestles with her love for another
man, is preserved on celluloid in the film version of Coward's
Raymond served in the RAF,
from 1939 to 1945. By his first marriage, which was dissolved,
he was the father of Mr John Raymond, the writer. He married
secondly the actress Miss Gillian Lind."
An obituary in the Theatre Review
summarised his stage career as: - "In 1915 he played William Bagot
in Trilby with Tree at Finsbury Park Empire. He was what is known
in the profession as a useful actor, responsive to the director's
demands and capable of creating individual characterizations
from the flimsiest of scripts. He had a unique stage personality.
Among the many successes in which he appeared were There's
Always Juliet, The Shining Hour, Short Story, The Constant Wife,
Tony Draws a Horse, Under the Counter, September Tide, Waters
of the Moon, Aunt Edwina, Signpost to Murder, and Inadmissible
Ancestry.com online database - in 2011 titled: London,
England, Births And Baptisms, 1813-1906
- Wednesday 28 March 1894 ---
Live and Dead Stock - at Meadow Bank Farm, near St. John's
College. The undersigned have received instructions from
Colonel Creagh, who is retiring from the milk business,
to sell, at Meadow Bank Farm, without reserve. - The whole
of his live and dead stock consisting of: 50 cows in full
milk and in calf, 25 young cattle, 2 bulls, 2 hordes, dray,
spring cart, etc. 2 stacks of meadow hay, about 30 tons
Alexandra Milk Separating Machine, new Dairy Utensils, Farm
implements etc. etc. Luncheon provided - Hunter & Nolan.
19 July 1902,
Page 8 - AUCTIONS
- Friday 1st August 1902 at
12 noon sharp - Ellerslie Family Residence - 12 rooms and
offices and 15 acres volcanic land - For Imperitive Sale!
Under instructions from Mrs. Colonel Creagh, who is leaving
for South Africa to join Colonel Creagh, he having accepted
a permanent appointment there, Mr J. Thornes will sell by
auction at his Land Sale Rooms, 91, Queen-street,
THAT MOST DESIRABLE AND WELL-BUILT FAMILY RESIDENCE
now in occupation of Mrs Colonel Creagh, comprising 12 rooms,
besides bathroom, linen press, dairy, laundry, and other
offices; also stabling, cowbails, workshop, buggyhouse,
and every requiste outbuilding. The water supply is never-failing,
concrete cistern of 20,000 gallons, doubly filtered;
drainage of the very best; patent W.C.'s; force pump, and
every modern convieience. The grounds are nearly 15 acres
in extent, and comprise lawn, garden, orchard of choice trees,
and paddocks very rich in feed and nearly clear of stone;
about three-quarters of a mile from Ellerslie Station, and
'buses pass the door; splendid train service, 16 trains
each way per day; cheap prices; loverly views from veranda
and balcony on two sides of house and from flat roof.
Remember - this property must be absolutely sold. The
instructions are imperative. J. Thornes 91 Queen Street N.B.
- The Furniture, etc. can also be secured by the Purchaser
at a cheap price.
(Melbourne) 30 Jan 1901. ED. NOTE:
1901 applications to serve in the Scottish Horse as recorded
by Victorian Dept. of Defence, and are held in Canberra in
five alphabetically arranged boxes. They contain signed pledges
to accept imperial discipline and make no claims on the
Victorian Government and the only personal information
recorded on the applications is the applicant's marital
status (A6394, NN).
Prentice Family Genealogy - URL in 2011 was:
The London Gazette
28 Jan 1862. 42nd Foot, Ensign
Andrew Michael Creagh to be Instructor of Musketry, vice
Lieutenant E. A. Elgin, deceased. Dated 20th December, 1861.
The Edinburgh Gazette
7 Mar 1865.
42d Foot—Ensign Andrew Michael Creagh to be Lieutenant,
by purchase, vice Henry Jennings Bramly, who retires.
Dated 3d March 1865. Samuel George Hulse, gent, to be
Ensign, by purchase, vice Creagh. Dated 3d March 1865.
The London Gazette
June 1873. 42nd Foot, Lieutenant Andrew Michael Creagh to
be Captain, vice J. Wilson, retired.
The London Gazette
21 Nov 1884. The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), Major Andrew
Michael Creagh retires on retired pay, with the honorary
rank of 'Lieutenant-Colonel'. Dated 22nd November, 1884.
The London Gazette
10 Mar 1885.
Captain George Fenton, the Duke of Cambridge's Own
(Middlesex Regiment), to be a Deputy Assistant-Adjutant and
Quartermaster-General, vice Major Andrew Michael Creagh, the
Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), placed on the Retired List.
Dated 25th February, 1885.
Malta Family History - http://website.lineone.net/~remosliema/regiments2.htm -
the 42nd Royal Highland Regiment arrived at Malta from Portsmouth
and Queenstown on 27th Nov 1874 on board the Himalaya
An index of Baptisms by Army chaplains there 1800 to 1900
listed - CREAGH, Edith Raymond 1877 (42nd Regiment).
30 June 1902 - - The Marqis of Tullibardine,
who raised a corps of mounted troops, known as the Scottish
Horse, during the war, is now engaged in forming a corps of
Scottish volunteers in Johannesburg. The War Office are
providing their horses and equipment.
E. F. Knight, South Africa after the war : a narrative of
, (Longmans, Green, and Co., 1903),
pp. 205-208. In 2011 the URL of the Anglo-Boer
War Scottish Horse regiment nominal roll, as transcribed
by Dr. Stephen Skinner, was:
Other reference sources for the
Scottish Horse are: Major G. Tylden, The armed forces
of South Africa 1659-1954 : with an appendix on the commandos
under the heading "Scottish Horse 1901-1907". This indexed
book is held in Australia only by the War Memorial Library,
State Library of Victoria and Uni. of Western Australia
library. It has not been sighted by compiler. It is said
to contain a potted history of the war-time South African
Scottish Horse regiment and same named post Anglo-Boer
war successor - the June 1902 formed in the Transvaal,
Scottish Horse Volunteer Corps.
John E. Price, Southern Cross
Scots : the Australian and New Zealand participation in the
Marquis of Tullibardine's Scottish Horse during the South
African War of 1899-1902
. Book held by nine libraries
in Australia of which 4 are in the ACT and 4 in Victoria.
It is apparently not indexed.
The War Memorial catalogue lists a
boxed holding of papers of Captain A. C. Murray of Victoria,
that include a scrapbook containing photographs taken during
operations of the Scottish Horse, letters from the Marquis
of Tullibardine, and a nominal roll of the Scottish Horse
enroute to London. The main catalogue of the National Library
of South Africa lists as held at Cape Town in the Pictures
Collection an undated photograph on glass of the Scottish
Horse led by a pipe band marching into Cape Town from the
camp when departing for the front (Record No. b1323245)
Entry on Scottish Horse medal roll advised Sep. 2011 by
Meurig Jones, ABWMV Research Services, and, The Register of
the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 at www.casus-belli.co.uk.
Main catalogue The National Library of South Africa at
UK National Archives, WO 76/423/9 Records of Officers Services -
born 2 October 1842, Bombay, India.
New Zealand Herald
of 11 October 1910 (also Auckland Star
and Ormaru Mail
): "The many friends of Lieut.-Colonel
will regret to hear of his death at Krugersdorf, Transvaal,
on 3 August at the age of 67. Colonel Creagh after retiring after
long and distinquished service in the "Black Watch" (late 42nd
Highlanders), including active service in Ashantee, West Coast
of Africa, came to New Zealand, but on the outbreak of the
Boer war, he enrolled and took over the Australian contingent of
Scottish Horse. After seeing the war to a close, he was engaged on
administrative work in connection with the retirement of the
Briitish forces. Col. Creagh was the yougest son of Lieut.-General
Creagh. He is survived by his widow, two sons and a daughter, at
present in Auckland.
Left photo - portion of a photo from 'The Veldt' (Vol 2, #4 - April 1901)
of 21 officers of the Victorian contingent of 2nd Scottish Horse regiment
captioned "Officers of the Australian Regiment of Scottish Horse"
taken at Green Point Camp prior to the departure from Cape Town
for the front on 20 March 1901. Digital copy of the full photograph
from an original issue of the news magazine provided courtesy of
Geoff Kerton of Melbourne, Australia. Right photo from a mounted
original held by the National Library of South Africa, Cape Town
in its Cape Town Pitures Collection - inscribed "Major Creagh Sc. H.".
Copy provided courtesy of the Library.
The Morning Post
(London) 5 Aug 1875 - DEATHS
- On the 1st inst., at his residence, St. Stephen's-road, Westbourne-park,
Lieutenant General James Creagh
, colonel 34th Regiment.
Note: according to the 1871 and 1881 census the residence was at #16
St. Stephen's Road.
- 4th August 1875,
page 5. - NAVAL AND MILITARY INTELLIGENCE
Coloneley of the 34th (Cumberland) Regiment is vacant by the
death, on Sunday last, of Lieut.-Gen James Creagh
. The General
obtained his first commission as an Ensign on the 1st January 1810,
and formerely served in the 86th (Royal County Down) Regiment.
He obtained the rank of lieutenant on the 4th March, 1812 ; captain,
17 April, 1825 ; major, June 28, 1838; lieut.-colonel, November
11, 1851 ; colonel, November 28, 1854 ; major-general, August 26,
1865 ; and lieut.-general, January 25, 1874. He was appointed
colonel of the 34th regiment in October last year.
The official death registration
of Lieut.-General James Creagh gave his age as 82 calculating
to a 1793 birth year. According to the above quoted military
obituary he was initially promoted from the officer rank of
Ensign in the 86th (Royal County Down) Regiment of Foot
on 1 Jan 1810 suggesting the 82 years at death given in the death
registration was likely correct contradicting by 4 years the 64 given
at the 1861 census and 74 at the 1871 census.
Proof of whether
James was Andrew's father could be ascertained from his
father's name and occupation in the 1874 official marriage
registration record. The linked to 1874 "High Court case", in
the above section on Edith's brother Dudley Raymond at
which Edith who only that year had married Andrew was
a party, described her in error as - "now the wife of James
Creagh". Seemingly the error was to name her father-in-law
as her husband instead of his son Andrew! Likely the names
of James' surviving children, in addition to a daughter Maria
who was listed in the 16 St. Stephen's Road household at
the 1871 and 1881 census, could be ascertained from his
probated will. Most likely Andrew's elder brother was named
James. According to the 1871 census then Maj.-General
James Creagh and wife Maria (1805-1886) were both born
in Ireland. His household at that census included a daughter
Maria born in 1841 in Ireland who at the 1881 and 1891
census was still unmarried and thereafter not noted in the
census or in death or marriage indexes, and a ca. 1842 born
in Canada daughter-in-law Annie G. The UK National
Archives holds a document of potential Creagh family
interest dated 1882 titled - "FOREIGN OFFICE: General
Creagh's widow's case for a civil list pension" (record T 1/14056).
The 86th regiment went to
Ireland in 1837. In April 1842 It left Ireland from Cork and
by August 1842 at the latest was in Bombay where Andrew
Michael was born on 2 October. However its commander from
1832, when the regiment was stationed in the West Indies,
Lieut.-Colonel Sir Michael Creagh K. H. who was knighted
in 1832 did not take the regiment to India in 1842 where
the regiment remained until 1859 as on 7 January 1842 he
exchanged positions with Lieut.-Colonel Derinzy of the 11th
Regiment of Foot who was in command when the 86th
arrived in Bombay. After its return to England in August 1859
it remained there for only about a year before in Sept. 1860
going to Ireland where it was stationed until October 1864
when it went to Gibraltar. In 1810 when James Creagh
(later Lieut.-General) was prompted to Ensign, the 22 years
later commander of the regiment Sir Michael Creagh was
a Lieutenant in the regiment who according to the Asiatic
Annual Register for 1810/11 was that year "dangerously
wounded" in Bengal. As he did not marry until 1823 he was
not the father of Lieut.- General James Creagh but may
have been a relative. His 1860 newpaper death notice
stated he was then a Major-General and the Colonel of
the 73rd Regiment and the son of the late John Creagh
of Limerick, Ireland.