Capt. Capt. Hugh MALLET

Capt. Capt. Hugh MALLET

Male 1827 - 1881  (53 years)

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  • Name Capt. Hugh MALLET 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born 22 Apr 1827  Ash, Iddesleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 6 Jun 1841  East Budleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • It isn't clear from the census record why Hugh was in East Budleigh, but it seems likely that he was attending some sort of school there. His occupation is given as "Ind" (Independent means), but many others on the page were "FS" or "MS" — "Female Scholar" or "Male Scholar".
    Residence Abt 1850  Ash House, Iddesleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ash House c 1850
    Ash House c 1850
    This is a painting of Ash House thought to be done by Caroline Mallet, who was born there in 1828. It isn't known when it was painted, but somewhere around 1850 seems likely.

    Photo courtesy Dave Dingley.
    Occupation Bef 31 Mar 1851  Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    "Army" 
    Census 31 Mar 1851  10 Bury Street, St James, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Hugh was a boarder in the household of Charles Pearce. His occupation was given as "Army".
    Occupation 20 Aug 1854  Ash House, Iddesleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Esquire. 
    Occupation Bef 8 Apr 1861  Kensington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    "In the Foreign Office" 
    Census 8 Apr 1861  18 Pembroke Road, Kensington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Photo Abt 1875 
    Hugh Mallet and Daughter Florence
    Hugh Mallet and Daughter Florence
    Photo probably taken about 1875.
    SW Group
    Residence Abt 1879  Ash House, Iddesleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ash House c. 1879
    Ash House c. 1879
    This image of Ash House is from a watercolour produced about 1879, when the Ash estate was put up for sale. It ceased to be the property of the Mallet family around this time.

    Photograph of a lithograph of an original watercolour. Photo taken by Bob Mallett.
    Ash Estate c. 1879
    Ash Estate c. 1879
    This map shows the extent of the Ash estate c. 1879 when it was put up for sale by the Mallet family.

    Photograph of a lithograph of an original watercolour. Photo taken by Bob Mallett.
    View from Ash House c. 1879
    View from Ash House c. 1879
    This was part of a set of three watercolours produced to advertise the Ash Estate when the Mallet family put it up for sale circa 1879. This is the view looking south from the front of the mansion, toward Dartmoor.
    Died 1881  Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    • Hugh left Buenos Aires in March (uncertain) 1881 in very poor health, came back to England and died very soon afterward. According to Hugh's 1881 diary, he was aware of his poor health and expected to die before the end of the year. He had Tuberculosis (TB), and it seems he went to Tunbridge Wells as soon as he landed in England 'to take the waters'. Tunbridge Wells is a 'Watering Place'; in other words a place where sick folk went in the hope of a 'health cure' through taking the beneficial waters.
    Person ID I6893  Southwest
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2021 

    Father Capt. Capt. Hugh MALLET, Esq.,   b. 10 Feb 1788, Ash, Iddesleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Feb 1865, Ash, Iddesleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Caroline COVENTRY,   b. Abt 1790, Petworth, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Nov 1875, St Thomas, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Married 24 Jun 1824  St James Church, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2441  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Georgina BATHURST,   b. Abt 1829, North Creake, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1912, Far Forest Vicarage, Bewdley, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married Abt Aug 1853  Bath, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Hugh Mallet Wedding
    Hugh Mallet Wedding
    From an original watercolour. There is a companion watercolour of Georgina Bathurst in what appears to be a wedding dress. These were undoubtedly painted on the occasion of their wedding, c. 1853.

    Image courtesy Dave Dingley.
    Georgina Bathurst Wedding
    Georgina Bathurst Wedding
    From an original watercolour. There is a companion watercolour of Hugh Mallet in full military regalia. These were undoubtedly done on the occasion of their wedding, c. 1853.

    Image courtesy Dave Dingley.
    Children 
     1. Eva Georgina MALLET,   b. Bef 20 Aug 1854, Bath, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941, Cordoba, Argentina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 86 years)
     2. Hugh Montague Henry MALLET,   b. 15 Jul 1855, 9 Camden Place, Bath, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1944, British Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Argentina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     3. Georgiana Mary MALLET,   b. 1856, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Greville William MALLET,   b. 1858, Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1923, Middleburg, Transvaal, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     5. Sir Sir Claude Coventry MALLET,   b. 20 Apr 1860, 4 Scarsdale Villas, Kensington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1941, Bolehyde Manor, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     6. Adela Charlotte Laura MALLET,   b. Abt Aug 1862, Kensington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1913, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
     7. Basil MALLET,   b. Est 1864,   d. 1941, Cordoba, Argentina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     8. Cecil Constantine MALLET,   b. 16 Apr 1869, Constantia, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Jun 1941, Bath, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     9. Ethel Florence MALLET,   b. 1872, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947, Far Forest, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     10. Percy G MALLET,   b. 1874, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1903, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
    Family ID F2160  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Apr 1827 - Ash, Iddesleigh, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 6 Jun 1841 - East Budleigh, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - "Army" - Bef 31 Mar 1851 - Westminster, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 31 Mar 1851 - 10 Bury Street, St James, Westminster, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt Aug 1853 - Bath, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - "In the Foreign Office" - Bef 8 Apr 1861 - Kensington, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 8 Apr 1861 - 18 Pembroke Road, Kensington, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1881 - Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Hugh Mallet c. 1860
    Hugh Mallet c. 1860
    His age at the time this was taken is unknown, but he looks to be a young man, perhaps in his 30's.

    Photo restoration courtesy Dave Dingley.
    Hugh Mallet c. 1870
    Hugh Mallet c. 1870
    His age at tht time the photo was taken is unknown, but he appears middle aged, perhaps in his 40's.

    Photo restoration courtesy Dave Dingley.
    Hugh Mallet as a Young Man
    Hugh Mallet as a Young Man
    Photo probably taken about 1865.
    Hugh Mallet in Buenos Aires
    Hugh Mallet in Buenos Aires
    Photo probably taken about 1865.
    A View Near Capetown
    A View Near Capetown
    Painted by Capt. Hugh Mallet of Ash, Iddesleigh, Devon, about 1866. Probably False Bay and the Cape of Good Hope and Bollard Mountains.

    Image courtesy Christabel Panter.
    Constantia, South Africa
    Constantia, South Africa
    Painted by Capt. Hugh Mallet of Ash, Iddesleigh, Devon, about 1866. This is the house where Hugh and Georgina lived, and where two of their children were born.

    Image courtesy Christabel Panter.
    Milk River Baths, Jamaica
    Milk River Baths, Jamaica
    Painted by Capt. Hugh Mallet of Ash, Iddesleigh, Devon, about 1878.

    Image courtesy Christabel Panter.
    Jamaica
    Jamaica
    Painted by Capt. Hugh Mallet of Ash, Iddesleigh, Devon, about 1878.

    Image courtesy Christabel Panter.
    A View of Carthagena Harbour, 'from the walls'
    A View of Carthagena Harbour, "from the walls"
    Painted by Capt. Hugh Mallet of Ash, Iddesleigh, Devon, about 1873.

    Image courtesy Christabel Panter.
    Constantia, South Africa c. 1872
    Constantia, South Africa c. 1872
    On the back of this water-colour picture is written in the handwriting of Georgina Mallet (nee Bathurst) -

    'View from the house of Hugh Mallet Esquire
    at Little Constantia, Cape of Good Hope
    (South Africa) & painted by him.'

    Image courtesy Christabel Panter.
    British Consulate, Carthagena, Columbia c. 1878
    British Consulate, Carthagena, Columbia c. 1878
    Watercolour by Hugh Mallet. A '+' mark beside the second story window on the right side of the tallest portion of the building indicates Hugh's bedroom.

    Image courtey Christabel Panter.
    Carthagena, Columbia c. 1878
    Carthagena, Columbia c. 1878
    Photo courtesy Christabel Panter.
    Carthagena, Columbia c. 1878
    Carthagena, Columbia c. 1878
    Photo courtesy Christabel Panter.
    Carthagena, Columbia c. 1878
    Carthagena, Columbia c. 1878
    Photo courtesy Christabel Panter.
    Carthagena, Columbia c. 1878
    Carthagena, Columbia c. 1878
    Photo courtesy Christabel Panter.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1863] UKC, 1841, Mallet, Hugh, Y, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO)), 1863.

    2. [S1862] UKC, 1851, Mallet, Hugh Y, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO)), 1862.

    3. [S3470] e-mail Barker, Nigel 171120, Nigel Barker, (UK, Nov 20, 2017), M18S1406.

    4. [S1857] UKC, 1861, Mallet, Hugh Y, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO)), 1857.

    5. [S1785] Family History, Lady Mallet, Mallet, Lady Matilde, (July 13, 1933), M10CC951S141., p. 16.

    6. [S1854] Death, Mallet, Hugh, (Office of National Statistics of the UK (ONS): General Register Office (GRO)), 1854.

    7. [S1903] e-mail, Panter, Christabel, Panter, Christabel, (Ledbury, Herefordshire, UK), M10H947S526.

    8. [S1874] Marriage, Mallet-Bathurst, (Office of National Statistics of the UK (ONS): General Register Office (GRO)), 1874.