Richard Thomas Welbank

Male 1801 - 1855  (54 years)


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  • Name Richard Thomas Welbank 
    Born 1801  St Vincent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 6 Jan 1801  KIngstown, St Vincent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Note 1824 
    Richard was in East India Company Army 1824-34.  
    Note 6 Jan 1824 
    Petition to join the East India Madras Infantry, recommended by Sir Robert "Floating Bob" Preston and with an extract from the birth records of Kingstown, St Vincent detailing his birth and verified by Richard Welbank, his uncle.

    This confirms that he was born in St Vincent to Christopher Welbank, and christened Richard Thomas although his father's Will names him Thomas Richard. 
    Occupation 1826  Madras, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Richard Thomas Welbank recorded as member of the Madras Army:
    14 May 1824 Cadet, 7 Jul 1826 Lieutenant,
    Appointed Deputy Judge and advocate general 1830.
    Resigned 21 Feb 1834 in England. 
    Note 1827 
    Richard was a passenger aboard the ship Sarah, Bombay to London 1827 
    Note 1828 
    Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette Somerset, England 3 Jul 1828
    Richard Thomas Welbank, esq; of the Madras Infantry, to Margaret Sophia, eldest daughter of John Lee Allen, esq; of Errol Park, in the county of Perth, and 10, Laura-place, Bath. After the ceremony the happy couple set off on a tour to the Lakes;  
    Note 14 Jun 1832  Cheltenham Chronicle Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mr R T Welbank listed arriving in Cheltenham. 
    Occupation 20 Apr 1834  Atlas, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Request for extension of furlough from Lieut. R T Welbank, not long before resigning. 
    Died 14 Jun 1855  Pau, Pyrenees Atlantiques, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In 1856 his first wife's father applied for the return of £5000 he had put in trust for the couple and their children. (Morning Chronicle, 25 Feb 1856).
    • Etat-civil - Archives de Pau

      "lesquels nous ont declare que Monsieur Richard Thomas Welbank, Capitaine au service de la Compagnie de l'Inde, age de quarante neuf ans, ne a Patras, demeurans a Pau, epoux de Madame Hermine Siebec, rentiere, eu decede aujourd'hui a neuf heures du matin dans la maison Tommes rue Maria, et ont les declarans Signe avec nous le present acte apres lecture faite."

      Some of the details are not quite right. It says he was 49, born in Patras, and was a Captain in the East India Company (not a Lieutentant). Nevertheless there are no other men called Welbank in their records, and his father-in-law sought to recover the money settled on his first wife soon after this death.
    Note 4 Sep 1856  Morning Herald Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lost - a bank post-bill for £19 2s, date 16 June, 1856 - This Bill was remitted under cover to Madame Welbank, Biarrits, Basses Pyrenees, France, on the 17th of June last, and has never been received by that Lady. ...... Messrs Williamson, Hill and Williamson, who remitted the same .... reward of ONE POUND 
    Person ID I674  Welbank1
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2022 

    Father Christopher Welbank, St Vincent,   b. 1761, Aldborough, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1826, Kingstown, St Vincent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Mary Baptiste 
    Family ID F237  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret Sophia Allen,   b. 13 Sep 1806, Errol, Perth, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1831, Cannanore, India Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years) 
    Married 1 Jul 1828  Bathwick St Mary,Somerset, England. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Type: Licence 
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2012 
    Family ID F231  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hermine Sieber,   b. 9 May 1818, Vienna Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 15 Jan 1838  St Stephen, Innere Stadt, Vienna, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Age 34
      Birth date about 1804
      Brth place London
      Father Christoph Welbank
      Mother Maria N
      Spouse Hermine Sieber
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F391  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S3053] Alphabetical list of the officers of the Madras army, (Longman in London) (Reliability: 3).