The Hallowes Genealogy - Page 1

JOHN HALLOWES (1729-1817)

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1) Compiler's Introduction
2) The Origins of the Hallowes Family of Derbyshire.
3) The Life of John Hallowes.
4) John Hallowes' first marriage.
5) The Life of his second wife Martha Louisa Fatio
6) Martha Fatio's first Husband, George Bruere.
7) The Children of John and Martha Louisa Hallowes
8) The ancestors of John Hallowes.
9) The ancestors of Martha Louisa Fatio.
10) The Plantagenet Descent of the Hallowes Family.
11) Other Hallowes Families.
12) Documentation.

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Compiler's Introduction

   The purpose of the set of Web pages of which this is the first is to chart all the descendants of John Hallowes of Glapwell and his second wife, Martha Louisa Fatio. From them descend, so far as is known, every bearer of the Hallowes name now living. The Genealogy is intended to contain full details of the female lines as well. The material here presented is based on the voluminous researches of the late Dr. Lorton Alexander Wilson, of the Compiler's own collections, and on contributions from other descendants in the same line. It is to be hoped that anyone accessing these pages who discovers that they have material knowledge which should be added to the Genealogy will E-mail the compiler as soon as possible so that it can be inserted.. All material sent in this way will be acknowledged in the Documentation section, but the Compiler will naturally retain the right to abridge or paraphrase where necessary.
   No attempt at present is being made to chart out any descendants from John Hallowes' first marriage, of which very little is known; and for simplicity's sake children dying young will be listed within their parents' entry but will not be given detailed entries of their own unless there are special circumstances.
   In each of the generations after that of John and Martha ("The Progenitors"), the persons listed are allocated a logically derived alphabetical identification. The first generation of descent are A,B,C and so on, in order of their birth. In the next generation the children of A will be identified as AA,AB, and so on, the children of B as BA, BB. First spouses from outside the family are identified as BA/1, subsequent ones as BA/2 etc; but after a marriage between cousins, the wife will keep her original identifier, and the spousal identifier she would otherwise have taken will not be used. Thus each person throughout the entire file has their own unique alphabetic code label. This, within square brackets ("[]") is also their HTML link name.

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The Origins of the Hallowes Family of Derbyshire

   The Hallowes Family can be traced back to yeoman origins in Derbyshire in the 16th. Century. 'Hallowes' is the name of a part of the town of Dronfield. There used to be a Hallowes Farm there, where now is the Hallowes Golf Course. In 1885 a contributor to 'Notes and Queries' wrote:
'An Old House on the top of a hill in Dronfield has this name (Hallows). It is generally called 'The Hallows', or, in the dialect, 't'allus'. It appears in old deeds whose dates I do not know, as HALEGHYS, HALLEHES, and HALEHES. It seems to mean 'Holy House' but I know of no reason why such a name should be given to the place.'
   Unusually for an English family, every known bearer of the name has one common ancestor who died less than two hundred years ago. The Hallowes had never been prolific, and in the last quarter of the 18th Century they were approaching extinction. Thomas Hallowes (1684-1740) of Glapwell Hall, near Glossop, had five sons, three of whom left no male heirs while the last surviving son of the fourth died unmarried in 1868; and all junior branches of the family had long since withered away. Their final disappearance was only averted when Thomas's fifth and last son, John Hallowes, towards the end of his long, honourable but quite undistinguished military career married at the age of fifty-eight an almost penniless Italian-Swiss-American widow young enough to have been his daughter; and the descendants of their seven sons, all of whom fathered large families, are now spread all over the world, the largest concentrations being found in Derbyshire (still), North America and Australia.


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The Life of John Hallowes

   JOHN HALLOWES was born at Glapwell Hall of the 22nd. May 1729, the fifth and youngest son of Thomas Hallowes, Squire of Glapwell, Dethick and Muggington, all in Derbyshire, and of his wife Lady Catherine, daughter of Chambré Brabazon, 5th. Earl of Meath in the Irish Peerage, through whom the family has since enjoyed a descent from the Plantagenet Kings of England.
    He first entered the army at the age of 24 as an Ensign in the 29th. Regiment of Foot, at that time also known as Boscawen's Regiment, his commission being dated 10th. March 1753. His brother Chambré was already serving in the same regiment. On the 16th. February 1756 he was promoted to Lieutenant. This was a conventional start to a military career, which now however took a disastrous turn.
    1756 had also marked the start of The Seven Years War, in which Britain was allied with Prussia against France, Austria, Russia and (later) Spain. On 26th. November 1761, during the most critical period of the war, Lt.-Col. Robert D.H. Elphinstone of the 1st. Foot (now the Grenadier Guards) was one of four Colonels or Lieutenant-Colonels who petitioned the Crown to be allowed to raise new Foot Regiments in Ireland at their own expense, this to be defrayed by the proceeds of the sale of their commissions in their present regiments. The petition was granted (26/12/1761) and his new regiment became the 120th. Foot. It had been proposed to call it 'The Queen's Regiment of Irish Volunteers' but in fact it was always called Elphinstone's Regiment. John Hallowes, despite being now the Adjutant of the 29th. (19/5/59), transferred to it with the Regimental and Army rank of Captain as from 13/2/1762 and was appointed Adjutant. But in January of that year the Empress Elizabeth of Russia died, and her successor Peter III immediately took his country out of the war. After another year of fighting in the colonies, Britain signed a peace with France and Spain in February 1763; and all the new regiments were ordered to be disbanded on 30th. March 1763 after a life of at most fifteen months.
   There was of course no place for John Hallowes back in his old regiment, as with the coming of peace the entire military establishment was (as usual) being cut back to the bone as quickly as possible. With all the other officers of the 120th, he was placed on the Irish Half-Pay list. His first wife died in July 1763: and there is absolutely no evidence as to where he went or what he was doing for the next seven years.
   He returned to active service as a Captain in the 56th. Foot (West Kent) with the Regimental rank of Captain dated 25/12/1770, and given command of a Company. Until 1773 he was 'Absent by the King's Leave'; in 1774 he joined the Regiment at Gibraltar, and remained with it for the next 21 years, including the 'Great Siege' of The Rock 1779-83. (This was largely an artillerist's campaign, with few chances for an Infantry Officer to distinguish himself.) With the end of the American Revolutionary War in 1783 the Regiment returned to England. Over the next few years its movements were: 1784 St.Albans, then Glasgow and Aberdeen; 1785 Fort Augustus; 1786 Perth, then Edinburgh Castle (this is the period of his second marriage); 1788 Galway; 1790 Dublin; 1793 Drogheda (cf. the birthplaces of the first four children). On 25th.Aug.1794 he transferred to the 58th. Foot (Rutlandshire) as Lt.Colonel, and resigned from the Army two months later.
   His time with the 58th. was so short that they inscribed his name wrongly on the muster roll for the second half of 1794 (as William Hallowes; but there was no officer of that name in the army at the time). The sole effect of this notional period of command is that he was enabled to retire as a full, not Brevet, Lieutenant Colonel; and there is a strong possibility that it was managed by a job. After he left the 56th., they went off to the West Indies where most of them died of fever; the Regiment had to be broken up and a cadre of Officers and NCOs sent back to England to raise it again from scratch.
   During his career he received the following promotions within the Army Ranks: Major 29/8/1777: Lt. Colonel 19/2/ 1783: Colonel 1/3/1794; but never held a Regimental Appointment higher than Captain until his very short posting to the 58th. Foot. There are strong indications that he enjoyed a measure of interest and protection from the Elphinstone family, as well as (presumably) the Brabazons: Robert Dalrymple Horne Elphinstone, who unwittingly truncated J.H's career by admitting him to his short-lived 120th.Foot, was a Lieutenant-General, and Colonel of the 53rd(Shropshire) Regiment by the year of his second marriage, and his distant kinsman Lord Elphinstone (1737-1791: 11th. Baron, 1784) was nominally in the same garrison as George Bruere; when the latter died,the Elphinstones may well have been responsible for introducing his young widow to J.H., by then in Edinburgh where Lord Elphinstone was Lieutenant-Governor of the Castle. However, the years immediately following his retirement from the army were very lean indeed. He had to put his wife and sons into cheap lodgings in Kinross, Scotland, while he spent as much time as possible in London staying with a brother in law in search of employment, and to allow his only daughter to be adopted by a childless relative. In 1797, however, he secured the appointment of Barrack Master at the small Army Barracks in Ashford, Kent; his finances improved, and the family moved down to Ashford where the last four children were born.
   John Hallowes died in Ashford on the 24th. May 1817. He was intestate, leaving about £200, so Louisa had to apply for the second time in her life to the P.C.C. for Letters of Administration. However by that time her father in distant Florida had died, and her inheritance could be used to launch her three younger sons into the professions.

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John Hallowes' First Marriage

   All that the later generations of Hallowes who supplied information to such publications as Debrett or Burke could tell of John's first wife is that she was 'an unidentified lady by whom he had three daughters.' The only contemporary reference to her is found in the Dublin Gazette for July 12th, 1763:
    'Died in Chequer Lane, Mrs. Hallowes, wife of Capt. Hallowes. She was an affectionate wife, a tender mother and in every station of life an excellent woman.'
   This curious choice of words might perhaps suggest that she was not of her husband's social station at time of their marriage. John is the only Captain Hallowes whose wife she could have been; the only other officer living of that name and rank was his brother Chambré; but he married his first wife in 1747 and she died in 1766.
    Given the extreme rarity of the Hallowes name in any form in Ireland, it is just possible that the following entry from the Marriage Registers of St. Luke's Church, Dublin, may be relevant:
    "Jonathan Hallows and Esther Stones both of St. Luke's married by publication by the Revd. Philip Cooley, 7th. February 1747-8."
    One of the daughters of this marriage was named Ann. She is mentioned as "Ann Smith" in the Will of John's eldest brother Brabazon, signed 13/1/1792, proven 5/6/1798, as one of a succession of conditional legatees of the Glapwell Estates (which eventually descended to the family of her half-brother Francis) and also in the will of another uncle, Chambré, signed 17/10/1774, proven in Dublin 22/3/1775 - which however does not mention her surname. She is therefore almost certainly the same Ann Hallowes who was granted a Prerogative Licence 21/2/1782 marry Wm. Smith Esq., both of Mullingar. The presumption is that the other two daughters died young.
    After his first wife died, it was twenty-four years before J.H. married again.

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The Life of Martha Louisa Fatio.

   MARTHA LOUISA FATIO was born in the City of London on the 1st. of April 1763, and baptised at the Church of St. Katherine Coleman, French Ordinary Court (demolished in 1920; the old churchyard is now a patio in the centre of the Lloyd's complex) on the 24th. April. She was the third child and eldest daughter (excluding those who died young) of Francis Philippe Fatio and his wife Marie, nee Crispel. They had moved to London from his native Switzerland c. 1757; and in 1771 her father shipped the whole family to St. Augustine, Florida, where he established a plantation called New Switzerland and spent the rest of his life.
   Francis had been an officer in a Swiss Regiment of the French Army, and accepted a staff appointment with the British at the start of the American Revolution; so it was as a guest in her father's house, one would suppose, that Martha met her first husband, George Bruere, the second son of George James Bruere, Governor of Bermuda, who she married in 1777 at the age of fourteen.
    G. L'Engle had seen a miniature of her dating from this time, one of the few family treasures to escape the destruction of the New Switzerland house in 1812, and says of her that ..'she, like all of her family....was a linguist, speaking, reading and writing four languages:; She was gay and pleasure loving, affectionate and loyal; having inherited more of the warm southern traits of her mother's native land (Italy) than the more staid, sedate and serious characteristics of her father's birthplace(Switzerland). Her eyes were large, dark and beautiful, her hair dark and curly. The miniature of her reminds one of the Italian beauties of the Court of Louis XIV'. By every account she was utterly devoted to her parents and they to her, but she probably never saw their faces again after her first marriage.
   Martha had no children by her marriage to George Bruere. She was clearly made welcome in the Bruere family and remained in contact with them after she re-married; but there is nothing to show whether she went with George to Bermuda or stayed with his relatives in England. One might speculate that she remained in England to look after her stepchildren. Her only surviving letter in this period, to her mother, was written in 1783 when he had returned to England from Bermuda for the last time.
   She married, secondly, at Shifnal, Shropshire, on the 2nd. October 1787 as his second wife Captain (Brevet Lt.Col.) John Hallowes, 56th. Regiment of Foot: she being then 24 and he 58.
   Martha 'followed the drum' until the Colonel left the army in 1795, during which time her first two sons and only daughter were born; but letters written in that year indicate a quite extraordinary poverty, she had to leave Drogheda where they had been established and go to live in Kinross only because Scotland was cheaper than Ireland; the Colonel was away for months at a time in London looking for employment; and in 1793 she had to allow the Blackwoods of Dublin, childless relatives of her husband, to adopt the two-year old Julianna as she could only afford to bring up the two boys. In 1796 their fortunes took a turn for the better, and they moved to Ashford in Kent where their remaining five sons were born. She was still living in Ashford in 1832, according to Pigot's Directory; but she died four years later at Cleobury Mortimer in Shropshire. She had survived her husband by more than twenty years.

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Martha's First Husband George Bruere.

   George Bruere had been born in 1744. During the Seven Years War he served in the 14th.Foot, went on half-pay in 1763 and accompanied his father to Bermuda in 1764 when the latter became Governor there. He resumed active service as a Lieutenant 4/2/1769 in the 18th.Foot (Royal Irish) in which his elder brother John was already serving. He was in garrison in Philadelphia 1772; at the Battle of Bunker Hill (1775) he was wounded and his brother killed. While convalescing he spent some time in London as Agent for his father following the 'Stolen Gunpowder' Affair. Next year he transferred into the 3rd.Bn.60th.Foot (Royal American) as Captain, joining them at St.Augustine at which time he presumably met and married Louisa, whose brother Francis Philip (2) was in the 4th. Bn. of the same regiment.
    According to G.L'Engle he was already 'a widower with three daughters, whose mother had been a lady of rank and title'; no firm details are known of this marriage, but there is a strong possibility that she was a member of the Moultrie family, who held land in Florida before the Revolution. After the end of the war John Moultrie (1729-1798) who had remained loyal to the Crown, left for England and Aston Hall in Shropshire, which his wife Eleanor, daughter of George Austin, inherited after her brother died without issue. John Moultrie, his sister and his half-sister were witnesses at Martha's second marriage, so it would seem that she was married from their house; and a letter to her father in 1795 indicates that she was still in touch with the Moultrie family.
   In 1779 George was wounded at Beauford, and again returned to England to convalesce. Henry Tucker, a member of the prominent Bermuda family who were in constant opposition to the Brueres (though the Governor's daughter had married into it herself) was in London at the same time and writes to his son George in a letter headed 'London Adelphi Dec. 27th. 1779':
   'Geo. Bruere and his wife are here, he is a Captain, I've not seen him, tho' I am very intimate with his Uncles and with his sister Charlotte who is a fine young lady'.
   In 1780 George was appointed Lieutenant - Governor to his father, but had not returned to the Island before George James died in office (10/9/80). As Acting Governor he continued his father's policy of strict loyalty to the Crown and was soon just as unpopular with the Islanders, many of whom were in sympathy with the Congress. Bruere had hoped to succeed his father, but his hopes were dashed by the Appointment of William Browne, a Loyalist from Salem (Mass.), and he returned to England in 1782 to look after the host of lawsuits with which the colonists had dogged the family. In the Army List of 1786 he appears as Captain of one of the two Independent Companies of Invalids in Fort George, Scotland (a stark contrast to the areas of his previous service) - John Hallowes being then with his regiment at Edinburgh where Lord Elphinstone, nominally C/O of the other Fort George Company,was Lieutenant-Governor of the Castle. Bruere actually signed the Muster Roll at Fort George (PRO WO/12/11601) for the half-year to 24/12/ 1785, having been appointed to the command in the previous period but not yet joined; at the next return he is on leave, and listed as died in the one subsequent.
   Charlotte had meanwhile married Alexander Todd of Alderston, a district of Haddington in East Lothian; and George died at their house on September 2nd, 1786 (The Gentleman's Magazine in reporting this misprints the place name as 'Alderton').. He died intestate leaving less than £100 for which Louisa was granted Letters of Administration.

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The Children of John and Martha Louisa Hallowes.

[A] Francis                                        1788-1869
      [A/1] Mary Haffenden                         1798-1875
[B] Juliana(their only daughter)                   1790-1881
      [B/1] James Pratt                            d.1839
      [B/2] William Booth                          c.1800-1880
[C] John                                           1791-1883
      [C/1] Margaret Ramsey                        d.1868
[D] Thomas                                         1796-1864
      [D/1] Ann Tilbe                              d.1821
      [D/2] Mary Ann Coleman                       1804-1862
[E] Miller                                         1799-1877
      [E/1] Caroline Mary Stites Nichol            c.1814-1900
[F] Price Blackwood                                1801-1882
      [F/1] Charlotte Harriet Bond                 c.1808-1882
[G] William                                        1802-1890
      [G/1] Elizabeth Tooke                        1810-c.1870
[H] Keith Claringbold Hamilton                     1805-1870
      [H/1] Emily Bourne                           c.1810-1899
   The Children of John Hallowes' first marriage are not covered in this survey; and Martha Fatio had no children by her own first marriage.

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The Ancestors of John Hallowes.

HALLOWES, Richard, of Youlgreave, Derbyshire.

   Labourer; buried at Youlgreave 3rd. May 1560. His widow, Agnes Hallowes (or Halowys), was also buried there 27/10/1565; her will, dated 13/10/1565, was proven at Lincoln Consistory Court 24/4/1566. In it she names their sons Richard, Humphrey and Thomas, and her daughter Johane, wife of James Merpull (or Marple). The inventory of her estate valued it at £6/13/8. Thomas moved to Derby, but Humphrey remained in Youlgreave and established a family there (see Other Hallowes Families). The will of their eldest son Richard and the Youlgreave Registers indicate that, though twice married, he died without leaving issue.

HALLOWES, Thomas, of St. Werbergh's, Derby.
   Probably born at Youlgreave; buried at All Saints, Derby, 12/1/1621.
His Will, proven at Litchfield Consistory Court 22/1/1621-2, identifies his sons Nathaniel and Thomas: Daughter Isabel, m. Stephen Sleigh: Sister Joane Marpell: and Cousin John.
HALLOWES, Nathaniel
   Baptised 25/11/1582 at St. Werbergh's, Derby.
Buried at All Saints', Derby, 12/3/1661.
Married 22/12/1619 Elinor (Ellin) Sharwin, widow, at St. Peter's, Nottingham. Her will proved 6/7/1672.
Children: Thomas, bap. All Saints Derby 11/8/1641
Alderman, and M.P. for the Town of Derby in the Short and Long Parliaments. Mayor of Derby 1657-8. A solid Parliament man, his name invariably appears on all Parliamentary Committees dealing with Derbyshire affairs during the Commonwealth. See 'The Long Parliament, 1640-41' (Keeler).

HALLOWES, Samuel(1).
   Married 1) Elizabeth, d. of Nathaniel Jackson of Richmond, York, Clerk, at Ripley 27/5/1658. (Mr. Jackson's will: York Wills 771)
their children:
Samuel bap. 11/9/1659.
Nathaniel, bap. Norton 8/2/1660/1, d. without issue.
John, died young: also a daughter without issue.
Married 2) Anne Danvers, probably the daughter of Joseph D'Anvers of Swithlund, Leics., and his wife Frances. Will 11/7/1717.
their children:
William, bap. Norton 18/8/1674: married, but d. without issue c.1752.
Frances, wife of John Bury of Nottingham: issue, two daughters.
Thomas and Henry, d. as infants at Norton.
Elizabeth, Martha, and two other daughters, all Norton:no issue.
Samuel was admitted to the Inner Temple in November 1648 and was Sheriff for Derbyshire in l674. In 1661 he was induced to renounce the Arms which had been granted to his father under the Commonwealth at the Visitation of that year.
HALLOWES, Samuel (2)
   Baptised 11th. September 1659.
Married Elizabeth Woolhouse, last of her line and Heiress of Glapwell, 7/2/1683.
their children:
Thomas, bap. 25/1/1685
   Sarah, bap. at Sheffield 19/6/1686:d.unmarried: bur. at Bolsover.
   Samuel, bap. 4/12/1687: d.unmarried: bur. at Bolsover
   Elizabeth, bap. 20/1/1688/9: d.unmarried: bur. at Bolsover.
   Mary, bap.22/4/1690: d. unmarried.
   Nathaniel, bap. 6/8/1691: commissioned 6th. July 1721 into Colonel Kirke's Regiment (later the 2nd. Foot) as Ensign to Lt. Colonel John Arnot, and perhaps accompanied him when this officer was made Adjutant-General in Scotland in 1726. His commission was renewed in 1727. When he signed his will, 19/10/1733, he was an Ensign in Brigadier Edmund Fielding's Regiment of Invalides. He had left the army as a Lieutenant by 1740. He never married and was buried at Putney, April 14th. 1751. His will was proven 4/5/1751 at P.C.C., leaving everything to his sister Anna.
   Anna (sometimes Hannah), bap. 22/10/1692: she never married and was bur. at Putney, June 23/6/1770. Her place of residence is given as "London or Westminster".
   Theodosia, bap. 24/5/1694: d.unmarried.
   Timothy, bap. 29/5/1695: d.unmarried: bur. at Bolsover.
   Samuel was admitted to the Inner Temple 24/6/1680. Even at a cursory glance, there is something very odd here: not one of the five daughters of this tolerably well-off family managed to find a husband.
   Squire of Glapwell, Dethick and Muggington
. Born 5th. January 1684 at Sheffield: bap. there by Mr. Jollie, the Presbyterian Minister, 25/1/1685.
Died 26th. March 1740. Buried at Bolsover.
He married Lady Catherine Brabazon, Daughter of Chambré Brabazon 5th. Earl of Meath, (and a descendant of Edward III) 30th. March 1716: she died 19/6/1740 and was buried at Bolsover.
   Brabazon, 1st. son and heir: married 3/1/1742 at Mansfield Woodhouse to Anne, dau. of John Jackson of Clapham,Surrey, who was nephew and heir of Samuel Pepys: but this line failed after the next generation.
   Chaworth, 2nd.son: Rector of Pleasley, Derbys. No issue.
   Chambré, 3rd.son: married 1) Ann, dau. of Sir Edward Pierce of Dublin 25/1/1747; she died in Grafton St., Dublin 6/9/1766. 2) Mabel Rothery, at St.Audoen, Dublin, 3/2/1769. She died at 'Usher's Island' 7/6/1774. There were no surviving issue of either marriage. 29/5/42 Ensign, Col. Richbell's Regt; later Col. Pole's Regt; 12/12/1755 from half-pay to Col. Fitzwilliam's Regt. as Lieut.: 18/12/1756 to 29th. Foot ( Boscawen's Regt.) as Captain. (see Army Lists, Irish State Papers and PRO WO12/4493). Retired 2/8/1769. He died at Pleasley where his brother Chaworth was Rector 1/12/1774. Will dated 17/10/1774 proven at Dublin 22/3/1775. Owner at his death of 'the farm property known as Seizing Park, Mt. Kennedy, Co. Wicklow' which in 1883 is found as part of the estate of his great-nephew Francis (son of the late Squire of Glapwell).
   William, 4th. son. Married Catherine Dodsley. Their elder son Thomas (1771-1861) served in the Derby Militia during the Napoleonic War (Captain, 12/3/1799), became Squire of Glapwell and was Sheriff for Derbyshire in 1817, but died unmarried. Their second son William died in the East Indies. They also had two daughters; Catherine, who married Mr. Coupe; and Ann, who married (1) Thomas. Bilibie, like his brother in law a Captain (25/8/1798) in the Derby Militia; and (2) Mr. Heathcote. Her daughter by her first marriage, Mary Anne Bilibie, married Francis Hall Esq of Park Hall; Thomas left her £5000 in his will and a memoriam to her husband.
   Catherine, b. 1720: mar 1) John Cromwell 2) George Hatfield, Vicar of Doncaster: issue of both marriages: d. 1774, bur. at Doncaster. Her daughter Susannah Hatfield and son Brabazon Cromwell are named in Chambré's will.
   Juliana, b. c.1716; m. (1) The Rev. Mr. Gibson; and before October 1774, (2) John Devaynes, who became Apothecary to the Queen's Household. She died in 1795 aged 79 and was buried (3rd. February) in Putney but her place of residence is given as St. Martin in the Fields.
    John, 5th. and last son. His eldest son Francis was the eventual inheritor of the Glapwell estates, all the male descent of his brothers having failed.
   Frances, m. the Rev. Samuel Abson. Chambré's will names her two children Chambré and George.

Glapwell Hall in the Census, 1841-1861.

All the Census Returns for this period show Thomas Hallowes living at the Hall completely alone, except for servants. No relatives, or unrelated friends, are ever shown visiting.

1841: HO 107/193/14/4. 1851: HO 107/2123. 1861: RG 9/2424/43R.

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The Ancestors of Martha Louisa Fatio.

FATIO, Jacques Petrino, of La Burella in the Province of Montecristesia, in the Val d'Ossola. Died before 1517.
FATIO, Pierre,of Masera in the Val D'Ussola.
   Married before 18/6/1517 to Dominique, daughter of Bertin Fiori of La Rivoria in the Province of Masera. Died before 29/12/1554. Beside
Jean he had another son Antoine, born c.1524.
FATIO, Jean, of Charenne (Chiavenna), Switzerland.
   Born 1530. Married c.1557 Madeleine, daughter of Francois de Negis.
A merchant, he is the first of his family known to have adopted the Reformed Faith, as a result of which he left Italy for Switzerland and settled in The Grisons. In 1558 he was admitted by the Three Leagues of the Grisons to membership of the Bourgeoisie at Vico Soprano: on 2/2/1574 he was made Bourgeois of Chiavenna.
He had thirteen (one source says seventeen) children among who were:Jean-Pierre 5/12/1570: Paul 24/1/1577: Jean 23/8/1581 (all bapt. at Sondrio/Chiavenna). He died 4th. May 1601.

   Born at Charenne, 24/1/1577. Married 1) Madeleine Marguerite Valteline. 2) Sara Amontzi (Hamonichi) Pestalozzi, 27/6/1639. Died at Vevey, c.1657.
Children of the first marriage, mostly born in the Grisons.
1) Jean., c.1605. Married 1) Susanne Amean, 13/1/1630 2) Jeanne Louise Menens, 22/5.1653. Died c. July 1669.
2) Madeleine, c. 1611. Married Jacob Meyer, 14/7/1632.
3) Fatz, 1615. Married Pernette Poncy, 15/4/1638: died 1/1/1640 aged 25.
4) Pierre, c.1617.
5) Camille, c.1619. Married Rolet Rochonnet, 8/2/1649.
6) Catherine, c.1621.
7) Francois, June 1622 at Zurich. Married Marie Franconis, 10/1/1647: died 14/4/1704.
When the Grisons were invaded by the Spaniards 1620-21, he fled with his brothers Jean-Pierre and Jean, with many others of their Faith, to Zurich and refused a Spanish offer to return if they would recant. He left Zurich for Vevey of which town he and his three sons were made Bourgeois in 1641.
FATIO, Pierre.
   Born in the Grisons before 1620: bought to Vevey by his father.
Married i) in 1639: Esther Scanavin, they had nine children.
Married ii) Marie Lallemand, they had ten children. Twelve of these nineteen children are known to have married.
Children of his second marriage, all baptised at Vevey:
1) Ester, 2/6/1655. Married 1) Jean Miol 2) ? Courvoiser.
2) Paul, 20/12/1656. Married 1) Elizabeth Perret 1679: 2) Anne Lalouet, 2/2/1696. Died 6/3/1723.
3) Marie, 27/3/1658.
4) Etienne Marc, 19/12/1659. Married Violente Francoise Hugonin. Died 9/9/1706.
5) Francois, 27/2/1662.
6) Anne, 25/3/1664. Married Alexandre Flavard, 27/11/1687.
7) Jonas, 1/5/1667.
8) Elizabeth, 28/6/1669. Married 1) Jacques Farges, 17/2/1685: 2) Jean Meynier, 28/10/1704.
9) Jean Pierre, c.1671. Married Marguerite de L'Harpe, Oct. 1711: died 13/7/1747
. 10) Francois Louis, 13/11/1673. Married 1) Anne Garcin 2) Marguerite Rodolphe Dan. Died 17/9/1751.
He was a Merchant of iron and other goods. From 1648-67 he was Connetable Du Roy des Mosquetaires; he was also Assessor Consistorial. In 1675 he was made a member of the General Council of One Hundred and Twenty. In 1656 he was entrusted with a mission to the King of Sardinia. He died in 1687.
FATIO, Francois.
   Born at Vevey, 27/12/1662, fourteenth child of his father and fifth of his mother.
Married 27/4/1689 Marie Antoine, daughter of Conseiller Falconnet.
A Merchant of Vevey all his life. 1680 Member of the Archers: 1689 Member of the Council of 140: 1706 Member of the Council of 60: 1714 Commander of the Archers. Died at Vevey 17/2/1723.
Children, all christened at Vevey:
1) Francois, 10/10/1690. Died 1711.
2) Susanne, 19/12/1692. Married Jean Pierre Chiron, 10/2/1714: died 14/8/1758
3) Jean David, 23/8/1697.
4) Sabine, 10/11/1699.
5) Jeanne Susanne, 6/9/1702. Married Jean Pierre Secretan, 1/12/1728.
6) Marie Madeleine, 30/3/1710: died 27/9/1712.
7) Marianne, c. 1712: married Isaac Rivaz.
8) unnamed son, c. 1714.
FATIO, Jean David,
   Born at Vevey, 23/8/1697, third child of his father.
Died before 17/3/1766.
Married 17/7/1722 Judith Pauline, daughter of Jacob George Muller, pastor at Villeneuve (Vaud). She died at Vevey 16/3/1767.
1718 member of the Councils of 120 and of 60:1723 Councillor and Justicier.
Children (all born at Vevey):
1) Pierre Rodolphe George Alexandre, born 19/5/1723. Went to England 1745 and married (1) Dorothy Parker of Co.Durham 28/4/1766; and (2) Anne Susanne Genet. No surviving children. Died at Vevey 18/4/1787.
2) Francois Philippe, 1724-1811.
3) Jean David (2), born 5/4/1726. He went to England and married Jane Ingham in 1762; during 1764-6 they had three daughters - Jane, Maria Matilda, and Sophia Maria, in London; there was also a son Samuel. Sophia Maria married Andre Ellis de Vezian 1795 and from her the present Durham and Thompson families of Fatio descendants stem.
4) Michael Abraham Etienne, born 15/3/1728. Married Henriette Schmultz. Spent some time in England. Died at Vevey 28/1/1813.
5) Esther Pauline. Born 16/7/1729.
6) Francois Vincent. Born Feb. 1731: died 7/10/1736.
7) Esther Louise. Born 16/6/1732. She is described by her niece Maria Sophia Fatio as being very disagreeable. She married Henri Frederic Antoine 13/6/1755 and died 5/3/1808.
8) Jean Isaac. Born 18/10/1735 - died 16/5/1736.
9) Jeanne Charlotte Pauline. Born 23/9/1737 - died 18/5/1804.
10) an unnamed child - died 26/3/1739.
11) Theodora Wolfgang. Born 17/1/1742 - died 9/8/1750.
FATIO, Francois Philippe.
   A man of outstanding character, enterprise and achievement.
Born at Vevey, 6th.October 1724.
Died at his Plantation of New Switzerland , nr. St.Augustine, Florida in 1811.
Married Marie Madeleine Crispel (1733-1810), daughter of Louis Crispel and his wife Rosa D'Oresti in March 1748 at Roquebilliere, near Nice.
   Children - born in France:
1) Louis Philippe. Born at Nice in 1752. Accompanied father to Florida. He married:
  i) Ann, d. of Col. John Douglas, Commandant in St. Augustine during the Revolutionary War: they had one daughter Mary, St. Augustine 8/5/1786. Ann died Feb.1788 and was buried at New Switzerland. Mary married in 1801 William Gibson of St. Mary's, Georgia: they had several children. (For more about this line, contact her fourth-generation descendant Frank F. Gibson of 4235 Morse Road, Alexandria, Ohio 43001, E-mail
  ii) Ann Welsh, who died without issue a year after marriage.
  iii) in 1792 his cousin Francesca Crispel who survived him and afterwards married Count Lazzini of Rome. He returned to Roquebilliere where he became a Juge de la Paix; died of Plague in 1799 and was buried there.
- born in London:
2) Rene Francis, bapt.5/3/1757 (St.Benet Fink). Buried at St. Katherine Coleman 17/12/1758(fee).
3) Lucy. Date of baptism untraced. Buried at St. Katherine Coleman 16/5/1760(fee). Position in family only presumed.
4) Nicholas,bapt.11/10/59 at St.Katherine Coleman; buried there 22/5/1760 (fee).
LAW says he died in England 1771 aged 12 but there is no-one of that name in any of the Registers for that year.
5) Francis Phillip, bapt.10/5/61 (St.Katherine Coleman):bapt.again in Florida, 15/1/96. Susan L'Engle says he was born in Vevey 25/4/1760 but his re-baptism entry describes him as a native of London. In 1779 he joined the 4th. Bn. 60th Foot as Ensign and was promoted Lieutenant 1/2/1782. He went on half-pay when the battalion was disbanded in 1784, briefly returned to the Regiment in 1786, then exchanged into the 9th.Foot as Lieutenant 3/5/1786.He fought through the War of Independence, later serving in Scotland and Ireland, and finally left the army in 1790 to take over active management of the Florida Estates from his ageing father. New Switzerland was destroyed by Indians in 1812, but rebuilt in 1824. He died there in 1831. The estate was devastated again in 1836 and not rebuilt. Francis married:
   i) Susanna Hunter of Philadelphia 14/1/1796:they had two daughters;
   ii) Mary Ledbetter c.1806: they had a son and two daughters, from their daughter Susan the L'Engle family descend.
6) Martha Louisa, bapt.22/4/63 (St.Katherine Coleman)
7) James Phillip, bapt.21/6/64 (St.Katherine Coleman). Probably died young.
8) Sophea Phillippa, bapt.31/12/67 (St.Bartholomew Exchange): bapt. again in Florida, 17/5/86. Married Thomas Francis Fleming of St. Augustine, Alderman and Captain of Militia, and had issue.
9) Justin Michael Phillippe, bapt.9/2/70 (St.Bartholomew Exchange): bapt. again in Florida, 5/5/1791 (the record says only 'Philip' but also says he is about 21 which excludes his brother James Phillip above). After the American Revolution, when Spain recovered Florida, he entered the Spanish Diplomatic Service, and died in 1820. He married
   i) Juana Maria Cross (b. New York) who was in the Guardianship of his father at the time;they had two children, Francis and Sophia.
  ii) Marie Thereza la Maigre,a wealthy heiress; they had several children.
.    According to LAW Francois and Marie Fatio had three other children who died in infancy.

   Career. His father had intended him for a career in the Law, for which he received an education In Geneva; but forming a distaste for this, he instead entered the Swiss Guards, which were then in the service of France, as a Lieutenant. He fought in the War of the Austrian Succession, at the end of which (1748) while he was serving in Italy, he met and married his wife, whom her parents had intended for a convent; they were married in Roquebilliere, near Nice, where he purchased (probably in 1754) an estate which he never relinquished and in 1792 passed on to his eldest son Louis. According to Susan L'Engle he remained there only two years and then returned to Switzerland, but c.1757 he removed his family to London at the suggestion of his brother Michael (who in fact returned to Switzerland soon afterwards).At least two other families of Fatios were living there at the same time. One source gives his address as French Ordinary Court. In 1771 he moved the entire surviving family to Florida, since 1763 a British Colony (it would return to the Spanish in 1783 and eventually joined the USA in 1812). An entire vessel was needed to transport their moveables to Florida, where he remained for the rest of his life and is considered one of the Founding Fathers of the State. On arrival he purchased (as a member of a syndicate, whose other members he later bought out) three plantations on the St. John's River of which the largest, the 10,000 acre tract called New Switzerland, became the family seat.He cultivated indigo, turpentine, oranges and sheep,and sent trading vessels to the Old World. During the War of Independence he was Deputy Commissary General for the English Army of the South,but was apparently unaffected when Britain had to surrender the Colony to Spain after losing the War, though this is the period when the three children - all adults - still living with him were re-baptised as Catholics. 'Fatio lived like a feudal baron and commanded the respect of all about him, it being said that his influence was little less than that of the governor. He died in 1811 and his body still rests in the earth at New Switzerland that he so dearly loved.' The fact remains, however, that he had asked to be buried next to his wife in the Catholic cemetery in St. Augustine; but the Church authorities refused to allow this as he was a Protestant. Portraits of him and his son are extant.

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The Plantagenet Descent of John Hallowes.

EDWARD III, KING OF ENGLAND (1312-1377) married PHILLIPA OF HAINAULT (1309-1369) daughter of the Count of Hainault.

their fourth son

EDMUND OF LANGELEY, DUKE OF YORK (1341-1402) married ISABEL OF CASTILE (1355-1394) daughter of Pedro I, “ The Cruel”, King of Castile and Leon, and his mistress Maria de Padilla. Maria had Moorish blood and is said by some to be descended from the Prophet Mohammed. (Isabel's sister Constance became the second wife of John of Gaunt.)

their second son

RICHARD, EARL OF CAMBRIDGE (1375-1415) married LADY ANNE MORTIMER (b.1411) who descended from Lionel Duke of Clarence and was his first cousin twice removed. He was executed for plotting against Henry V just before the start of the Agincourt Campaign.

their only son

RICHARD,THIRD DUKE OF YORK (1412-1460) married LADY CECILY NEVILL, daughter of the Earl of Westmorland (this is the Hallowes family's nearest common ancestor with the House of Windsor). His sons were Edward IV, the Duke of Clarence and King Richard III.

their fourth child and elder daughter

ANNE OF EXETER (1439-1476) married after being divorced from the Earl of Exeter her first husband: SIR THOMAS ST. LEGER who was beheaded in 1483.

their only child and daughter

ANNE ST. LEGER (d.1526) married SIR GEORGE MANNERS 12TH. BARON RHOS (d.1513); both are buried in St. George's Chapel Windsor.

their eldest son

THOMAS MANNERS FIRST EARL OF RUTLAND (d.1543) married ELEANOR PASTON (d.1551), daughter of SIR WILLIAM PASTON of Paston,Norfolk.

their second son

SIR JOHN MANNERS (d.1611) married DOROTHY VERNON of Haddon: after, according to the stories, a romantic elopement.

their son

SIR GEORGE MANNERS (d.1623) married GRACE PIERREPONT, second daughter of SIR HENRY PIERREPONT of Holme Pierrepont.

their son


their third child and second daughter


their only legitimate child and daughter


their fifth child and third daughter

LADY CATHERINE BRABAZON (d.1740) married THOMAS HALLOWES (1684-1740) of Glapwell Derbyshire.

their fifth son

COLONEL JOHN HALLOWES (1729-1817) married MARTHA LOUISA FATIO (1763-1846) daughter of FRANCIS FATIO of St. Augustine, Florida.

A sixth-generation descendant of John Hallowes might typically have been born c. 1975. Such a descendant would therefore be in the nineteenth generation of descent from King Edward III. He or she is also sixteenth in descent from Richard, 3rd. Duke of York, from whom Queen Elizabeth II is eighteenth. Their relationship to The Queen is therefore that of fifteenth cousin, twice removed.
EDWARD III was in the following generations of descent:
2nd. from Philip IV (The Fair) of France:
4th. from St. Louis IX:
8th. from William The Conqueror:
10th. from Hugh Capet, first King of France.
15th. from Alfred The Great, King of Wessex.
18th. from Charlemagne, First of the Holy Roman Emperors; and hence 20th. from his grandfather Charles Martel who defeated the Saracens at the Battle of Tours, 732 AD.
31st. from Cerdic, first King of the West Saxons after the Romans left, and ancestor of all the other Anglo-Saxon Royal Houses.
And, according to Anglo-S   axon bards and myth-tellers:
40th. from Woden, King of the Gods.

A major on-line database delineating the entire descent of William the Conqueror and his Queen, Matilda of Flanders, is being compiled by Alan Freer, of Byfleet, Surrey.

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Other Hallowes Families.

The Hallows Family of Youlgreave.

  Humphrey Hallowes or Hallows, son of Richard Hallowes from whom John Hallowes was in the sixth generation of descent, remained in Youlgreave after his brother Thomas moved to Derby and there married Clemens Wate or Coate, 14th. October l571. They had at least five children. This family continues to the present day, using the "Hallows" spelling of the name, and is being actively researched by, among others, Keith Hallows, e-mail and Jean Durbin, e-mail

The Rochdale Family.

ed Hallowes Family in southern Lancashire, particularly in the Rochdale area. This family, most of whose members also use the "Hallows" form of the surname, is being researched by Maxine Taylor; messages for her can be left with - Account Nr. ST176: or through the Compiler.

The Benington Family.

  This was the family of Daniel Hallowes or Hallows, son of Nathaniel Hallowes (1582-1661) M.P. for Derby in the Long nd Short Pariaments, brother to Susanna, Thomas, and Samuel. who was baptised at St. Werbergh's, Derby, 25/09/1636. He and his descendants seem always to have used the shorter form of their surname.
  He married in Benington, Herts. on 25 Feb 1663 Anna (1646-?) the daughter of the Rev Nathaniel Dod (1600-1682), Rector of St Peter's, Benington. Their children Their children were Nathaniel(1668-1668), Daniel (1671-1740) and Anna (1671-?), all baptised in Benington, Herts.
   His second son Daniel was for forty years the rector of All Hallows & St John, Hertford, from 1701 until his death. He married on 24 July 1702 in Newnham, Herts, Ann Barly (1685-1777) the daughter of one Robert Barly.
   They had at least seven children, of whom John Hallows (?-1757) took an apprenticeship in London and there met and married clandestinely in 1739 (?) one Letitia Sell (1715-1781) of Saffron Walden. John and Letitia Hallows lived in Shoreditch, where their four (?) children, among them Elizabeth Hallows (?-1814) were born.
   Elizabeth married Robert Blackman (1735-1776) on 7 Aug 1762 at St Leonard's, Shoreditch. Robert Blackman was a native of Henley-on-Thames, from a long line of brewers and pub-owners in that town.
There were at least ten children of this marriage, including one Hallows Blackman (1776-?). Elizabeth Blackman (nee Hallows) died in Linton, Cambs., where she was probably living with her son John Blackman (1770-1834), whose children were born there and where he died. One of the children is Hallows William Blackman (1801=?)

This family is being researched by Andrew Cumine (E-mail: whose direct ancestor from the London line is Sarah Blackman (1774-1809), a daughter of Robert Blackman of Henley and Elizabeth Hallows.

The Bakewell Family.
  Three generations of a Hallowes family from Bakewell, Derbyshire, have been traced during the late 19th. and 20th. Centuries. This family seems to be very small.

Research into these families is continuing. Two lines of descent in the female line from Hallowes ancestors must be mentioned:
1) John Hallowes of Westmoreland County, Virginia.
He was born in 1615, the son of Henry and Elizabeth Hallowes of Rochdale, and went out to America as an indentured servant in 1634. Having served out his time by 1638, he went on to become very wealthy and a leading citizen of Westmoreland County; he was also a Major in the local militia. He died in 1657; descendants of his daughter Restitute (Manley), his only child to survive him, are still living in the United States.
I am indebted to Ms. Darlene Tallent, of the Westmoreland County Museum, Montross, Virginia, for this information.
2) Anne Hallowes of St. Werbergh's Parish, Derby.
In 1628 she married William Taberer, and their son Thomas, born c. 1630, went out to Virginia. Their eleventh-generation descendant is Mrs. Betty Clay, e-mail BCLAY@ , who is also the SYSOP of the Compuserve ROOTS Forum. Given that the main family were also parishioners of St. Werbergh's in the early 17th. Century it would be surprising if Anne were not a relative, but this remains to be proved.

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General and 1).
WILSON, DR. LORTON ALEXANDER; Collected papers; deposited at the Irish Genealogical Research Society, London; and at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI T.1021).
L'ENGLE, Susan,'Notes of my Family and Recollections of my Early Life' privately published Jacksonville, Florida, 1888.
L'ENGLE, Gertrude,'A Collection of Letters, Information and Data on Our Family' privately published Jacksonville, Florida, 1949.
ARMY AND NAVY LISTS of the period.
BURKE'S LANDED GENTRY (1900). This is entirely dependent on information supplied by the family and there are several minor mistakes.

2) Life and career of John Hallowes.
56th. FT: PRO WO 12/6543-4.
Regimental History of the 56th. Foot.
58th. FT: PRO WO 12/6712.
120th.Ft: 'Calendar of Home Office Papers 1760-65' # 375,410 & 854: also the Army List 1763. There are no papers in PRO WO 12 for this regiment.
Second Marriage: Shifnal Parish Registers.
Ashford Barracks: WO 40/25. His appointment as Barrack Master was dated 24/3/1797. He is still there on a list of 1806; his pay was 10/- a day. Ashford, with capacity for about 2400 officers and men, was a Class C barracks, "temporary and of inferior description" but J.H. was there for most of the last twenty years of his life.
Intestacy: PRO PROB. 6/193/241.

3) First Marriage.
In August 1923 Lorton Wilson wrote a letter to 'Notes and Queries' asking for any information about John Hallowes, and in particular his first wife. Another correspondent answered with details of J.H.'s military career (taken obviously from the Army List) but could add nothing on the other matter.

4) Second Marriage: Louisa Martha Fatio (sometime Bruere).
Letter from Henry Tucker to George Tucker in the Tucker-Coleman Collection in the Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Pennsylvania. 'Bermuda in the Old Empire' H.C. Williamson, Oxford 1950.
'Bermuda and the American Revolution' W.B. Kerr, Princeton 1935 and 1969.
George Bruere's Intestacy: PRO PROB 6/163 p.61 and PROB 14/349/April f.7

5)The Ancestors of John Hallowes.
Harleian Society Vol. 38 'Famillae Minorum Gentium Pt. 2' Ms. 180 p.467-70.
'Members of the Inner Temple 1547-1660', p. 333.
Thomas Hallowes' will probated 13/1/1862. The executors were his cousins Francis (his heir) and John.

6)The Ancestors of Martha Louisa Fatio.
Receuil Genealogies Vaudoises', Vol I.
'The Ancestors of Mary Edith Durham 1936' in a copy supplied by Mrs. Marjorie Pett of East Grinstead.

9) The Plantagenet Ancestry of John Hallowes.
The Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal : Exeter Volume (Ruvigny).

This is the first page of this Genealogical Collection. Other pages available are:
2) The First Generation of Descent
3) The Second Generation of Descent
4) The Third Generation of Descent
5) The Fourth Generation of Descent
6) The Fifth Generation of Descent
7) The Sixth Generation of Descent
8) The Seventh Generation of Descent
Compiler's Introduction
Combined Index

Compiled by G.K. Armstrong, 35 Cedars Road, London W4 3JP.



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