Admiral Edward Henry Repington à Court (1783 - 1855)

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About Admiral Edward Henry Repington à Court

Edward Henry à Court was born in Heytesbury, Wiltshire 10/12/1783. Edward died 22/09/1855 in Warwickshire, at 71 years of age. He married an unknown person 14/10/1823.

He was christened in Heytesbury, Wiltshire, 12/09/1784. Edward was promoted on 13/02/1804 to Lieutenant. Edward was promoted on 10/06/1808 to Commander. Edward was promoted to 29/03/1811 to Captain. He was listed as a visitor in the census report in Heytesbury House, Heytesbury, Wiltshire, 1851. Sponsors: Mrs. Spooner. Mrs. Eyre. Mr. Portman.

Appointed Admiral on 14/09/1847. In the same year assumed the name Repington in accordance of the wishes of his cousin Charles Edward Repington.

Letter of intro for George Wyndham (a younger cousin)

As you were kind enough to say that you would give a letter of introduction & recommendation to the Governor of New South Wales in favour of a young relation of mine who, with his wife, is about to settle in that Colony;

I trouble you with this letter to state that his name is George Wyndham, younger son of one of the oldest families in Wiltshire, of very good character, and, as you may suppose, of an active and enterprising mind –

If in addition to a letter of introduction you can render him any other service you will by so doing very greatly oblige

Yours very truly

E: H a’Court1

4 King St. St. James

June 5

(Written across bottom corner)

5 ……

Copy enclosed to Gov Darling sent to Mr à Court.

(In the file for 1827 of the Colonial Office, Original Correspondence, New South Wales – originals in Public Records Office, London.) CO201/187/R156-7

1. Edward Henry à Court b. 10 Dec 1783 d. 22 Sept 1855. 2nd son of Sir William Pierce Ashe à Court and Laetitia (d of Henry Wyndham of Salisbury.) Vice-Admiral RN and MP for Tamworth. His eldest brother became Lord Heytesbury. The à Courts were also cousins of Laetitia, being descendants of Alexander Popham of Littlecote c. 1700.

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Admiral Edward Henry Repington à Court's Timeline

December 10, 1783
September 22, 1855
Age 71
Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England