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Harriet De Saumarez (Brock)

Birthdate: (95)
Death: February 15, 1858 (95)
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Wife of Sir Thomas De Saumarez

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Name: Harriet Brock

Given Name: Harriet

Surname: Brock

Sex: F

Birth: 2 Jan 1763

Death: 15 Feb 1858 ...............................................................................DIED AGE 95

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Change Date: 7 Apr 2006 at 18:09

Marriage 1 Thomas De Saumarez b: 1 Jul 1760 in Channel Isles



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General Sir Thomas De SAUMAREZ (1760 - 1845)

Birthdate: July 1, 1760

Birthplace: Guernsey

Death: Died March 4, 1845

Immediate Family:

Son of Dr. Matthew and Carterette

Husband of Harriet

Brother of Anne, Jean, Lord James, Charlotte, Richard, Nicholas, Marie, Carterette, and Philip

Half brother of Susannah

Occupation: in Army from age 15

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IGI Individual Record FamilySearch™ International Genealogical Index v5.0 British Isles

Thomas De SAUSMAREZ Pedigree Male


Birth: 1760 , Guernsey, Channel Islands

Death: 1846 , Guernsey, Channel Islands


Father: Matthew De SAUSMAREZ Family

Mother: Catherine Le MARCHANT



Name: Thomas De Saumarez

Given Name: Thomas

Surname: De Saumarez

Suffix: General Sir

Birth: 1 Jul 1760 in Channel Isles

Death: 4 Mar 1845


Father: Matthew Sausmarez b: 1718 in (Of Guernsey, Channel Isles)

Mother: Carterette Le Marchant b: 24 Jun 1726 in Guernsey, Channel Isles

Marriage 1 Harriet Brock b: 2 Jan 1763


4th son born.

Entered the army at age 15



General Sir Thomas Saumarez1

M, #368744, b. 1 July 1760, d. 4 March 1845

Last Edited=19 Jun 2009

General Sir Thomas Saumarez was born on 1 July 1760.1 He was the son of Matthew Saumarez and Carteret Le Marchant.2 He married Harriet Brock, daughter of William Brock.1 He died on 4 March 1845 at age 84, without issue.1

General Sir Thomas Saumarez fought in the American War of Independence.1 He was Equerry and Groom of Chamber to the Duke of Kent in 1790.1 He was Commander-in-Chief of the New Brunswick in 1813.1




FROM THE BOOK..................

The history of Guernsey and its bailiwick


Was a younger brother of Admiral Lord de Saumarez, and in January, 1776,

at the age of fifteen, entered the army as a second lieutenant, by purchase, in

the 23d, or royal Welsh fusileers. Quickly embarking for North America,

where the regiment was, he was present at the capture and surrender of York

Island, and the capture of Fort Washington by storm, in December, 1776, when

3,300 men were made prisoners.

In 1777, Lieutenant Saumarez was promoted to a lieutenantcy, and, exclu-

sive of minor affairs, was present in the severe action at Monmouth, in which

the company to which he was attached lost its captain, and one-third of the

men were killed and wounded. In 1779, at the early ase of nineteen, he pur-

chased a company in the fusiliers, and from that period to the surrender of the

army under Lord Cornwallis, at York-town, October 19, 1781, he served as a

captain in three general actions, several skirmishes, and two sieges, and dis-

tinguished himself on several occasions. Captain Saumarez was one of the

thirteen captains taken prisoners at York-town, who were ordered by congress,

in June, 1782, to draw lots that one might suffer death in retaliation for the

execution of an American officer. Sir Charles Asgill was the destined victim,

and his life was only ultimately spared through the intervention of the French

government and the kind officers of Marie-Antoinette, the unfortunate queen

of France.

At the conclusion of the American war, in 1783, Captain Saumarez was

released, and was placed on half-pay, in consequence of the reduction of the

army. After several fruitless attempts to obtain employment, he joined the

7th, or royal fusiliers, in 1789, and soon after embarked for Gibraltar, when

his tact and judgment were so appreciated by his colonel, the Duke of Kent,

that he was honored with the appointment of equerry, and afterwards of groom

of the chamber to his royal highness.

In 1793, at the commencement of the war against France, Captain Saumarez

was placed on the staff in Guernsey ; and the year following, being deputed by

the States of the island to present a congratulatory address on the marriage of

the Prince of Wales, he received the honor of knighthood. In 1799, he was

appointed inspector of the Guernsey militia, which situation he filled till June,

1811, when he became a major-general. In 1812, Sir Thomas Saumarez was

appointed commandant of the garrison of Halifax, N.S., and in 1813 he was

commander-in-chief of New Brunswick. When, in 1814, he was about to

return to England, he received a highly complimentary address from the

council of that province. Sir Thomas married Henrietta, daughter of William

Brock, Esq. He attained the rank of general in 1838, and died in Guernsey,

on the 4th of March, 1845, leaving no surviving issue


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Harriet De Saumarez (Brock)'s Timeline

January 2, 1763
February 15, 1858
Age 95