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Charles Ashe à Court-Repington (à Court)

Birthdate: (76)
Death: 1861 (75)
Place of Burial: St Georges, Hanover Square
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir William Pierce Ashe à Court, 1st Baronet Heytesbury and Laetitia Ashe à Court
Husband of Catherine à Court-Repington
Father of Charles Henry Wyndham à Court Repington and Baroness Herbert of Lea
Brother of William Ashe à Court, 1st Baron Heytesbury; Laetitia Eliot; Annabella Beadon; Maria Pleydell Bouverie; Caroline Crawford and 1 other

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About Lieutenant-General Charles à Court-Repington

Death of General Charles Ashe a'Court (sic) Repington CB -

The colonelcy of the 41st Regiment of Foot has become vacant by the death of General a'Court Repington, father of Lady Herbert of Lea, who died at 5 a.m. yesterday morning, at Armington (sic) Hall, near Tamworth, after a protracted illness.

General Repington was the youngest son of Sir William Pierce Ashe a'Court, by his second marriage with Letitia, daughter of Mr. Henry Wyndham, of the College, Salisbury. he was born of the 20th of June, 1785, and married on the 10th of May, 1815, Mary the only daughter of Mr. Abraham Gibbs.

The gallant General entered the army in 1801, and for the first 15 years saw much active service, having been detached on a separate command in 1806 to the Adriatic, to attack the islands of Tremitis, and in the same year assisted in the siege of Scylla. In 1807 he served in Egypt, and was present at the capture of Alexandria and in the action near Rosetta.

At the siege and capture of Santa Maura he was in charge of the Quartermaster-General's Department; he was also at the siege of Capri the same year. When aide-de-campe to the Adjutant-General, when the enemy landed in Sicily in 1809 he commanded the advanced guard, to which nearly 1,000 prisoners surrendered, and he personally captured the enemies standard.

The deceased General served afterwards on the Staff in Sicily, Spain, and Italy, and was present at Tarragons, action of Villa Franca, and retreat thence; subsequently, at the occupation of Leghorn, capture of Genoa, siege of Savona, and lastly at the surrender of Naples in 1815. the late General was for some time one of the Poor Law Commissioners. In 1818 he was made a Knight of the Hanoverian Order in recognition of his military services, and in 1831 was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath.

He was also a Knight of St. Ferdinand and Merit of Naples, and a Knight of St. Maurice and Lazare of Sardinia. In February, 1848, he was appointed Colonel of the 41st (the Welsh) Regiment of Foot, which by his death becomes at the disposal of the Commander-in-Chief.

His commissions bear date as follow (sic) :-Ensign, December 17, 1801; Lieutenant, September 2, 1802; Captain, July 25, 1804; Major, February 22, 1811; Lieutenant-Colonel, May 19, 1813; Colonel, July 22, 1830; Major-General, November 23, 1841; Lieutenant-General, November 11, 1851; and General, February 20, 1856.

Lt.-Gen. Charles Ashe à Court Repington1

M, #355354, b. 17 June 1785, d. 19 April 1861

Last Edited=12 Mar 2012

    Lt.-Gen. Charles Ashe à Court Repington was born on 17 June 1785.1 He was the son of Colonel Sir William Pierce Ashe à Court, 1st Bt. and Lætitia Wyndham.2 

He married Mary Elizabeth Catherine Gibbs, daughter of Abraham Gibbs and Mary Elizabeth Douglas, on 10 May 1815.1 He died on 19 April 1861 at age 75.1

    He was given the name of Charles Ashe à Court at birth.3 He was invested as a Companion, Order of the Bath (C.B.).1 He gained the rank of Lieutenant General.1 He was decorated with the award of the Knight, Guelphic Order.1

Children of Lt.-Gen. Charles Ashe à Court Repington and Mary Elizabeth Catherine Gibbs

  • 1.Elizabeth à Court Repington+1 d. 30 Oct 1911
  • 2.Charles Henry Wyndham à Court Repington+2 b. 14 Oct 1819, d. 29 Oct 1903


  • 1.[S37] Volume 2, page 1899. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • 2.[S37] See. [S37]
  • 3.[S3360] William Douglas, "re: Douglas Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 4 November 2008 and 5 May 2009 and 22 November 2009. Hereinafter cited as "re: Douglas Family."

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Lieutenant-General Charles à Court-Repington's Timeline

June 17, 1785
October 14, 1819
Age 34
June 21, 1822
Age 37
Richmond, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Age 75
St Georges, Hanover Square