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William De Vic Tupper Brock

Also Known As: "Guillermo"
Birthplace: Guernsey (Channel Islands)
Death: April 17, 1830 (29)
Batalla de Lircay, Lircay, Chile (Slain in action on the plain of Cancha Rayada, Lircay, near Talca, Chile.)
Place of Burial: his ashes are deposited in a plain monument raised to his memory in the pantheon, Santiago, cremated, Chile
Immediate Family:

Son of John Elisha Tupper and Elizabeth Tupper (Brock)
Husband of Isidora Maria Ignacia Zegers Montenegro
Father of Flora Luisa Tupper Zegers; Elisa Brock Tupper y Zegers and Fernando de Vic Tupper Zegers
Brother of Fernando Tupper Brock; John Elisha Tupper II; Henrietta Tupper; Caroline de Lisle (Tupper); Maria Potenger Maingay (Tupper) and 8 others

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About William De Vic Tupper Brock

Guillermo Tupper nació en la Isla Guernsey, Inglaterra, el 28 de abril de 1800. Murió masacrado el 17 de abril de 1830 en la Batalla de Lircay.

Estudió en París. Residió en Barcelona, dedicado al comercio.

En 1821 se embarcó para América y en 1822 llegó a Chile. Con el grado de capitán participó en las expediciones al sur del país.

Participó en la Expedición Libertadora del Perú. Fue herido peleando en la Batalla de Mocopulli, el 1 de abril de 1824.

Ascendió a sargento mayor, tomó parte de la Campaña de Chiloé en 1826 y también de la que se emprendió en contra de los Hermanos Pincheira (1827).

Participó en los sucesos de la Guerra Civil de 1829-1830. Se batió en la Batalla de Lircay, en la que fue hecho prisionero y ultimado a sablazos debido al odio que se había despertado contra los oficiales extranjeros en los soldados del ejército del general José Joaquín Prieto.

Guillermo Tupper, "Chile, matrimonios, 1579-1930"

Nombre: Guillermo Tupper Fecha de nacimiento: Lugar de nacimiento: Cuernecy Edad: Nombre del cónyuge: Isidora Zegers Fecha de nacimiento del cónyuge: Lugar de nacimiento del cónyuge: Edad del cónyuge: Fecha del evento: 30 Jan 1833 Lugar del evento: El Sagrario, Santiago, Santiago, Chile Nombre del padre: Juan Eliseo Tupper Nombre de la madre: Isabel Brock Nombre del padre del cónyuge: Juan Francisco Zegers Nombre de la madre del cónyuge: Flora Montenegro Raza: Estado civil: Nombre de la esposa anterior: Raza del cónyuge: Estado civil del cónyuge: Nombre del esposo anterior del cónyuge: Número de lote o batch: M62105-5 Sistema de origen: Chile-EASy Número de microfilm de FamilySearch: 774543 Identificador de referencia: 505

Cita de este registro: "Chile, matrimonios, 1579-1930," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FJ1N-YY7 : accessed 24 Nov 2013), Guillermo Tupper and Isidora Zegers, 30 Jan 1833.

Name: William De Vic Tupper

Sex: M

Birth: 28 APR 1800 in Guernsey, Channel Islands

Death: 17 APR 1830 in Campo De Batalla De Lircay, Chile ...........DIED age 29


Seventh child of (G20 016) Elizabeth Brock Tupper, he was born, 28 April 1800, in Guernsey, and named after his paternal uncle, William De Vic Tupper, who fell in a duel in Guernsey with an officer in the army

De Vic received an excellent education in England, and was later sent to college in Paris.

Fluent in Spanish, as well as English and French, he became a soldier of fortune in Chile. He became attached to the Chilean service and, in Jan. 1823, was made a captain of the grenadier company of Battalion 8, commanded by the Frenchman, Col. Beauche. Early in 1825, he was appointed a major and, in 1826, a lieutenant-colonel. He became a full colonel in Aug. 1829. He was generally thought to bear a striking resemblance to his late uncle, (G20 018) Isaac Brock at the same age; De Vic stood about six feet, two inches, had a florid complexion and beautiful dark, chestnut hair.

On 3 Sept. 1826, in Santiago, Chile, De Vic married Maria Isidora de Zegers (b. 2 Jan. 1807, in Madrid, Spain), dau. of John Francis de Zegers and Flora de Montenegro. All their children were born in Chile.

On 17 April 1830, De Vic was slain in action on the plain of Cancharayada, near Talca, Chile. His body was later cremated and, on 1 Feb. 1833, his ashes were deposited in a plain monument raised to his memory in the pantheon of Santiago.

Father: John Elisha Tupper b: 4 JUN 1764 in Guernsey, Channel Islands

Mother: Elizabeth Brock b: 2 JAN 1767 in Guernsey, Channel Islands

Marriage 1 Maria Isidora de Zegers b: 2 JAN 1807 in Madrid, Spain

Married: 3 SEP 1826 in Santiago, Chile


Flora Louisa Tupper b: 4 MAY 1827 in Chile
Elizabeth Brock Tupper b: 24 MAY 1828 in Chile
Ferdinand De Vic Tupper b: 29 MAY 1830 in Chile


E. William, third son of John E. Tupper, Esq., by Eliza- zatieth Brock, his wife, was educated at Harrow, and commenced his naval career in 1810, in the Victory, of 110 guns, under the care and patronage of the late Lord de Saumarez, with whom he continued some time in the Baltic. He served on the American coast during the latter part of the war, in the Asia, 74, and was present at the disastrous attack of New Orleans, in January, 1815, forming one of a party landed from the fleet, to co-operate with the army. On the night of the storm, this parly, in conjunction with the 85th light infantry, under Colonel Thornton,* attacked some fortified works on the right bank of the MJssissipi, and were completely successful; but the failure of the main assault rendered this success unavailing. lu Hie same year he joined the flag ship of Sir Thomas Fremantle, who, having been a friend of his late uncle, Sir Isaac Brock, kindly assured him of his influence and support; but peace taking place before he had attained the requisite age for promotion, all the bright prospects with which he entered the service were blighted. In November, 1817, on his return in the Active frigate, Captain Philip Carteret, from the Jamaica station, he passed at the naval college at Portsmouth, and was one of four midshipmen complimented as having undergone a superior examination. In 1823, he was appointed to the Revenge, Sir Harry Neale's flag ship, in the Mediterranean, and placed on the admiralty list for advancement. Early in 1826, he was at length promoted into the Seringapatam frigate ; but Sir John Pechell, under whom he had previously served for a short time, prevailed upon the admiral to transfer him to his own ship, the Sybille, of 48 guns, "a crack frigate," in a high stale of discipline, the crew of which was remarkable for its skill in gunnery.

The Sybille was at Alexandria, when intelligence arrived there of the plunder of a Maltese vessel, under atrocious circumstances, by a nest of Greek pirates, on the southern coast of Candia. Sir John Pechell set sail immediately in quest of these lawless and desperate men. On Sunday, the 18th of June, 1826, at daylight, two misticoes were observed under sail, near Cape Matala, standing towards the frigate; but on discovering their mistake, they made for the land, and were followed by the Sybille, into the narrow creek formed by a rocky islet and the mainland of Candia. On this islet were posted from 200 to 300 armed Greeks, chiefly the crews of three or four piratical misticoes at anchor in the creek ; and in a desperate attempt to cut out these misticoes, with the boats, Midshipman J. M. Knox and twelve men were killed; and the first lieutenant, Gordon, dangerously; Lieutenant Tupper, mortally ; Midshipmen William Edmon- stone and Robert Lees, both very severely ; and twenty-seven men were wounded, of whom five died in a few days. Two of the misticoes were afterwards sunk, and many of the pirates were killed and wounded by the frigate's guns.*

Lieutenant Tupper commanded the launch, and although severely wounded in three places, he stood up the whole time, and retained the command of her until he returned to the ship. The bullet, which proved fatal, entered his right breast, and was extracted from under the skin over the false ribs. Having gone into action with his coat and epaulette, he was doubtless particularly aimed at, as the four midshipmen, H. M. E. Allen, the Hon. Frederick Pelham, Robert Spencer Robinson, and the Hon. Edward Plunkett (now all captains) who were in the launch, escaped unhurt. He lingered until the 26th June, when he breathed his last, in a state of delirium, on board the Sybille, at Malta, where his remains were interred, and a monument was erected to his memory by his captain and messmates. In person he was rather above the middle height, with a pleasing and intelligent countenance; and when his brother Charles and he were midshipmen together in the Victory, in the Baltic, they were designated on board as the handsome brothers, t

The surgeon of the Sybille, in a letter to the family in Guernsey, wrote of Lieutenant Tupper:

" When I first saw him, he was firm and cool. He asked me to give my opinion without reserve, and knowing him to be possessed of great fortitude, I told him that the wound in the chest was of a most dangerous nature, but not necessarily fatal. He had by this time lost a great deal of blood, but the internal hemorrhage, though the most alarming, was slight. He remained so low for three days, that it was expected he would have sunk, though he still continued collected and firm. On the fourth day he rallied, his pulse became more distinct, and he evidently encouraged hopes. Need I say that I felt myself incapable of destroying them — indeed I was not altogether without hope myself. The principal danger was from hemorrhage upon the separation of the sloughs, and my fears were fatally verified, for on the 25th, at noon, it commenced and increased internally, until his lungs could no longer perform their functions, and he died at about three o'clock on the morning of the 26th. During the whole time he was resigned, evincing the greatest strength of mind .... As it was with unfeigned sorrow that I saw a fine and gallant young man fall a victim to such a cause, so it was with admiration that I witnessed his heroic bearing when the excitement was past, and hope itself was almost fled. I have seen many support their firmness amidst danger and death, but it belongs to few to sustain it during protracted suffering, which is indeed a trial often too severe for the bravest, but through which your lamented brother came with a spirit and resignation which reflected lustre upon himself and family, and endeared him to all his shipmates."

By a singular coincidence, the two brothers commenced their career in the same ship, the Victory, to which their near relative, Lieutenant Carr£ Tupper, belonged when he was killed in the Mediterranean, in one o' her boats, and all three lost their lives in boats !



.—William De Vic Tupper, (son of E. Tupper, Esq,) mortally wounded in 1798, in a duel in Guernsey, with an officer of the 27th regiment, and died the day following. Five of his nephews also perished prematurely, viz.

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April 28, 1800
Guernsey (Channel Islands)

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William* DeVic /Tupper/




28 April 1800
, Guernsey, , Channel Islands


17 April 1833
Campo De Batalla De Lircay, Chile



John* Elisha /Tupper/


Elizabeth* /Brock/

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May 4, 1827
Age 27
Santiago, Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
May 24, 1828
Age 28
Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
April 17, 1830
Age 29
Lircay, Chile
May 30, 1830
Age 29
Santiago, Chile
February 1, 1833
Age 29
Santiago, cremated, Chile