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Matthew Fortescue-Brickdale, Knt. OBE

Male 1890 - 1969  (78 years)


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  • Name Matthew Fortescue-Brickdale 
    Suffix Knt. OBE 
    Born 8 Nov 1890  The Dower House, Newland, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 12 Gatestone Road
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 20 Dec 1890  All Saints with St Margaret, Upper Norwood, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 2 Apr 1911  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 20; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son 
    Arrival 29 Jun 1940  Southampton, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 49 
    Departure Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 22 Oct 1969  Manor Fields, Putney, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2643  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2018 

    Father Sir Charles Fortescue-Brickdale, Knight, FRGS of Newland,   b. 1 Mar 1857, Victoria Street, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1944, Gorse Corner, Townsend Drive, St.Albans, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Lady Mabel Beatrice Gibbs,   b. 27 Sep 1864, Paddington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1944, 10 Sheen Gate Gardens, East Sheen, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 5 Sep 1888  Bramley, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1889 
    Family ID F1154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Cicely Muriel Bankes,   b. 9 Oct 1890, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1983, Sutton Veney, Warminster, Wiltshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 21 May 1921  Vacoas, Plaines Wilhems, Mauritius Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lieutenant Antony Jerome Fortescue-Brickdale,   b. 31 May 1922, Mauritius Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1943, Majunga, Madagascar Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
    +2. Ann Rachel Benita Fortescue-Brickdale
    +3. Eleanor Frances Mary Fortescue-Brickdale,   b. 21 May 1923, Vacoas, Mauritius Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1988, Derby, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +4. Barbara Beatrix Fortescue-Brickdale,   b. 18 Jun 1925, Vacoas, Mauritius Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1994, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F1157  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Baptised at All Saints in Upper Norwood. Educated at Winchester college 1904-9; matric. Oxford (Christ Church) 1909 BA 1912.

      Was head of his House at Winchester, in the School Cricket XI and Association Football XI. Joined Blyth Greene Jourdain & Co., in City of London, 1913, and worked in the Christ Church Mission at Poplar under Rev. John S. Gibbs. Volunteered for service on outbreak of the Great War. 2nd Lieut., 8th (City of London) Battn. (Post Office Rifles) of the London Regt., 7 Sept. 1914, Captain November 15, Adjutant; wounded 28 April 1917 at cross roads between Mory and Ecoust St. Mein, nr. Bapaume, France, and invalided for the rest of the War. British War Medal and Allies' (Victory) Medal.

      In Mauritius from 1919 with Blyth Brothers & Co. (sometime Senior Partner). O.B.E. 1932 for services in the cyclone of Mar. 1931. M.L.C. Mauritius 1932-40, Hon. Netherlands Consul, Port Louis, Managing Director and Chairman Blyth, Greene, Jourdain and Co. Ltd. London 1959-62,

      1st Island Commander of Boys Scouts, Mauritius (Silver Wolf).

      1 son and 3 daughters: Antony Jerome, died 1943 while saving another's life in Madagascar; Eleanor Frances Man m. John Edwin Ann, 2 daughters; Barbara Beatrix, m. Gerald Logan Taylor; (Anne) Rachel Benita, m. her third cousin John Baynton Rolt, eldest son of late Very Rev. Cecil Henry Rolt, M.A., sometime Dean of Cape Town, by his wife Mary, daughter of Very Rev. William Foxley-Norris, Dean of Westminster and grand-daughter of Ven. Alfred Pott, Archdeacon of Berks., and his wife Emily Harriett, sister of George Louis Monck Gibbs. John and Rachel Rolt live at Falcon Cottage, East Winterslow, Salisbury, Wilts.

    • 1891 CENSUS - Living with parents @@ 12 Gatestone Road, Upper Norwood, Croydon.
      1901 CENSUS - @@ private school, "Parkside", Kingston Rd. Ewell, Surrey.
      1911 CENSUS - Living at 79 Cornwall Gardens, Kensington, London. with parents Sir Charles and Mabel and Laura and Edmund.
      Died at 2 Gonville House, Manor Fields, London SW15 on 22 Oct 1969.

      Probate read, 30 April 1970 London. Left £21714.

      Immigration & Travel.
      20 June 1919 - Listed as a passenger on "Cap Polonio", sailing from Plymouth to Mauritius.
      29 June 1940 - Listed as a passenger on the "Athlone Castle" sailing from Durban, S. Africa to Southampton.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Nov 1890 - The Dower House, Newland, Gloucestershire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 20 Dec 1890 - All Saints with St Margaret, Upper Norwood, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age: 20; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son - 2 Apr 1911 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 May 1921 - Vacoas, Plaines Wilhems, Mauritius Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - Age: 49 - 29 Jun 1940 - Southampton, Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeparture - - Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Oct 1969 - Manor Fields, Putney, London Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1911 England Census - Charles Fortescue-Brickdale Sir Knt.jpeg
    1911 England Census - Charles Fortescue-Brickdale Sir Knt.jpeg