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Vice-Admiral Vincent Barkly Molteno, C.B.,R.N.

Vice-Admiral Vincent Barkly Molteno, C.B.,R.N.

Male 1872 - 1952  (80 years)

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  • Name Vincent Barkly Molteno 
    Title Vice-Admiral 
    Suffix C.B.,R.N. 
    Born 30 Apr 1872  South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 16 Jun 1872  Good Hope, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1901  Devonport, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lieutenant. 
    Residence 1911  Farnham, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Visitor at the home of his future wife Ethel, her son Malcolm Swanston and mother Florence Emily Robertson. Occupation. Officer. Royal Navy. 
    Military 31 May 1916  Jutland, North Sea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Battle of Jutland: Great sea battle during which the 'Warrior' was sunk after sustaining heavy damage. 
    Military 5 Jun 1917 
    Order of St.Anne. 2nd.Class with Swords. Awarded by the Government of Russia to Officers of the Grand Fleet for services during the Battle of Jutland. 
    Military 1920 
    Promoted Aide-de Camp to King George V.  
    Residence 1921  Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1922  Farnham, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1923  Farnham, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Arrival 22 Apr 1929  Southampton, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1933  Farnham, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Departure 14 Jul 1934  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Destination. Tenerife. Spain. Aboard the 'Almeda Star' of the Blue Star Line. Accompanied by his brother Percy and wife Ethel. Residence 10 Palace Court. London (Percy's Home). Occupation. Admiral R.N. 
    Arrival 9 Aug 1934  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Departure. Buenos Aires. via Rio de Janeiro. Brazil. Aboard the 'Andalucia Star' of the Blue Star Line. Residence Gold Hill. Farnham. Surrey. Occupation. Vice Admiral R.N. (retired). Accompanied by wife Ethel, daughter Viola, and brother Percy.ex-M.P. 
    Departure 15 Sep 1935  Southampton, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Arrival 9 Dec 1935  Southampton, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Departure. Mombasa. Kenya via Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. Aboard the 'Bloemfontein' of the United Netherlands Navigation Co. Residence. Gold Hill. Farnham. Surrey. Accompanied by wife Ethel and daughter Viola. 
    Arrival 6 Jul 1936  Southampton, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Departure. Durban. South Africa via Natal, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. Aboard the 'Arundel Castle' of the Union Castle Mail Steamship Company Ltd. Residence Gold Hill. Farnham. Surrey. Occupation Retired R.N. Unaccompanied. 
    Witness 9 Feb 1937  Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Vincent and wife Ethel were witnesses at the marriage of daughter Viola to Peter Macmillan. 
    Military 1939 
    Home Guard Duties. 
    Died 12 Nov 1952  Farnham, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Usual residence Gold Hill. Lower Bourne. Farnham. Surrey. England.
    Probate 12 Jan 1953  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    To Viola Barkly Mary McMillan (Daughter and Single Woman). To Archibald Mainwaring Robertson (Brother-in-Law). No occupation. and to Owen Bulmer Howell. Solicitor. Effects. £7002 12s10d. 
    Buried Farnham, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I98  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2019 

    Father John Charles Molteno, Sir,   b. 5 Jun 1814, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1886, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Maria Jarvis,   b. 20 Jan 1831, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1874, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1851 
    Family ID F140  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ethel Manwaring Robertson,   b. 14 Nov 1874, Kingston, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1957, Farnham, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1915 
    Children 
     1. Viola Barkly Mary Molteno,   b. 20 Apr 1917, Alton, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1992  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • One of John Charles Molteno’s younger sons. He was sent off from the Cape to England in 1885 at the age of 13 to train as a Royal Navy officer. He had a distinguished career in the Navy, fought in 1916 in the Battle of Jutland (the only engagement during World War 1 between the German Imperial Navy and the Royal Navy), and retired as a Vice-Admiral in 1922. He and his wife, Ethel Robertson, had one daughter, Viola Molteno; Barkly also adopted Ethel’s son, Malcolm.
    • For more about Vincent Barkly Molteno see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_Barkly_Molteno

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Apr 1872 - South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 16 Jun 1872 - Good Hope, Eastern Cape, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lieutenant. - 1901 - Devonport, Devon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Visitor at the home of his future wife Ethel, her son Malcolm Swanston and mother Florence Emily Robertson. Occupation. Officer. Royal Navy. - 1911 - Farnham, Surrey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Battle of Jutland: Great sea battle during which the 'Warrior' was sunk after sustaining heavy damage. - 31 May 1916 - Jutland, North Sea Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1921 - Sussex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1922 - Farnham, Surrey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1923 - Farnham, Surrey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 22 Apr 1929 - Southampton, Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1933 - Farnham, Surrey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeparture - Destination. Tenerife. Spain. Aboard the 'Almeda Star' of the Blue Star Line. Accompanied by his brother Percy and wife Ethel. Residence 10 Palace Court. London (Percy's Home). Occupation. Admiral R.N. - 14 Jul 1934 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - Departure. Buenos Aires. via Rio de Janeiro. Brazil. Aboard the 'Andalucia Star' of the Blue Star Line. Residence Gold Hill. Farnham. Surrey. Occupation. Vice Admiral R.N. (retired). Accompanied by wife Ethel, daughter Viola, and brother Percy.ex-M.P. - 9 Aug 1934 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeparture - 15 Sep 1935 - Southampton, Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - Departure. Mombasa. Kenya via Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. Aboard the 'Bloemfontein' of the United Netherlands Navigation Co. Residence. Gold Hill. Farnham. Surrey. Accompanied by wife Ethel and daughter Viola. - 9 Dec 1935 - Southampton, Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - Departure. Durban. South Africa via Natal, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. Aboard the 'Arundel Castle' of the Union Castle Mail Steamship Company Ltd. Residence Gold Hill. Farnham. Surrey. Occupation Retired R.N. Unaccompanied. - 6 Jul 1936 - Southampton, Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWitness - Vincent and wife Ethel were witnesses at the marriage of daughter Viola to Peter Macmillan. - 9 Feb 1937 - Sussex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Nov 1952 - Farnham, Surrey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - To Viola Barkly Mary McMillan (Daughter and Single Woman). To Archibald Mainwaring Robertson (Brother-in-Law). No occupation. and to Owen Bulmer Howell. Solicitor. Effects. £7002 12s10d. - 12 Jan 1953 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Farnham, Surrey Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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