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Sir Henry Bartle Edward 
Frere
1815 - 1884


Sir Henry Bartle Edward 
Frere
, K.C.B., K.C.G.S.J. one of 14 children. He was the grandson of John Frer, MP for Norwich, and his uncle was John Hookham Frere, British Ambassador to Portugal & Junta Spain during the Peninsula Wars. Another uncle was William Frer, Master of Downing College, Cambridge. Bartle Frere entered the Bombay Civil Service in 1834 and by 1862 had become the confidential adviser to the Governor of Bombay. In 1872 he was sent to Zanzibar to negotiate the suppression of the slave trade, and to this day there is a village near Mombasa named Freretown after him. In 1876 he was made GCB and a baronet, and in 1877 became Governor of the Cape and First High Commissioner of South Africa, and was involved in the Zulu wars of 1879. Chief Commissioner in Sindh, 1850-9. Recorded at the 1881 census: Household: Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability George WILDING Head M Male 36 Bangor Lodging Housekeeper Annie WILDING Wife M Female 34 Bangor George I. WILDING Son Male 2 Middlesex, England Walter W. WILDING Son Male 9 m Middlesex, England Henry Bantle E. FRERE Boarder M Male 65 Brecknock, Wales Baronet Privy Councellor Retired Indian Civil Servant Catherine FRERE Boarder M Female 60 Honduras, West Indies (Wife Of Above) Mary E.J. FRERE Boarder U Female 35 Bitton, Gloucester, England (Daur Of Above) Catherine F. FRERE Boarder U Female 32 Saltard, East Indies (Daur Of Above) Georgine H.C. FRERE Boarder U Female 31 Mahabuleskion, East Indies (Daur Of Above) Eliza F.J. FRERE Boarder U Female 24 Wimbledon, Surrey, England (Daur Of Above) Jane HARKNESS Boarder U Female 24 Whitlesea, Dumfries, Scotland Serv Ladysmaid Maud DOCKERILL Boarder U Female 16 Whitlesea General Serv (To Boarders) Rose MAYO Serv U Female 15 Middlesex, England General Serv Source Information: Dwelling 42 Duke Street Census Place London, Middlesex, England Family History Library Film 1341021 Public Records Office Reference RG11 Piece / Folio 0092 / 96 Page Number 6

Born: Brecknock, , , Wales 29th Mar 1815 Baptised:
Died: 29th May 1884Buried: St. Paul's cathedral, London, , , England 1884
Family:
Frere

Titles:

Ancestors
[ Patrilineage | Matrilineage | Earliest Ancestors | Force | Force2 | Set Relationship | Relationship | Options ]

1.
Sir Henry Bartle Edward 
Frere
(
Arthur
) 1815 - 1884
2.
Edward 
Frere
(
Greene
) 1770 - 1844
 
 
3.
Mary Anne 
Greene
(
Frere
) c. 1780 - 1846
6.
James 
Greene
* ante 1760
 

Siblings


1.
Edward 
Frere
1805 - 1841
2.
George Edward 
Frere
1807 - 1878
3.
William Edward 
Frere
* 1811
4.
John James Bartholemew 
Frere
1812 - 1864
5.
Lt. Richard Edward 
Frere
1817 - 1842
6.
Lt. Arthur Edward 
Frere
(
Price
) 1825 - 1848

Spouses



1. 10th Oct 1844
Catherine 
Arthur
(
Frere
) 1821 - post 1890

Descendants
[ Options ]

a.
Catherine 
Arthur
(
Frere
) 1821 - post 1890
1.
Mary Eliza Isabella 
Frere
1846 - post 1881
2.
Catherine Frances 
Frere
1849 - post 1881
3.
Georgina Hamilton Chichester 
Frere
1850 - post 1881
4.
Bartle Compton Arthur 
Frere
1854 - post 1890
5.
Eliza Frederica Jane 
Frere
1866 - post 1881
Sources

  • Family Archivists: see
    Frere
Census

Timeline


29th Mar 1815Born Brecknock, Wales
10th Oct 1844Married
Catherine 
Arthur
(
Frere
) 1821 - post 1890
1851Head of household in 1851 census (census) Sindh, India
1876
Sir Henry Bartle Edward 
Frere
(
Arthur
) 1815 - 1884 inherited the title
Frere
  [Bt]
29th May 1884Died
1884Buried London, England
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