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Maj. Henry 
Piercy
1820 - 1888


Maj. Henry 
Piercy
, Retired caotain HMS (1861). Retired major of HM Service (1871). "Served in the Indian Army as Paymaster from 1840 until 1852 and then joined the Turkish Contingent in the Crimea. Died Tatsfield, Surrey 1/2/1888." "Mike Whitehead" wrote: (2004) regimental papers confirm that Henry Piercy, born Kilrush, County Clare, Ireland 20/3/1820 enlisted by purchase as an Ensign in the 2nd Queens Foot on 9/3/1838. He made Lieutenant without purchase and then on 7/8/1846 transferred to the 75th Foot by exchange. On 12/8/1847 he became Paymaster and in this rank then moved by exchange to the 37th Foot on 16/6/1848. He served in the East Indies, Scinde and Ceylon. On 19/10/1847 he married Matilda Anne Temple Bellew at St. Georges Hanover Square, London. Their daughters were Frances and Ellen - the latter having been born in New York in1860. Matilda's father was Capt. Frances John Bellew of the HEICS and author of "Memoirs of a Griffin". Henry Piercy's papers state that he was placed on the half pay of his former commission of Lieutenant 14/5/1850. I have searched the Paymaster General's Army Half pay Establishment Books for 1848-1853 vol1-2 KTOZ and can find no reference to my man. The papers are indistinct but it looks as though he was at "Monahur" at some stage. Wherever that is. Where else might any record of his pension be found? Was the rank of Paymaster equivalent to Major? I am fairly sure that this was how Piercy described himself in later life. Henry Piercy and family were living in West Tarring, Sussex for the 1871 census. Also at this address were Charles Crutchley aged 9 and Edgar Crutchley aged 8. At the time of his widow's death, he was referred to as Major Turkish Contingent. Boyd's Inhabitants Of London & Family Units 1200-1946 BELLEW Francis John 1819 Name Capt. Francis John Bellew H.E.I.C.S. of D.A.C.G. Bengal Father Robert Bellew of Ballindinnis Cork Mother Sophia Fowke daughter of Joseph Fowke Born 1799 Married 1819 1st wife Anne Temple of Hylton Castle Durham dau. of Simon Temple died 1869 children Francis Temple m. - Wheeler and had issue Frank m. - and Almira m. - Jones and Louisa m. - Patrick Beckett m. Wint and had issue Frank and Maud Sophia Jane m. 1845 Walter Logan Mailtda Ann Temple m. 1847 Maj. Henry Piercy Frances Charlotte Caroline m. 1863 Maj. Robert Roy Adams EMily Mary Wright m. 1860 Maj. Gen. Robert Logan Crutchley -- Capt. Francis John Bellew m. 2nd Shout and had a dai. Ismay

Born: Leadmore, Kilrush, co. Clare, , Ireland 20th Mar 1820 Baptised:
Died: Tatsfield, Surrey, , England 1st Feb 1888 Buried:
Family:
Piercy

Ancestors
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1.
Maj. Henry 
Piercy
(
Bellew
) 1820 - 1888
2.
 

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Spouses



1. St George's, Hanover Sq, London, , , England 19th Oct 1847
Matilda Anne Temple 
Bellew
(
Piercy
) 1832 - 1905

Descendants
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a.
Matilda Anne Temple 
Bellew
(
Piercy
) 1832 - 1905
1.
Francis 
Piercy
2.
Frances (Fanny) Matilda Stuart 
Piercy
(
Cox
) 1856 - 1931
2a.
Robert William 
Cox
(
Piercy
) c. 1856 - ante 1901
2.1.
Jack 
Cox
* ante 1877
2.2.
Reginald/Richard 
Cox
* ante 1877
2.3.
Eveline/Evelyn Bellew 
Cox
(
Hyland
) 1879 - post 1902
2.4.
Toonie Myra Millicent 
Cox
(
Whitehead
) 1880 - 1940 ...
2.5.
Mary 
Cox
1888 - post 1901
2.6.
Violet 
Cox
1894 - post 1901
2.7.
Dorothy 
Cox
1895 - post 1901
3.
Rosalie Ellen (Ellen/Nelly) Emily Mary 
Piercy
(
Grantham
) 1859 - 1912
3a.
3.1.
Percy Villiers Minnett 
Grantham
1886 - post 1901
3.2.
Helen Mary Irene 
Grantham
1887 - post 1901
3.3.
Lilian Mabel Ismay 
Grantham
1891 - post 1901
3.4.
Villiers 
Grantham
1892 - post 1901
3.5.
Maude Elizabeth Emily 
Grantham
1897 - post 1901
3.6.
Kathleen 
Grantham
* 1900
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20th Mar 1820Born Kilrush, co. Clare, Ireland
19th Oct 1847Married
Matilda Anne Temple 
Bellew
(
Piercy
) 1832 - 1905 London, England
1861Head of household in 1861 census (census) Stretford, Lancs., England
1871Head of household in 1871 census (census) West Tarring, Sussex, England
1st Feb 1888Died Tatsfield, Surrey, England
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