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Dr Henry Abergevenny Wootten
« on: Tuesday 15 August 17 22:20 BST (UK) »
Trying to trace any information on the above. He is buried in St Michaels Churchyard in Dumfries and died on the 26th July 1871. He was a widower and his late wife was Edith? Lindsay. As far as can be determined he saw action in the Crimean War and at Waterloo but there seems to be a dearth of information. A look through the 19th century newspapers drew a blank although I have yet to try the local Dumfries papers. He does not appear to have owned property and is absent from the earlier census forms. any information to satisfy my curiosity would be most welcome

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Re: Dr Henry Abergevenny Wootten
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 15 August 17 22:58 BST (UK) »
When and where was he born? Name sounds more English than Scottish and his middle name is Welsh

Have you downloaded a copy of his death cert to establish his parents names?
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Re: Dr Henry Abergevenny Wootten
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 15 August 17 23:05 BST (UK) »
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Dr Henry Abergevenny Wootten

Scotlands People show surname as Wootton and he was 81 when he died

Middle name shows as Abergavan - limitation on characters but possibly an indication it was Abergavanny

Presume he is not connected to your FH
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Re: Dr Henry Abergevenny Wootten
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 16 August 17 10:11 BST (UK) »
"1873 , 4th April , the Will of Henry Wootton formerly of Calcutta in India but late of Bridgewater House Tunbridge Wells in the County of Kent , Surgeon who died 26th of July 1871 at Dumfries in North Britain was proved at the Principal Registry by Elionor Wootton of 33 St. Paul's Road Kennington in the County of Surrey , spinster the daughter of the sole Executrix."
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Re: Dr Henry Abergevenny Wootten
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 16 August 17 11:01 BST (UK) »
Short bio here www.myheritage.com/research/record-90100-117461552/the-medical-times-and-gazette-vol-43

If you are checking the Dumfries papers, there is an article here www.pressreader.com/uk/dumfries-galloway-standard/20150626/281668253623735 but link is broken

His MI at St Michael's Cemetery here https://archive.org/stream/memorialsstmich00mdogoog/memorialsstmich00mdogoog_djvu.txt reads (as showing on line):

An honoured veteran of good birth and high oonnections
is commemorated by a tasteful monument erected as a loving
filial tribute by his daughters. It bears the following
inscription :

** Sacred to the memory of Dr Henry Abergavenny Wootton ;
departed this life at Dumfries, 26th July 1871 ; youngest son of Sir
William Wootton, Kt., M.D., of Brook Street, Grosv^ior Square,
London ; and Mary, his wife, daughter of Colonel Charles White, and
granddaiighter of the Bight Honoimble Stephen Foyntx, and niece ci
the Bight HonoorableMaifaretGeorgianftGoantess^peaoer. Entenng
ths nsyy tm a midshipman he terved at the battle of Irafalgar. Trans-
ferring his services to the armj, he was present at Baidajos, Sala-
manoa, and other battles of the Peninsnlar War, and at Waterloo ;
and received three medals and two clasps. Studying medicine he
rejoined the armj, and served for scMne yean in India. In 1^ he
married Elisa Easter Tncej, danghter of the Bight Honooiahle
James Tracey; and to their honoored and loved parents is this
memorial raised by their only and surviving children, Eliaa, Eaiomnr,
and Julia, A.D. 1872. As an officer brave, as a physieian akilfnl and
humane, a true Christian, and dutiful in all the relations of Ufe.
His latter end was peace.'*

A Fecumbent cross placed over the grave plot bears the
hallowed words of the sixth beatitude, ^ Blessed are the pore
in heart, for they shall see God."

In the conrae of Dr. Wootton's adventarooff career he
experienced not a few perilons incidents by flood and field :
he was twice wounded, and after the victory of Trafalgar he
was captiqred by the French, bnt managed to escape from
prison by disguising himself in female attire. In addition to
several good service badges, he received a Government reward
for saving a besieged garrison by picking up a shell thrown
in by the enemy and tossing it over a parapet before it got
time to burst. Domestic affairs brought the worthy veteran
to this town, where he died at a very advanced age.


Monica
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Re: Dr Henry Abergevenny Wootten
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 16 August 17 15:09 BST (UK) »
Many thanks to all for the useful information. This has been most helpful. I will check to see if he was living with a relative in Dumfries-possibly due to ill health

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Re: Dr Henry Abergevenny Wootten
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 23 August 17 20:32 BST (UK) »
Have found out that Dr Henry Wootton died at Sunnyside Noblehill Dumfries in a house rented by his daughter Elinor on 26th July 1871. She took occupation after the 1871 census and only appears on the Valuation roll for 1871 and part of 1872. Am unable to determine what brought father and daughter to Dumfries. There is also a memorial to Elinor and her two sisters next to her fathers grave but they are not buried there

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Re: Dr Henry Abergevenny Wootten
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 23 August 17 20:59 BST (UK) »
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