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Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Picton Fleetwood
« on: Monday 08 May 17 08:56 BST (UK) »
Seeing the helpful responses I have had to my inquiry about Alexander Will, I will put another question forward.
My husband and I have a war history museum on our farm on the south coast of Western Australia. I try to research as much as possible about the former owners of the items we display so that we can tell their stories.
One such grouping belonged to a Lt Col Thomas Picton Fleetwood. He served in the African wars prior to the Boer War. We have a beautifully carved wooden lap desk that was made by Thomas for his wife in 1892. On the inside of the desk is a tiny label which was written by his wife. It states that as her husband was making the locks for the desk, his chisel slipped and he almost severed his thumb. This led to his death from "blood poison" on 5th January 1893. The locks are still within the desk.
In response to this, his wife embroidered a box to place her desk in. It has IM on top (In Memorium) and the date. The four sides have his regimental insignia plus his family crest while the top has flowers.
My question relates to a coincidence, or does it? The box and desk were purchased on eBay in Australia. While looking for information about TPF, I located a baby born in Albury NSW on 5th September 1896 who was called Thomas Picton Fleetwood Kershaw. It seems too unlikely that the parents would have chosen all three names for their child randomly. I cannot establish any connection between them.
Any thoughts?

Thanks,
Kathryn.

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Re: Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Picton Fleetwood
« Reply #1 on: Monday 08 May 17 09:30 BST (UK) »
There is a tree on Anc that lists the child as the son of William Thomas Kershaw b 1867 Leicester and Elizabeth Kingsley b 1868  Nenagh, Tipperary, Ireland.  Elizabeth is listed as the daughter of
James Toler Kingsley b 1830  and Frances Jackson Fleetwood b 1846 both born in Ireland.   Frances died in  1922 in Victoria, Australia 

Could Thomas Picton Fleetwood have had any Irish connections? :-\ There is a
Thomas Picton Fleetwood in the tree b 1839 Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland??

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Re: Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Picton Fleetwood
« Reply #2 on: Monday 08 May 17 10:09 BST (UK) »
Many thanks for your response Kay. The only information I have about TPF is that he served in the Lancashire Fusiliers. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and put on half-pay, 3 July 1888

Thomas married Elizabeth LUBY, daughter of Rev Thomas LUBY D.D. and Jane RATHBORNE. I am unsure whether Elizabeth married again or whether she was young enough to have children. I had thought that TPFK could be her son. His mother's name was Elizabeth?

As to the possibility of an Irish connection, I have no idea.

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Re: Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Picton Fleetwood
« Reply #3 on: Monday 08 May 17 10:19 BST (UK) »
Yes - it does appear to tie in with this tree

Thomas Picton Fleetwood is listed as the brother of Frances Jackson Fleetwood who was the grandmother of Thomas Picton Fleetwood Kershaw

The tree lists Thomas Picton Fleetwood on
19 Nov 1857 as an Ensign 8th Kings Liverpool Reg
1 Apr 1870 London  8th Foot Made a  Captain without purchase. London Gazette
Wife Elizabeth Luby
And Death 5 Jan 1893 Hotel Riche Mont Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland  working on the lock of a desk cause the death by Blood Poisoning


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Re: Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Picton Fleetwood
« Reply #4 on: Monday 08 May 17 10:30 BST (UK) »
You're a star Kay! That's brilliant. Thanks so much.

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Re: Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Picton Fleetwood
« Reply #5 on: Monday 08 May 17 10:36 BST (UK) »
Always great when things fall into place.   ;D

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Re: Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Picton Fleetwood
« Reply #6 on: Monday 08 May 17 10:42 BST (UK) »
It certainly is. I have been trying to make that connection for a couple of years now and you did it in less than an hour. Wonderful!

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Re: Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Picton Fleetwood
« Reply #7 on: Monday 08 May 17 12:34 BST (UK) »
Great result and a very interesting tale :)
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Cummins, Miskelly(IRELAND + NZ) ,Leggett (SFK + NFK ENGLAND + NZ),Purdy ( NBL ENGLAND + NZ ), Shaw YKS, LANCs + NZ), Holdsworth(LINCS +LANCS + NZ), Moloney, Dean, Fitzpatrick, ( County Down,IRE) Newby(NBL.ENG, Costello(IRE), Ivers, Murray(IRE),Reay(NBL.ENG) Reid (BERW.SCOTLAND)

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Re: Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Picton Fleetwood
« Reply #8 on: Monday 08 May 17 12:50 BST (UK) »
I have to say that someone else on Ancestry had already done the research and I was lucky to find it :)

Kay