Northern Irish & Northern English Roots: JACKSONs & ODDIES & BROWNES & others

Entries: 15957    Updated: 2017-12-23 17:15:02 UTC (Sat)    Owner: Sharon Brown    Home Page: JACKSONs & relations in Ulster 1700-1900s  Note: You will leave RootsWeb

Index | Descendancy | Register | Pedigree | Ahnentafel | Download GEDCOM

  • ID: I1337
  • Name: William TOLLEMACHE
  • Given Name: William
  • Surname: Tollemache
  • Suffix: Capt. 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1662 in Ham House, Richmond, London, England
  • Christening: Feb 1661/62
  • Death: 25 May 1691 in West Indies 3 4
  • Event: Baptised
  • Note: Stirnet: www.stirnet.com/genie/data/british/tt/tollemache1. php
  • Education:
  • Note: At age 9, he we sent to the ancient Burgh School at Linlith gow near Edinburgh. p95 "Elizabeth opf the Sealed Knot" Dor een Cripps.
  • Event: NOTE
  • Note:
    http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=w yndrunner111&id=I4898

    William was sent to St. Andrew's University to be educated . He was a delicate boy and he became sickly there so retur ned home in 1679. He was sent to Paris and did well there . He attended school there for two years. He became the you ngest Captain to lead the Academists in their military trai ning. In 1681 he killed William Carnegie in a duel. Willia m petitioned King Louis for a pardon on the grounds that Wi lliam Carnegie instigated the duel and he was only defendin g himself, but was denied. The Talmash family was out of fa vor with the crown at the time, so William left, but late r turned himself in. He was fined 6000 pounds, which his br other Thomas paid. They went to Italy where William joine d the Navy. He had quite a temper and it kept him from grow ing roots in any one place for long. He fought a duel in 16 85 and killed the purser on the H. M. S. Diamond. He was fo und guilty of manslaughter, but was pardoned. This helped t o sober him up and he had no more troubles. He obtained th e rank of Captain in 1689. He supposedly died in1694 in th e West Indies.
    Of note are the Suffolk Chronicle Newspaper stories from 19 14. The stories say that after the second duel, William wen t to Helmingham and remained there for the remainder of hi s life. He is said to have married a farmers daughter and h ad a son named Nicholas. Nicholas had a son named William , that was a clerk at Tattingstone Church in Suffolk. Ther e is a tombstone there that reads "In memory of William Tal mash, who departed this life the 22nd of July 1804, aged 8 3 years. An honest man's the noblest work of God." This sto ry cannot be proved so must remain as one of two possibilit ies.
  • _UID: E0BCE9C277DE4B3E989FB9CC81F2D5C0E985
  • Change Date: 3 Aug 2015 at 09:08



    Father: Lionel TOLLEMACHE b: Abt Apr 1624 in Of Helmingham, Suffolk, England
    Mother: Elizabeth MURRAY b: 1626

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth BLOOMFIELD
    • Married: 1686 5
    • Change Date: 22 Mar 2016
    Children
    1. Has Children Nicholas TOLLEMACHE b: Abt 1682

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: Amy Lloyd's Family History
      Title: Amy Lloyd's Family History
      Quality: 3
      Text: A well supported and interesting tradition is handed down i n certain families in South Africa, England and. Manitoba , that they are descended from a son of his named NICHOLA S by a secret marriage of William Tollemache of Coddenhea , to Susan Blomfield of Coddenham on 25th March 1686. The s ecret marriage took place while he was outlawed and his eld er brother looked after his wife and children. NOTE: The fa mily story is that there was this secret marriage, althoug h official records claim he died unmarried. I find all th e correspondence confusing. There is one part alleging marr iage to Elizabeth BACON andanother bit alleging marriage t o Elizabeth BLOMFIELD. Are they the same woman with a fak e name to hide true identity?
    2. Abbrev: Amy Lloyd's Family History
      Title: Amy Lloyd's Family History
      Quality: 3
      Text: CAPTAIN TOLLEMACHE was born 1663 the youngest son of the Du chess ofLauderdale by her first husband. Sir Lionel Tollema che of Helmington,Suffolk.

      When in Paris in 1681 he had a duel with the Hon. William C arnegie and wounded him mortally with his sword. Arrested b y the French authorities, he was tried at the Castalet lege r and only escaped by a fine of £2,000 paid by his mother . He was outlawed and seems to havemade his way to Genoa , and after a couple of years joined the Fleet at Tangiers , which had gone to take away the Garrison and hand the pla ce over to the Sultan. His outlawry having been reversed , he was pardoned by the House of Lords and came home.

      On January 4th 1685 he deposed (c.f. Colonial s.p. vol. I V 33.1.11)before Governor William Stapleton, that a month p ast he went with others from Barbados on private enterpris e in trade, and in sight of"Saltertudas" (a French sloop) o rdered them to strike and plundered the vessel - after a fe w days discharged.

      On August 20th 1685 Stede the Deputy Governor of Barbados w rote:

      "Mr. W. Tollemache, son of the Duchess of Lauderdale, who k illed the purser of H..1.S. Diamond, is here on bail and be gs to be brought to trial as soon as possible. I therefor e granted. a special commissionand summoned two juries. Wit h due respect to his quality and to the justice of the caus e. He was found guilty of manslaughter only. He was allowe d benefit of clergy and he chose to be burnt in the hand t o savehim from being appealed. to England."
      Colonial State Papers, letters to Lords of Trade and Planta tions.

      The King granted him a commission as Lieutenant of the "Woo lwich" on October 5th 1688. He became Captain of the "Lark " the following December, and of the "Berkeley Castle" in 1 689. As Captain of H.M.S. Jersey -8 guns - he went to th e WestIndies in November 1690. On May 16th 1691 he accomp anied the expedition under Admiral Laurence Wright agains t Guadaloupe. He seemsto have been attacked by yellow feve r on the way back, and died on May 25th at the age of 28 ei ther at sea or at Antigua. The arrears of pay were paid t o Mr. Cox by letter of the Duchess of Lauderdale 1693.
    3. Abbrev: www.thepeerage.com
      Title: www.thepeerage.com
      Quality: 3
      Text: He died on 25 May 1691 at West Indies, unmarried.
      Captain William Tollemache gained the rank of Captain in th e serviceof the Royal Navy.1 He killed Hon. William Carnegi e in 1681 at Paris,France, in a duel.
    4. Abbrev: Miscellaneous
      Title: Miscellaneous
      Quality: 3
      Text: http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/online/content/Dysart1643 .htm
      Died in command of HMS Jersey.
    5. Abbrev: Amy Lloyd's Family History
      Title: Amy Lloyd's Family History
      Text: "Extract of a letter from Aunt Eliza Ball née Park to her d aughterLizzie Arbuthnot at the age of 85. Erin Cottage Febr uary 17, 1909Wynberg."
  • We want to hear from you! Take our WorldConnect survey

    Index | Descendancy | Register | Pedigree | Ahnentafel | Download GEDCOM

    Printer Friendly Version Printer Friendly Version Search Ancestry Search Ancestry Search WorldConnect Search WorldConnect Join Ancestry.com Today! Join Ancestry.com Today!

    WorldConnect Home | WorldConnect Global Search | WorldConnect Help
    We want to hear from you! Take our WorldConnect survey

    RootsWeb.com is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. The creator of each GEDCOM is solely responsible for its content.