Markham of Chesterfield
Ancestors and Descendants of John Markham
1803 - 1857
||15 Aug 1803
||Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas
||11 Oct 1857
||London, England, -Kensal Green Cemetery
||8 May 2018 |
||William Wylly, b. Abt 1755, North Carolina, USA , d. Jan 1828, Devon Co, England |
||Matilda Martha Mathews, b. 1765-1770, Flatbush, Kings Co, New York, USA , d. Yes, date unknown |
- Harriet Elizabeth Wylly was born 1803 in Nassau, Bahamas, the daughter of William Wylly and Matilda (or Martha) Mathews. She probably grew up at the Wylly family home outside of Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas. It is known that some of her brothers were educated in England, and it seems possible that Harriet and her sisters also spent time there.
In 1822, Harriet Wylly was married to John De La Poer Beresford. He was born in 1796 in Ireland where his father, George de la Poer, was for many years Bishop of Kilmore and Ardagh. He was a student at the University of Cambridge (England) in 1815; and served as Colonial Secretary of the Island of St Vincent, West Indies, for 31 years. At some point he also served as Chief Justice of the Island.
Saint Vincent is a volcanic island in the Caribbean, the largest island of the country Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It is located in the Caribbean Sea, between Saint Lucia and Grenada. The territory was disputed between France and the United Kingdom in the 18th century, before being ceded to the British in 1763 and again in 1783. It gained independence in 1979. Kingstown is the chief town.
Harriet Wylly and John Beresford were the parents of eight identified children ? George William D Beresford; Marcus Wylly D Beresford; William Car D Beresford; John Hill D Beresford; Henry Clements D Beresford; Charlotte Eliza Beresford; Mary Bayley Beresford; and Anne Matilda Beresford. Most, if not all, of the Beresford children were born on the Island of Saint Vincent, between the years 1823-1845. In their adult lives they resided primarily in England and Australia.
John D Beresford and his wife Harriet Wylly Beresford returned to England after their years of service in the West Indies, and resided in the county of Southampton. John died in the village of Shirley, Southampton in 1856. In the following year, 1857, Harriett died in London. A Bishop?s Transcript records her burial at All Souls Cemetery, Kensal Green, Kensington and Chelsea, England, but a marker has not been identified.
Notes for Harriet Elizabeth Wylly; compiled by Pamela Hutchison Garrett, 2018; for Markham of Chesterfield website.