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Susan Matilda Wylly

Female 1789 - Bef 1834


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  • Born  29 Nov 1789  Rye, Sussex Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  Bef 1834 
    Person ID  I4076  markhamchest
    Last Modified  8 May 2018 

    Father  William Wylly,   b. Abt 1755, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1828, Devon Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Matilda Martha Mathews,   b. 1765-1770, Flatbush, Kings Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F1385  Group Sheet

    Family  Samuel Chambers,   b. 1780,   d. 29 Oct 1843, Plymouth, Devon Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1445  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Susan Matilda Wylly was born 1789, the daughter of William Wylly and Matilda (or Martha) Mathews. It is of interest to note that her christening occurred on the 29th of November 1789 in Rye, Sussex, England. There is no other record of the Wylly family living in England at this period, but it might suggest that they were there for a short time before William Wylly took up the his assignment in the Bahamas. Rye was the home of Matilda Mathews Wylly?s sister, Elizabeth Mathews Lamb and her husband James Lamb.

      Susan Matilda Wylly 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 likely that Susan, and her sisters, also spent time there.

      As a young woman, Susan Matilda Wylly was married to Lt Samuel Chambers, later a captain in the British Royal Navy. They were the parents of several children, including Matilda Wylly Chambers (unmarried), William Wylly Chambers (married Eliza Ann Hodgetts and Emma Ommanney), and Emma Wylly Chambers (married Edward Alfred John Harris). Susan died sometime before 1834, and her husband lived on until 1843.

      A few records related to the Chambers family:

      1841 Census of Hampshire, England; Portsmouth
      Saml Chambers; 59-63
      Matilda Chambers; 25-29; born Hampshire
      Emma Chambers; 21-25
      Mary Heron; 25-29
      William Jones; 33-37
      John Bell; 23-27; foreign

      Samuel Chambers RN; died 29 October 1843; 1800 Lieutenant; 6 June 1804 Commander; 12 August 1812 Captain; 1831 Captain in Ocean, Sheerness; 30 October 1840 until 28 October 1843, Captain in Monarch (from commissioning at Sheerness until paying off at Chatham), Mediterranean.

      October 29th [1843] at the Royal Naval Hospital, Stonehouse, Capt. Samuel Chambers, RN (1812), late of the Monarch.
      [source] The United Service Magazine, Volume 43; Colburn, 1843.

      Will of Samuel Chambers, Captain in the Royal Navy; PROB 11/1989/249; 22 December 1843; The National Archives, Kew.

      The First Xanthos Expedition, 1841-42: . . . Captain Samuel Chambers of the Monarch decided to stop in Piraeus, owing to the poor health of some of his crew, and Il Mediterraneo of 20 June 1842 reported from Athens that "It is with regret we have to announce the deaths of Major Giles Meach and Lieutenant Alfred Burton RM of the Monarch by malaria fever contracted at Xanthos. These officers were buried with full military honours due to their rank." . . . There were other fatalities on the Monarch, and Chambers himself died of a recurrence of the disease in October 1843. At the end of June 1842 the Monarch finally arrived in Malta. On board were 69 cases containing hundreds of pieces of the Nereid Monument and nine more holding the Harpy Tomb frieze and the animal slabs from the City wall. They were loaded onto the HMS Cambridge for transport to England, where they arrived in December 1842. Early in 1843 some of the marbles were exhibited at the British Museum, where they "caused a major sensation". (Slatter 1994)
      [source] Souvenirs and New Ideas; Diane Fortenberry; Oxbow Books, 2013. 2013

      The Will with a Codicil of Matilda Wylly Chambers formerly of Southampton in the County of Southampton afterwards of Halstead-place Sevenoaks in the County of Kent, but late of 43 Belvedere Road Upper Norwood in the County of Surrey Spinster who died 13 July 1879 at 43 Belvedere road was proved at the Principal Registry by the Reverend Charles William Belgrave Rector of North Kilworth in the County of Leicester Clerk the sole Executor.
      [source] Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England
      Note - Matilda Wylly Chambers is daughter of Samuel Chambers and Susan Matilda Wylly.

      William Wylly Chambers is only son of Capt. Sam. Chambers, R.N. (1812), who died 29 Oct. 1843, shortly after paying off the Monarch 84, by Susan Matilda, daughter of Wm. Wylly, Esq., H.M.

      Attorney-General at the Bahamas. This officer entered the Navy 29 Aug. 1823; passed his examination in 1829; and, on 16 Dec. in the same year, was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. He subsequently joined - 24 March, 1831, the Prince Regent 120, flag-ship of Rear-Admiral Wm. Parker,. . . Capt. Chambers married, 13 Oct. 1842, Eliza Ann, only child of J. W. Hodgetts, Esq., of Hagley, co. Worcester, by whom (who died 11 Oct. 1846) he has issue.
      [source] A Naval Biographical Dictionary by William Richard O'Byrne.

      The Will of William Wylly Chambers formerly of Havant in the County of Southampton but late of Great Durnford House in the Parish of Great Durnford in the County of Wilts Esquire, a Captain RN deceased who died 4 June 1860 at Great Durnford House aftersaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oaths of the Rev Reginald Pyndar Turner of Churchill in the County of Worcester Clerk and John Harward of Stourbridge in the same County Gentleman two of the Executors. 24 June 1861.
      [source] Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England.

      Edward Alfred John Harris married Emma Wylly Chambers; 4 Aug 1841; Saint Thomas, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
      Note - Emma Wylly Chambers is daughter of Samuel Chambers and Susan Matilda Wylly.

      Heir presumptive - his bro. Hon. Edward Alfred John [Harris], born in Spring Gardens 1808; mar. 1841, the youngest dau. of Capt. Samuel Chambers, R.N.; was educated at Eton, and at the Royal Naval College; became a capt. R.N. in 1843; was M.P. for Christchurch from 1844 to 1852; appointed a deputy-lieut. of Hants in 1846; British consul for Denmark and the Oresound Aug. 1852; chargé d'affaires and consul-general in the republic of Peru Dec. 1852; in the same capacity to the republic of Chili Jan. 1853.

      Notes for Susan Matilda Wylly; compiled by Pamela Hutchison Garrett, 2018; for Markham of Chesterfield website.