The Myers Family History
The Maurice family c1920
Back row from left: My grandfather A.H.M. Maurice, his mother Ida Muriel Maurice,
his brother Phillip Wroughton Maurice, Miss Nash (Emily Montagu's housekeeper)
Front row: Edward Beauclerk Maurice, Miss Weeks (governor of Christ's Hospital),
Barbara Joan Maurice.
The Christ's Hospital School parade
St Matthew's Day, 1924, London.
Arthur and Phillip Maurice, circled
In 2004 Edward Beauclerk Maurice published 'The Last of the Gentlemen Adventurers: Coming of Age in the Arctic' the story of his five years spent as an apprentice fur trader for the Hudson's Bay Company and his life with the Eskimos.
Read an excellent review here: Review of The Last Gentleman Adventurer
Hudson's Bay Company Archives: Biographical Sheet for E.B. Maurice
Descendants of Thelwall Blisset Maurice
Generation No. 1
1. THELWALL BLISSET MAURICE was born 1767, and died 1830. He married ANNE BREWER.
Joined Dr Pinckney in practice in Malborough. Six generations of his family have continued to this day in the practice
Children of THELWALL MAURICE and ANNE BREWER are:
i. THELWALL MAURICE, b. 1795; m. BESSIE BULLOCK, 1819.
Notes for THELWALL MAURICE:
Apprenticed as an apothecary to his father.
Continued training at St Thomas' Hospital
Qualified as M.R.C.S., L.S.A. in 1816
Consultant surgeon to Royal Berkshire Hospital
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons 1844
2. ii. JOHN PIERCE MAURICE, b. 1798; d. 1874.
iii. DAVID PIERCE MAURICE, b. 1802; d. 1880. Joined his father, Thelwall in practice in Malborough
iv. THOMAS MAURICE, m. (1) HARRIET SHERWOOD; m. (2) JANE MARTHA CROOME. Rector of Harnhill, Gloucestershire for 41 years
v. JAMES MAURICE.
Notes for JAMES MAURICE:
After the death of his uncle he returned to Wales in 1838 to live with his aunt at Ruthin, Denbighshire.
At the age of 44 he qualified as a barrister and was called to the bar in 1853.
He became Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Denbigh.
He was Mayor of Ruthin for 4 successive years.
vi. ANNE MAURICE. Died aged 1 year old
vii. MARY ELIZABETH MAURICE. Died aged 21 years
viii. ELLINOR MAURICE, m. TOM BULLOCK.
ix. JANE PIERCE MAURICE, m. G. PILCHER, President of the Medical Society in London
x. MARTHA MAURICE, m. R.D. GRAINGER, Fellow of the Royal Society and member of the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons
Generation No. 2
2. JOHN PIERCE MAURICE was born 1798, and died 1874. He married JANE LUCY POWYS 1836, daughter of THOMAS POWYS and HENRIETTA GUILLYM-ATHERTON. She was born 1811, and died 1905.
Notes for JOHN PIERCE MAURICE:
Rector of Michaelmarsh, Hampshire
Graduate of Brasenose College, Oxford
Children of JOHN MAURICE and JANE POWYS are:
i. LYTTLETON HENRY POWYS MAURICE, b. July 31, 1837, Sherbourne, Dorset; d. June 17, 1915, Boscombe, Hants; m. GEORGIANA ELIZABETH HEATHCOTE, 1864, New Forest, Hampshire; d. 1901.
Notes for LYTTLETON HENRY POWYS MAURICE:
Caius College Cambridge Adm 1859
Ord Deacon Lichfield 1864
Priest Chester 1865
Curate of Wednesbury, Staffs 1864-6
PC of Nutley Lane, Surrey 1866-9
Curate of Bletchingley 1870-2
Rector & Vicar of Northover, Somerset 1872-1902
ii. ATHERTON POWYS MAURICE, b. 1839; d. October 14, 1865, At sea.
iii. CHARLES JOHN MAURICE, b. 1842, Romsey, Hampshire; d. 1924, Headington, Berkshire.
3. iv. ARTHUR CORBET MAURICE, b. 1844, Romsey, Hampshire; d. 1908.
Generation No. 3
3. ARTHUR CORBET MAURICE was born 1844 in Romsey, Hampshire, and died 1908. He married EMILY STUART MONTAGU January 15, 1884, daughter of JOHN MONTAGU and ISABELLA BEAUCLERK. She was born April 1849, and died December 17, 1940.
Notes for ARTHUR CORBET MAURICE:
Royal Bengal Fusiliers 101st Foot regiment
11 years service Instructor of Musketry 1871
Ensign 1862, Lieutenant 1866
Children of ARTHUR MAURICE and EMILY MONTAGU are:
4. i. ARTHUR WROUGHTON MONTAGU MAURICE, b. 1885; d. June 26, 1913, Somerset.
ii. JOHN FREDERICK ALGERNON MAURICE, b. March 25, 1887; d. May 07, 1945.
Generation No. 4
4. ARTHUR WROUGHTON MONTAGU MAURICE was born 1885, and died June 26, 1913 in Somerset. He married IDA MURIEL SYKES March 31, 1909 in Pilton, Somerset, daughter of GEORGE SYKES and EMILIE DAWSON.
Children of ARTHUR MAURICE and IDA SYKES are:
i. ARTHUR HAROLD MONTAGU MAURICE, b. July 05, 1909, Wales; d. 1996, Feilding, NZ; m. MARGARET CECIL MYERS, September 13, 1932, St John's Church, Feilding.
ii. PHILLIP WROUGHTON MAURICE, b. 1910, Long Ashton, Somerset; d. Taupo, NZ; m. MARGERY DURRANT.
iii. BARBARA JOAN MAURICE, b. 1912, Taunton, Somerset; d. 2002, Rotorua, NZ; m. MATTHEW DURRANT.
iv. EDWARD BEAUCLERK MAURICE, b. 1913, Long Ashton, Somerset; d. September 2003, Crowborough, Sussex.
Maurice D. The Marlborough Doctors: Six generations of one family's medical practice since 1792. Gloucestershire; A. Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1994.