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See also Manohar Malgonkar, Unquiet Graves



INDIA AND FLORENCE'S ENGLISH CEMETERY


Florence became the final resting place for many persons from England, Scotland and Ireland who had been either born or who had lived under Indian skies. These could be retired military persons like George IV's natural son, Sir William Henry Sewell, or civil servants, like Christopher Webb Smith, and their wives and children. I give the Cemetery's Catalogue concerning them below, recognizing that others may also have seen service there but whose records in the English Cemetery might fail to note this.

In Florence, because of its openness, both English and Americans, especially those with exotic backgrounds, could be friends of each other more readily than could have been the case in either England or in America. Several of the ex-patriot women of the Anglo-Florentine circle came of mixed blood, different colours and other faiths. Elizabeth Barrett Browning herself had referred to her part slave ancestry. Maurice (Moisé) Baruch, the conscientious librarian of the English Church in Florence, found his resting place in the English Cemetery, buried by the Anglican Reverend Tottenham, his tomb inscribed in English and in German, the latter in fraktura script in 1867. Thomas Adolphus Trollope noted that the Hungarian patriot Ferencz Pulszky's talented beautiful Viennese wife, Therese Walther, was Jewish. Their son Gyula is buried here in a tomb showing him above the Florentine cityscape as seen from their villa.

* GYULA PULSZKY/ AUSTRIA/HUNGARY/ Pulszky/ Giulio/ Francesco/ Austria [later corrected to 'Hongrie']/ Firenze/ 19 Novembre/ 1863/ Anni 14/ 856/?/ Giulio Pulszky, Hongrie, Balog, fils de François Pulszky de Lubois e Cselfabra, et de Thérèse Walter/ Thomas Adolphus Trollope, What I Remember, II. 233-243, who quotes Franz Pulszky's letter to him, p.239, naming his surviving children, Augustus, Charles, Polixena, and Garibaldi/ [Boy above Florence] PULSZKY GYVLA/ SZBALOGON MART XXVII MDCCIL + FLORENCZBEN NOV XVIII MDCCCLXIII/ SIRATIAK A. KEDVES LEJAT/ SZULEI FERENCZ S TEBEZ/ NAGY ANYJA WALTER HENRIETTA/ TESTVEREI AGOST GABOR HARRIET KAROLY POLYXENA GARIBALDI/ F3F

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While Thomas Adolphus' friend, Isa Blagden, and his own wife, Theodosia Garrow Trollope, daughter of Joseph Garrow, were part Jewish, part East Indian. Nathaniel Hawthorne creates a composite of these in the exotic and beautiful character of Miriam in The Marble Faun. Elizabeth Barrett Browning described Isa Blagden's hospitable home in Bellosguardo with its view down upon Florence as that for her heroines, Aurora Leigh and Marian Erle. Henry James likewise delighted in visiting this vibrant exotic hostess. John Brett's fine painting from Isa's balcony includes the medieval walls as they were then, and huddled outside of them, to our left, the Hebrew Cemetery.


    
Robert Lytton, who had attended Elizabeth's funeral along with Isa, was the son of Edward Bulwer-Lytton, had published poetry under the name of 'Owen Meredith' and became Viceroy of India.


Elizabeth had hoped Lytton would marry Isa Blagden, for she had saved his life one summer in Bagni di Lucca, when the Brownings were also there, but Isa's mixed blood, part Jewish, part East Indian, prevented the match. They both wrote works about their romance: Lytton's Lucile, a kind of Aurora Leigh, in verse; Isa's Agnes Tremorne in prose. I am hoping someone will write a book about Isa and Lytton.  


^*°§ AMELIA (WATSON) BANKES/ ENGLAND/INDIA / 66. Bankes/ Emilia/ / / Livorno/ 1 Settembre/ 1871/ / 1138/ à Livourne, Emilie Bankes/ + GL23777/ N° 433/ Marriage G23774 N° 56+33/114 N° 56 19/03/46 Henry Brooks Banks to Amelia Watson at HBM, son of late Henry Bankes of Chelsea London, bride daughter of Charles Peter Watson of Calcutta, Rev Robbins; Burial of husband Henry 16/08/66, of children Esther 12/07/71, Henry 10/07/69/ AMELIA/ WIDOW OF/ HENRY BANKES/ BORN WATSON AT CALCUTTA/ DIED AT LEGHORN/ AGED 50 YEARS/ A3S(21)

*°§ ISABELLA BLAGDEN/ ENGLAND/INDIA/ +/135. Blagden/ Isabella/ Tommaso/ Svizzera/ Firenze/ 20 Gennaio/ 1873/ Anni 55/ 1194/ Isabelle Blagden, l'Angleterre, fille de Thomas/ GL23777/1 N°447, Burial 28/01, Rev. Tottenham/ Thomas Adolphus Trollope, What I Remember, II.173-175 / NDNB entry/ Henderson/ ISABELLA [Cross on Flower Garland] BLAGDEN/ BORN . . . DIED . . . 1873/ THY WILL BE DONE . . ./ F11C
[See Biblioteca e Bottega Fioretta Mazzei acquisitions]
 

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                                                                           Isa Blagden, portrait owned by Lilian Whiting, reproduced in Jeanette Marks,
                                                                           The Family of the Barrett, 1938. Even her portrait is indistinct.

ISABELLA BLAGDEN (1818-1873), is buried near her friends Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Theodosia Trollope : a love of liberty and a passionate involvement in the vicissitudes of the Italian Risorgimento cemented the friendship of these women who lived and wrote in Florence. Born in the East Indies, Isa Blagden came to live on the Bellosguardo hill in 1843. Although a talented poet and narrator (publishing as 'Ivory Beryl'), she is remembered for those human qualities which made her the gentle helpmate of R. Bulwer Lytton (Owen Meredith, the poet), the patient hostess of the old eccentric Walter Savage Landor , and an attentive observer of the Tuscan society of her times. Exotic mysticism and romanticism are mixed in her writing, now all but forgotten, effaced like the inscription on her tombstone (No. 1194). Yet her personality remains that of a lively, strong, passionate woman faithful to the most precious gift, that of friendship. [She, with Theoodosia Trollope, is the model for Nathanael Hawthorne's Miriam in The Marble Faun. See also Giuliana Artom Treves, The Golden Ring: The Anglo-Florentines (London: Longmans, Green, 1956), passim.] LS

ROSE AYLMER AND WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864) is the poets' poet, beloved by the Shelleys and the Brownings. He was impetuous, generous and difficult, a Romantic writer who had outlived that famous poetic generation of Keats, Shelley and Byron. He was born in Warwick, educated at Rugby and Trinity, and published Gebir at twenty-three, then again in 1803 in both English and in Latin. The idea for the Arabian tale of Gebir, set in Egypt, came from a book Rose Aylmer, the daughter of Lord Aylmer, had lent him. Gebir was Shelley's favourite poem. It was also admired by Southey. In 1799 the young and beloved Rose Aylmer sailed for Bengal with her aunt, Lady Russell, dying there of cholera.

This passage in Gebir where the sea-nymph offers a reward was admired by all, especially by Shelley.

But I have sinuous shells, of pearly hue
Within, and they that lustre have imbibed
In the sun's palace porch, where when unyoked
His chariot-wheel stands midway in the wave;
Shake one and it awakens, then apply
Its polisht lips to your attentive ear,
And it remembers its august abodes,
And murmurs as the ocean there.


Walter Savage Landor's quatrains are exquisite.

In 1909 the lines of his poem on Rose Aylmer were placed on her tomb in Calcutta.

Ah what avails the sceptred race,
Ah what the form divine!
What every virtue, every grace!
Rose Aylmer, all were thine.
Rose Aylmer, whom these wakeful eyes
May weep, but never see,
A night of memories and of sighs
I consecrate to thee.


°§ MARY (PERKINS) POUGET CELESTINI/ ENGLAND/INDIA?/ Puget [Pouget]/ Maria/ / Inghilterra/ Firenze/ 6 Marzo/ 1847/ / 356/ GL 23774 N°106, Maria Celestini, nata Perkins, widow of late Dr Joseph Anthony Pouget, wife of Signor Francesco Celestini, Burial 08/03, Rev Robbins/ see Pouget

^*°§ CHARLOTTE MARY FLORENTIA CLIVE/ ENGLAND/ Clive/ Carlotta M.a Flor.a/ Inghilterra/ Firenze/ 27 Maggio/ 1840/ Anni 17/ 202/ GL 23774 N° 7: d of Hon Robert and Lady Harriet Clive of Oakly Park Shropshire, Age 17.9 Burial 30-05, Rev. Tennant/ Henderson, notes relationship to Clive of India/ CHARLOTTE MARY FLORENTIA CLIVE AGED 17 YEARS 9 MONTHS AND DAUGHTER OF HON ROBERT HENRY AND THE LADY HARRIET CLIVE DIED MAY 27 1846/ C21N

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FANNY CREWE/ ENGLAND/ Crewe/ Fanny/ / Inghilterra/ Firenze/ 13 Novembre/ 1846/ Anni 56/ 347/ [Urn with drapery on column]/ GL 23774 N° 101: Burial 15-11, widow of Capt Crewe of East India Company, Age 54, Rev Robbins/ SACRED/ TO THE MEMORY OF/ FANNY RELICT OF THE LATE/ COL RICHARD CREWE/ OF THE MADRAS ARMY/ WHO DIED AT FLORENCE NOV 15TH 1846/ WEEP NOT SHE IS NOT DEAD BUT SLEEPETH/ A6R(73) /Sculptor: Pietro Bazzanti, Signature: P.BAZZANTI.F

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ANNIE DALLAS/ ENGLAND/INDIA/ Dallas/ Anna/ Arbutha/ Inghilterra/ Firenze/ 9 Gennaio/ 1865/ Anni 17/ 895/ Anna Dallas, l'Angleterre, fille de Arbutha Dallas et de Sophie Elisabeth/ GL23777/1 N°352, Burial 11/o1, Rev Pendleton/ SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF ANNIE, ONLY CHILD OF THE LATE CAPT/ ARBUTHNOT DALLAS INDIAN ARMY DIED JANUARY 9TH 1865// SHE IS NOT DEAD BUT SLEEPETH/ MARK 5.39// BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD./ MATTHEW 5.8/ A10R(138)/ Exquisite filigree cross in Sienese marble. Mother in Allori Cemetery has identical tomb.

* JAMES DENNIS/ IRELAND/ Denis/ Giacomo/ / Inghilterra/ Parma/ 6 Dicembre/ 1855/ Anni 48/ 586/ Dublin, royaume Irlanda/ & ANN (DENNIS) JOHNSON/ IRELAND/INDIA / [obelisk with castle on cube within wrought iron railing and gate] AT MEERUT OF THE NORTH WEST/ PROVINCES EAST INDIES IS BURRIED [sic]/ ANN THE DEARLY LOVED WIFE OF/ G. ROSS JOHNSON ESQUIRE OF THE INNER TEMPLE/ BARRISTER OF LAU (sic) AND THE SECOND DAUGHTER OF HIM COHOSE REMAINS LIE BURIED HERE/ DISTINGUISHED FOR THE GRACE AND LOVELINESS OF HER MIND AND PERSON SHE DIED . . ./. . AGED . . .  LEAVING A HUSBAND . . . TWO INFANT SONS TO DEPLORE THEIR LOSS// JACOBUS DENNIS. . . PATERNUS/ HUC RITE TRANSLATA/ LACRIMIS . . . SEQUITUR/ PARENTI OPTIMO/ . . . SOLVIT/ ATQUE UNA CUM  . . . / C21R/ James Dennis, Isaac Lumley, Massimiliano Zileri associated with Parma

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The beautiful iron railing to this tomb has now collpased and we seek funds to restore it.

*°§ HARRIET THEODOSIA FISHER (GARROW)/ ENGLAND/INDIA / Fischer/ Enrichetta Teodosia/ / Inghilterra/ Firenze/ 12 Novembre/ 1848/ Anni 37/ 393/ GL 23774 N° 26: Burial 14-11, Rev Robbins, Joseph Garrow's stepdaughter, Theodosia Garrow's half sister/ Thomas Adolphus Trollope, What I Remember, II.150-152, noting their mother was formerly a Miss Abrams and Jewish, who first married a naval officer, Fisher, then Joseph Garrow, whose own mother was East Indian; and that Harriet died of smallpox/ SACRED/ TO THE MEMORY OF/ HARRIET THEODOSIA FISHER/ STEP DAUGHTER OF JOSEPH GARROW/ OF BRADDONS TORQUAY DEVON ESQ/ WHO DIED UNIVERSALLY REGRETTED/ AT FLORENCE NOV 12 1848/ AGED 37 YEARS/ FOR ONE SO LOVING AND DUTIFUL/ OF GENEROUS COMPASSIONATE AND/ SELF DENYING LET US NOT WEEP AS THOSE WHO HAVE NO HOPE FOR/ WE KNOW THAT OUR BELOVED/ HAS RECEIVED HER REWARD/ D23G


^*°§ ELIZABETH MARGARET FOMBELLE/ ENGLAND/ Fombelle/ Elisabetta Margherita/ Giovanni/ Inghilterra/ Firenze/ 8 Gennaio/ 1865/ Anni 72/ 894/ Elisabeth Marguerite Fombelle, l'Angleterre, fille de John Fombelle/ GL23777/1 N° 351, widow, child of late Barris Crisp, Burial 10/01, age 73, Rev Pendleton/ SACRED/ TO THE/ MEMORY/ OF/ ELIZABETH MARGARET FOMBELLE/ WIDOW OF THE LATE JOHN FOMBELLE ESQ/ OF THE BENGAL CIVIL SERVICE/ SHE DEPARTED THIS LIFE UPON THE VIIITH DAY OF/ JANUARY MDCCCLXV/ HER KIND HEARTED AND LOVING DISPOSITION/ ENDEARED HER TO ALL WHO KNEW HER/ ROM XII.10/ E14H

^*°§ JOHN FOMBELLE/ ENGLAND / Fombelle/ Giovanni/ / Inghilterra/ Firenze/ 26 Novembre/ 1849/ / 421/ GL 23774 N° 143: Death 26-11, Burial 26-11, Rev Robbins/ Maquay Diaries: 21 Oct 1849; 26 Nov./ [ourobouros with sunburst]// SACRED/ TO THE MEMORY OF/ JOHN FOMBELLE ESQ.RE/ LATE OF THE E.I. COMPANY'S BENGAL CIVIL SERVICE/ WHO AFTER HAVING FILLED THE HIGHEST JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS IN THE/ PRESIDENCY OF BENGAL, IN A MANNER TO MERIT THE HIGHEST APPROBATION OF THE/ INDIAN GOVERNMENT, AND THE LOVE AND AFFECTION OF THE NATIVE COMMUNITY,/ RETIRED FROM PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT, AFTER A SERVICE OF 34 YEARS/ HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE AT FLORENCE ON THE 24TH NOVR MDCCCXLIX/ IN HIS EIGHTY SEVENTH YEAR, DEEPLY REGRETTED/ E14H/ Sculptor: Pietro Bazzanti, Signature: P.BAZZANTI.F.

^*°§ JOSEPH GARROW/ INDIA/ Garrow/ +/ Giuseppe/ / Inghilterra/ Firenze/ 10 Novembre/ 1867 [1857]/ Anni 67/ 624/ Joseph Garrow, d'Angleterre/ / father of Theodosia Garrow-Trollope (12 Aprile/ 1865/ Anni 46/ 904/+/ F11E), stepfather of Harriet Theodosia Fisher (12 Novembre/ 1848/ Anni 37/ 393/ D23G, epitaph written by Thomas Adolphus Trollope). See Giuliana Artom Treves, Golden Ring, pp. 137/ GL23777/1 N°242, Burial 12/11, Rev O'Neill; marriage of child Theodosia 03/04/48 to Thomas Adolphus Trollope at HBM (Hamilton), Joseph Garrow, Harriet Fisher, Frances Trollope present, Rev Robbins/ Maquay Diaries: 13 Nov 1857/ Thomas Adolphus Trollope, What I Remember, II.150-159/ HIC JACET IOSEPHUS GARROW/ ARMr/ DE BRADDONS IN AGRO DEVON/ APUD INDOS NATUS/ A.D. 1789/ FLORENTIAN DENATUS/ A.D. 1857/ F12G/ See Theodosia Trollope, Harriet Fisher


Joseph Garrow, Joseph Garrow, Eleanora Garrow

^*°§  SIR THOMAS SEVESTRE/ ENGLAND/ Sevestre/ Tommaso/ / Inghilterra/ Firenze/ 15 Febbraio/ 1842/ / 236/ GL 23774 N° 31: Burial, 17-02, Rev Tennant/ Thomas Adolphus Trollope, What I Remember, II.146-147, describes Sir Thomas Sevestre, as an old India Army surgeon called on at the Baths of Lucca to attend a dying duellist/ SACRED TO THE MEMORY/ OF/ SIR THOMAS SE . . . BART/ WHO . . . / . . . / F10E

*°§ + LADY GEORGINA HACKING SEWELL/ ENGLAND/ Sewell/ Giorgina/ / Inghilterra/ Londra/ / / 1172/ +/ GL23777/1 N° 439, Burial 10/06, age 62/ IN MEMORY OF GEORGINA HACKING SEWELL/ WIDOW OF GEN. SIR W.H. SEWELL K.C.B. WHO FELL ASLEEP ON 1 MAY 1872/ B13O

^*°§ SIR WILLIAM HENRY SEWELL/ ENGLAND/ Sewell/ Gen. Giuseppe Enrico/ / Inghilterra/ Firenze/ 13 Marzo/ 1862/ Anni 72/ 778/ + / Sir W.H. Sewell, l'Angleterre, Géneral/ Association of Friends of the Waterloo Committee: SEWELL, William Henry/ Brevet Major, 16th (Queen's) Light Dragoons; Ensign 60th Foot 1806, Exchanged to 16th Light Dragoons 1806. Lt 1807. Capt 1812. Capt 6oth Foot 1813. Bt Major Mar 1814. Lt Colonel 1817. Colonel 1837. Major General 1846. Lt General 1854./ Served in the Peninsula Aug 1808 - Jan 1809 and Mar 1809 - May 1812. On the Staff of the Portuguese Army May 1812 - Apr 1814. Served throughout the campaign as ADC to Lord Beresford. Present at the Corunna campaign, Talavera, Coa, Agueda, Busaco, Cuidad Rodrigo, Badajoz, San Sebastian, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes, Bayonne and Toulouse. MGS , medal with ten clasps for Corunna, Talavera, Busaco, Cuidad Rodrigo, Badajoz, San Sebastian, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes and Toulouse. CB. Also in Maida and South America, 1807, on the staff of Lord Beresford. Commanded a Portuguese Cavalry regiment 1816. From 1828 - 54 served in India as Deputy Master General, then in command at Bangalore, then divisional commander at Madras and finally Commander-in-Chief of the Madras Army. Returned to England in 1854 and became Colonel of the 79th Cameron Highlanders. Made KCB in 1861. Retired in 1856. Educated at Westminster and Eton, he was W.H. Robertson. On entering the army he took the name of Sewell. Reference: Jameson, Robert. Historical record of the 79th Regiment of Foot, or Cameron Highlanders. 1863. P. 136. Sewell descendants note he was godson and natural son of King William IV. GL23777/1 N° 309, Burial 15/03, Rev O'Neill/ Beneath this sacred symbol of salvation repose the mortal remains of/ General Sir William Henry Sewell, C.B., Colonel of 79 Highlanders/ who departed this life at Florence on/ the 13 March 1862// Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth/ Yea, saith the Saviour, . . . rest from their Labours And their Works do follow them./ Rev. 14. 13 verse/ B12O/ See also James Bansfield, Homan Mulock tomb entries.[°= Tom Sewell, Surrey, Jack Sewell, Dorset, England]


With Sir William Henry Sewell we should add his two companions in their burial plot:

^*°§ JAMES BANSFIELD/ ENGLAND/ 71. Bansfield/ Giacomo/ / Inghilterra/ Firenze/ 11 Gennaio/ 1862/ Anni 49/ 771/ James Bansfield, l'Angleterre/ GL23777/1 N° 306/ cause of death, bronchitis Burial 13/01, Rev O'Neill/ "NOT NOW AS A SERVANT ABOVE A SERVANT A BROTHER BELOVED" PHILEMON 16 VERSE/ SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF JAMES BANSFIELD PRIVATE IN THE 11TH HUSSARS/ WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 11TH OF JANUARY 1862/ HE WAS FOR 20 YEARS THE FAITHFUL AND DEVOTED SERVANT OF GENERAL SIR W.H. SEWELL K.C.B. BY WHOSE WIDOW THIS TOMB WAS RAISED/ B12O/ See Sewell tombs

^*°§  HOMAN MULOCK/ ENGLAND/ Mulock/ Homan/ Tommas H./ Inghilterra/ Firenze/ 21 Aprile/ 1861/ Anni 14/ 727/ Homan Mulock, l'Angleterre, fils de Homan Mulock et de Frances Sophia/ GL23777/1 N° 290 Burial 23/04, Rev O'Neill; Marriage relative, G20776 N° 144 01/06/58 Peter MacFarlane Syme to Elizabeth Georgina Mulock at HBM (Normanby) groom esq 1st lieut Bengal Artillery, 4 Mulocks as witnesses, Rev O'Neill/ B12O/ see Sewell tombs.

*°§ ANNIE JESSIE (MACKENZIE) SMITH/ SCOTLAND / Smith nata Mackenzie/ Anna/ / Inghilterra/ Firenze/ 1 Settembre/ 1862/ Anni 56/ 801/ Anna Smith, l'Angleterre, Ecosse/ GL23777/1 N° 316 Burial 05/09 Rev Ponton/ SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF ANNIE JESSIE FOURTH DAUGHTER/ OF CAPT DONALD MACKENZIE OF HARTFIELDS ROSSHIRE AND WIFE/ OF CHRISTOPHER WEBB SMITH ESQ OF THE BENGAL CIVIL SERVICE/ [Below Casket] THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY THE SORROWING HUSBAND TO THE MEMORY OF THE FAITHFUL AND MOST AFFECTIONATE COMPANION AND PARTNER IN HIS EVERY JOY AND SORROW/ DURING A PERIOD OF XXXV YEARS. TO THE MEMORY OF THE CHRISTIAN WIFE AND MOTHER, THE KIND FRIEND OF ALL AROUND HER AND ESPECIALLY OF THE POOR AND DISTRESSED./ TO THE MEMORY OF HER WHO IN HER LAST AND PROTRACTED ILLNESS WAS AN EMINENT EXAMPLE OF THE POWER OF HOLY RELIGION./ IN THE TRIUMPH OF FAITH HOPE AND PATIENCE UNTIL WELCOMING DEATH AS THE PORTAL TO GLORY SHE FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS./ WRITE "BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH DIE IN THE LORD" REV. XIV.13/ [Coat of Arms]/ F6I/ Sculptor: Pietro Bazzanti, similar to Tennant tomb.

^*°§  CHRISTOPHER WEBB SMITH/ ENGLAND/ Smith/ Cristofero/ Enrico/ Inghilterra/ Firenze/ 18 Gennaio/ 1871/ Anni 77/ 1115/ Christophe Smith, Esquire, l'Angleterre, rentier, fils de Henri/ FO 79 passim, Tassinari speaks of his longevity, resident in Florence nearly 30 years; GL23777/1 N° 427 Burial 21/01, age 77, Rev Tottenham/ SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF/ CHRISTOPHER WEBB SMITH ESQR/ BORN AT CAMBERWELL 30TH MAY 1796/ DIED IN FLORENCE 18TH JANUARY 1871/ [Below Casket] FORMERLY A JUDGE IN BENGAL, A MEMBER OF THE SAME BOARD OF GOVERNORS IN CALCUTTA/ FOR THE LAST YEARS HE RESIDED IN FLORENCE/ UNIVERSALLY BELOVED FOR HIS WORKS' SAKE IN HIS LIFE, HE IS DEEPLY REGRETTED IN HIS DEATH./ "WELL DONE THOU GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT. ENTER THOU INTO THE JOY OF THY LORD"/ MATTH. XXV.21/ F6I/ Sculptor: Pietro Bazzanti. See Biblioteca e Bottega Fioretta Mazzei, http://www.florin.ms/libhe.html

°§ JULIA (WOODBURN) STRACHEY/ ENGLAND/ Strachey nata Woodburn/ Giulia/ / Inghilterra/ Perugia/ 20 Novembre/ 1846/ Anni 56/ 350/ GL 23774 N° 102: widow of Edward Strachey, late of Bengal Civil Establishment, died at Perugia, Friday 20-11, Burial 24-11/ NDNB entry for Sir Edward Strachey/ Strahm/ Margherita/ / Svizzera/ Firenze/ 21 Dicembre/ 1836/ / 149

§  SIR GRENVILLE TEMPLE, BART/ ENGLAND / Temple/ Grenville/ / Inghilterra/ Firenze/ 18 Febbraio/ 1829/ Anni 60/ 14/ Burke's Peerage, Sir Grenville Temple, 9th Baronet, 1768-1829/ NDNB entry for ancestor Richard Grenvile-Temple/ GRENVILLIVS.TEMPLE/ MAG. BRIT. EQ. BARONETTVS/ VIX ANNI LXI/ OB. XVIII.FEBR./ MDCCC.XXIX./ MONVMENTVM. POSVERVNT. FILII. MORENTES/ N.XIV/ E19I/ Sculptor: Pietro Bazzanti

Tombs of Isabella and Grenville Temple. 




The painting is of the Maharaja of Travancore and his younger brother welcoming Richard Temple-Grenville, relative of Grenville Temple, and governor-general of Madras, on an official visit to what is now the southern state of Kerala in 1880.

The military family seems to have stood godparents to the little Isabella Temple Bayley who is buried at his side. Mercifully another child is born to the grieving parents the following year and his baptism with the name 'Charles', registered, 30/4/54.


°§ ISABELLA TEMPLE BAYLEY/ ENGLAND/INDIA/ 87. Baylay/ Isabella T./ Daniele/ Inghilterra/ Firenze/ 28 Novembre/ 1853/ Anni 2/ 520/ Isabelle Temple Baylay, fille de Daniel Baylay, et de Isabelle/ GL23777/1 N°190 Burial 01/12; Baptism sibling GL23775 N°229/50, Charles, 30/04/54, Rev. Greene/ [Rosebuds] SACRED TO THE MEMORY/ OF/ ISABELLA TEMPE/ THE BELOVED AND ONLY CHILD/ OF/ DANIEL BAYLEY/ OF THE BENGAL CAVALRY/ AND/ ISABELLA FRANCES HIS WIFE/ BORN ON THE 28TH OF OCTOBER 1851/ DIED ON THE 29TH OF NOVEMBER 1853/ COME YE BLESSED OF MY FATHER/ INHERIT THE/ KINGDOM PREPARED FOR/ YOU FROM THE FOUNDATION / OF THE WORLD/ 25TH MATTHEW 24TH VERSE/ E19I/ See Bayley

*°§ THEODOSIA (GARROW) TROLLOPE/ ENGLAND/ Trolloape [Trollope]/ Teodosia/ [Joseph Garrow]/ Inghilterra/ Firenze/ 12 Aprile/ 1865/ Anni 46/ 904/+/ Theodosia Trollope, l'Angleterre/GL23777/1 N° 357 Burial 15/04 Age 46 Rev Pendleton; Marriage GL23774 N° 71+170/6 N° 71 03/04/48 Thomas Adolphus Trollope to Theodosia Garrow at HBM (Hamilton) bride d of Joseph Garrow, Devon, Rev Robbins; Baptism of child GL23775 N° 219/40, Beatrice Catherine Harriet 05/05/53, father Thomas Adolphus Esq, mother Theodosia, Rev O'Neill/ Thomas Adolphus Trollope, What I Remember, II.150-159, 166-168, & Chapter XVIII, who describes her as Florence's new Corinne; pp. 171-173. on her childhood friendship with Elizabeth Barrett Browning, both invalids to tuberculosis in Torquay/ NDNB entries for Theodosia Trollope, James Archibald Stuart-Wortley, whose grandson married first Theodosia's daughter, Bice, then Millais' daughter, Caroline/ THEODOSIAE TROLLOPE/ T. ADOLFI TROLLOPE CONIUGIS/ QUOD MORTALE FUIT/ HIC IACET/ OBITUM EIUS FLEVERUNT OMNES/ QUANTUM AUTEM FERRI MERUIT/ VIR EUGUI SCRIPTORES/ SCIT SOLUS/ JOSEFE GARROW ARMr FILIA/ APUD TORQEW IN AGRORUM DEVON ANGLORUM NATA/ FLORENTIAE NOMEN AGENS LUSTRUM/ AD PLURES DIVINAE . . ./ MENSES APRILES A.D. 1865/ F11E/ See Fisher, Garrow, Trollope, Shinner

THEODOSIA TROLLOPE-GARROW (1825-1865), when an invalid child in Torquay, had known Elizabeth Barrett, likewise a child invalid. Theodosia Garrow arrived in Florence in 1845 with her father, Joseph Garrow (who is buried near her tomb), an able violinist, and her mother, who became friendly with their neighbours, the Trollopes, as a result of a visit by their mutual friend Charles Dickens. She married Thomas Adolphus Trollope and moved to the little house in Piazza Barbano in 1848. She was a talented writer with a wonderful mastery of Italian and translated works by Giusti and G.B. Nicolini. A fanatic supporter of the cause of Italian independence, she published a history of the Tuscan Revolution in the Athenaeum. LS


See http://www.florin.ms/ironchain.html, http://www.florin.ms/garrows.html


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