MAYSONS AND DORLINGS REVISITED
Victorian Studio Photos
|Henry||Born 1806. The Epsom printer.|
|Lucy Welby||Born 1808. Mrs Andrews.|
Died 1840, buried St Martin's (Grave 257)
Married 1836 at St Martin's to John Thomas Helms of Westminster (died 1879 Australia).
Died 1891 Ightham, Kent.
|Mary Ann||Born 1814; died 1816 Bexhill.|
Married Elizabeth Logan Stoddard (died 1880) and then Henrietta Ann King (died 1898).
Variously a merchant, steamboat proprietor and hotel keeper.
Said to have died in about 1906 (no records found).
|Henry Mayson||Born 1835.|
Married George White.
|Edward Jonathan||Born 1838.|
|Isabella Mary (Mrs Beeton)||1836-65.|
|Elizabeth Ann (Bessie)||Born 1838.|
|Charlotte Emily||Born 1843.|
Married widower Charles Alexander McMahon (died 1904).
Died 1845 (5 months); buried St Martin's.
|William George Bentinck||Born 1846. Wine and spirit merchant.|
Died 1880 New Orleans; buried Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans.
|Alfred Curtis||Born 1847.|
Presumed drowned in March 1862 in a boating accident.
Married William Holmes Smiles (died 1904).
Died 1939 Belfast.
Mother of Sir Walter Dorling Smiles and great-great grandmother of Edward Michael 'Bear' Grylls.
Colonel, 96th Regiment of Foot.
Married Constance Elizabeth Holland (died 1932).
Father of Henry Taprell Dorling, naval captain and author, and Colonel Francis Holland Dorling of the Manchester Regiment.
Married solicitor Charles Tanner Kingdon Roberts (died 1934).
Died 1931 Exeter district.
Died 1869 Croydon; buried St Martin's (Grave 257)
|Edith Harriet||Born 1854; unmarried.|
Died 1907 St Leonards, Hastings; buried Epsom Cemetery (B1A) with parents.
Married Bertha Morris (died 1928).
Married widower Colonel Richard Oliffe Richmond of the Army Pay Department (died 1907).
Career Army officer.
Married 1888 at Karachi Constance Price (died 1946).
|Horace Norman||Born 1862; mechanical engineer.|
Married Mary Cecilia McManus (died 1899) and then Frances Burton/ Butler.
Died 1941 Leeds.
Sir, - I venture to ask you to insert these few lines in your columns, as I have no other means in my power of communicating the intelligence which they contain to the relations of those to whom it refers. It relates to a melancholy accident which occurred in Hobson's Bay, Melbourne, on the 16th March last. On that day the fifth mate, Mr Burrell, together with three midshipmen, named respectively Elliott, Voisin and Dorling, belonging to Messrs. Green's ship, the Dover Castle, then lying in Port Phillip harbour, went out in a hired boat for a sail in the bay. None of them ever returned. A few days later the remains of Mr. Elliott and Mr. Voisin, frightfully mangled, were found on the beach, some miles down the bay; the bodies of Mr. Burrell and Mr. Dorling were not recovered. The intelligence to which I refer is contained in a paragraph from the Melbourne Age, which I have just received in a letter from Victoria. It runs as follows:-'A deeply interesting record of the melancholy fate of the four midshipmen of the Dover Castle, whose untimely death by drowning in Hobson's Bay has been previously reported, was picked up on Saturday last on the Brighton beach by a gentleman connected with the Registrar General's Office. The record was enclosed in a tightly corked bottle and consisted of the following words written in pencil on a small piece of paper: - "This morning, Sunday, we four midshipmen from the Dover Castle hired a boat at Sandridge and proceeded on a voyage down the Bay; off Brighton we sprung a leak and do not expect to be afloat five minutes. Anybody finding this will please reveal its contents. Good heavens, we are going down." 'It may not be out of place to add that I was personally acquainted with these poor fellows, having been a passenger in the Dover Castle on the voyage which she had recently completed at the time of the accident.
F. T. CONINGTON
11 South Square, Grays Inn, July 17.