Lieutenant-General Sir Richard STRACHEY, ,C.S.I., R.E. Bengal, F.R.S.

Male 1817 - 1908  (90 years)


Personal Information

  • Name Richard STRACHEY 
    Prefix Lieutenant-General Sir 
    Suffix ,C.S.I., R.E. Bengal, F.R.S. 
    Born 24 Jul 1817  Sutton Court, Stowey, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Feb 1908  Belsize Park, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Richard suffered from Hypochondria,and was always concerned he was suffering a terminal illness, although he was of robust health.
    • (Research):Strachey served in the First Anglo-Sikh War of 1845-46, and was at the battles of Aliwal and Sobraon , was mentioned in dispatches, and received a brevet-majority. From 1858 to 1865 he was chiefly employed in the public works department, either as acting or permanent secretary to the government of India , and from 1867 to 1871 he filled the post of director-general of irrigation, then specially crreated.
    Person ID I8409  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2018 

    Father Edward STRACHEY, ,of the Bengal Establishment, and Shooters Hill,   b. 18 Dec 1774, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1832, Shooters Hill, Woolwich, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Julia Woodbine KIRKPATRICK,   b. 3 Feb 1791, St Mary Marylebone, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1847  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1808  Calcutta, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:Marriage announcements taken from the East India Register.( Edward and Julia produced six sons.Their country home was at Shooters Hill, near Woolwich.)
    Family ID F2901  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Caroline Anne BOWLES,   d. 19 Sep 1855 
    Married 27 Dec 1854  Upton upon Severn , Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F2909  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jane Maria GRANT, ,authoress.,   b. 13 Mar 1840, the vicinity of The Cape of Good Hope, at sea, on the 'Earl of Hardwick' Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1928, Gordon Square, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 4 Jan 1859  India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Richard was a widower when he and Jane married,Jane giving birth to their last child at 50 years of age.Lord and Lady Strachey were the parents of thirteen children of whom ten survived to adulthood.
    Children 
     1. Elinor STRACHEY,   b. 1860,   d. 1944  (Age 84 years)
     2. Colonel Richard John STRACHEY, ,of Stratton Lodge,Abington,Berkshire,England,   b. 19 May 1861, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1935, Abington, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. Dorothea STRACHEY,   b. 24 Jul 1865,   d. 1 May 1960  (Age 94 years)
     4. Olivia STRACHEY,   b. 19 Sep 1866,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Ralph STRACHEY, ,Civil engineer in India,   b. 28 Sep 1868, Simla, East Indies(India). Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1923  (Age 54 years)
     6. Phillipa STRACHEY, "Pippa",   b. 1872,   d. 1968  (Age 96 years)
     7. Oliver STRACHEY, C.B.E.of the British Military (Army) Intelligence,   b. 3 Nov 1874, Stowey House, Clapham Common, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1960, Ealing, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     8. Joan Pernel STRACHEY,   b. 1876,   d. 1951  (Age 75 years)
     9. Giles Lytton STRACHEY, ,"the Great Strachey".Biographer and essayist,   b. 1 Mar 1880, Stowey House, Clapham Common, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1932, Ham Spray House, Hungerford, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     10. Marjorie Colvile STRACHEY,   b. 1882,   d. 1962  (Age 80 years)
     11. James Beaumont STRACHEY, ,"the Little Strachey".,   b. 1887,   d. 1967  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F2908  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart




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