Henty, George Alfred, 1832-1902

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HENTY, GEORGE ALFRED, son of James Henty, Godmanchester, Hunts., stockbroker, and Mary Bovill, dau. of Dr. --- Edwards, Wandsworth, Surrey; b. 8 Dec 1832; adm. 24 Sep 1847 (Scott's); Gonville and Caius Coll. Cambridge, adm. pens. 4 Apr 1851, matr. Mich. 1851, resided three terms; volunteered on outbreak of Crimean War and entered Hospital Commissariat Service, Army, serving in Crimea in 1855, later invalided home; Purveyor of the Forces 1 Oct 1855 – c. 1857; sent to Italy in 1859 to organise hospitals of Italian Legion during Austro-Italian war; later in charge of Belfast and Portsmouth districts, Commissariat Department; became a journalist in 1865; special war correspondent, The Standard 1866, reporting on Austro-Italian war of 1866, Franco-German and Turco-Servian wars, and accompanying Abyssinian and Ashanti expeditions; editor, The Union Jack, 1880-3; author, The March to Magdala, 1868, a number of novels, and some eighty books for boys, including Capt. Bayley’s Heir, in which there is an interesting account of the School in Liddell’s time; m. 1st, 1858 Elizabeth Finucane; m. 2nd, 1889 Elizabeth Keylock (his housekeeper); d. on board his yacht Egeria in Weymouth harbour, 16 Nov 1902. DNB Supp.


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Henty, Frederick, 1835-1855 (1835-1855)

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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) 2nd edition



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Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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