Jean Francois de Portal c1642 ..................................................................................... 3 Index of Names ............................................................................................................ 12
Generation No. 1
1. Jean Francois De1 Portal, born 1642, in Poitiers, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France, died 1704, in England. He married Francoise Grimaudet. Francoise Grimaudet was born 1650, in France, died 1699, in France.
On the death of his wife, Jean Francois fled from religious persecution in France for England in 1699, arriving with his children hidden on a fishing boat.
Children of Jean Francois De Portal and Francoise Grimaudet:
|2||i.||Henri De Portal, born 1689, in Poitiers, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France, died|
|1747, in England.|
|3||ii.||Guillaume William Pierre Portal, born 1685, in Poitiers, Vienne,|
|Poitou-Charentes, France, died 1768, in France.|
Generation No. 2
2. Henri De2 Portal ( Jean Francois De 1), born 1689, in Poitiers, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France, died 1747, in England. He married Dorothy Hasker. She was the daughter of Henry Hasker and (Mother). Dorothy Hasker was born about 1690, in Overton, Hampshire, England.
Henri started work in a Paper Mill with Gerard de Vaux around 1702 at Southampton, Stoneham, called Gaters Mill. Details are below.
HENRI DE PORTAL:
From the days when the young son of Charles the Simple was smuggled out of Laon, hidden in a truss of straw, and brought to Athelstan's Court at Winchester, Hampshire has given refuge to many a fugitive from France. The founder of the Laverstoke paper mill was one of these. He was a descendant of a Castilian noble in the train of Elvira, daughter of Alphonso IV, on her coming to France at the close of the eleventh century, who became the ancestor of a powerful family in Languedoc and Dauphine. The dePortals for over two centuries were Capitols of Toulouse, but when the Reformation of the Christian faith, like its inception, brought "not peace but a sword", they were among the first of the French noblesse who suffered for their convictions.
A century completed their overthrow, for Louis XIV broke the Charter which protected what little liberties they might enjoy. There-with the Huguenot de Portals lost lands and lives, but three of the family escaped from torture and death to find eventualrefuge in England. Of Jean Francois de Portal's escape and after adventures there is no record beyond that he died in London years later, but the tale has been handed down how, when ruin came on the Chateau de la Portalerie, an old nurse concealed the children in an oven, and when this homely refuge had baffled the searching of the angry soldiery, young Henri de Portal and his brother, Guillaume, were hidden in wine casks and were safely smuggled by faithful friends and servitors on board a lugger. Their perilous journey ended safely, and it is believed the friendly port at which they landed was Southampton. Friendly, that is, for refugees who counted freedom of faith a dearer possession than lands and country, for there was little friendly feeling towards France in the seaport her navy had so often attacked.
THE PAPER MILL
To Southampton, at any rate, young Henri eventually came, and there found already established the Huguenot colony that centered round the French church of St. Julian. With the aid of his fellow emigrants the lad obtained employment in one of the mills at South Stoneham, run by those of his tonfrires who were skilled in the manufacture of paper. There he learnt his trade and, more important still for the fortunes of himself and his family, met Sir William Heathcote, then, like himself, a young man. Report tells how the charm of the clever young Huguenot won him the friendship of his influential neighbour; at any rate, we find the Squire of Hursley actively forwarding the Frenchman's fortunes, and when the tenant of Bere Mill, near Whitchurch, died in 1710 Sir William offered the lease to his friend, the widowed Madame Deane being very thankful to be quit of it.
To Bere Mill accordingly came de Portal with a contingent of French workmen. Later it was to this quaint old mill-house of yellow-washed brick Henry Portal brought his bride Dorothy, the daughter of Mr. Henry Hasker of Overton.
The paper mill proved a successful venture, and commercial papers of all kinds were supplied from it so largely that in 1718 a lease was taken of the neighbouring mill of Laverstoke, in order to extend the business. In 1727 Henry Portal obtained the privilege of making the notes of the Bank of England, in addition to his other work. It was doubtless a fortunate circumstance for him that at this juncture Sir Gilbert Heathcote, the uncle of his friend at Hursley, was Governor of the Bank of England. So greatly did the business prosper that Henry Portal built another mill at Laverstoke. Thus for nearly 200 years the business has been handed down from father to son, an almost unique instance in the history of English manufactures.
Henri de Portal was naturalised at the Court of Quarter Sessions in 1711; being described in the document as "Henry Portall, of South Stoneham, gentleman."
Children of Henri De Portal and Dorothy Hasker:
i. Henry Portal, born 24 Jan 1717, in Whitchurch, Hampshire, died 2 Feb 1717, in Whitchurch, Hampshire. Henry died soon after birth.
ii. Henry Portal, born 10 May 1731, in Whitchurch, Hampshire.
3. Guillaume William Pierre2 Portal (Jean Francois De 1), born 1685, in Poitiers, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France, died 1768, in France. Occupation: Christian Minister. He married Mary Magdelene Meure 1724, in Bolsover, Derbyshire, England. Mary Magdelene Meure was born about 1704, in Poitiers, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France, died 1754, in Franve.
Guillaume was known at the Reverend Peter Portal.
Children of Guillaume William Pierre Portal and Mary Magdelene Meure:
4 i. Abraham Portal, born 1726, in Leatherhead, Surrey, England, died 1809, in 19, Castle Lane, Holborn, London.
Generation No. 3
(1) Elizabeth Bedwell 1724, in Bolsover, Derbyshire, England. Elizabeth Bedwell was born 1739, in Abingdon Oxfordshire England, died 1808, in 19, Castle Lane, Holborn, London. He married (2) Elizabeth Nethersole. Elizabeth Nethersole was born 1723, in Nk, died 1758.
Originally, Abraham was aprenticed to a local Goldsmith, later he was involved in a sheffield plate and cutlery ware house, then jewellery/precious metals(s) and surgical instrument making. He bacame bankrupt in later life.
Listed in Wakefield's Merchant and Tradesman's General Directory for London, , WAKEFIELD. London
Children of Abraham Portal and Elizabeth Bedwell:
i. Anne Cracroft Portal, born 1766, in Nk, died 1843. She married Moreton Walhouse. Moreton Walhouse was born about 1750, in Nk.
5 ii. Richard Brinsley Sheridan Portal , born 30 Nov 1784, in Daventry, Northamptonshire, England, died 1 Oct 1859, in 19, Castle Lane, Holborn, London.
Generation No. 4
5. Richard Brinsley Sheridan4 Portal (Abraham 3, Guillaume William Pierre 2, Jean Francois De 1), born 30 Nov 1784, in Daventry, Northamptonshire, England, bapt. 1785, in St. Andrew Holborn, died 1 Oct 1859, in 19, Castle Lane, Holborn, London. Occupation: Wine Merchant. He married Mary Woolston 1758. She was the daughter of Thomas Woolston and . (Mother). Mary Woolston was born 1780, in Wellington, Northamptonshire, England, died 1858.
Richard was first apprenticed to a Grocer, then later became a successful and wealthy Wine Merchant.
Children of Richard Brinsley Sheridan Portal and Mary Woolston:
6 i. Richard Brinsley Portal , born 15 May 1808, in Daventry, Northamptonshire, England, died 3 Jan 1900, in London.
Generation No. 5
6. Richard Brinsley5 Portal ( Richard Brinsley Sheridan 4, Abraham 3, Guillaume William Pierre 2, Jean Francois De 1), born 15 May 1808, in Daventry, Northamptonshire, England, died 3 Jan 1900, in London. Occupation: Upholsterer And Leather Merchant. He married Sarah Harriet Robinson. She was the daughter of Thomas Robinson and Mary Harriot. Sarah Harriet Robinson was born 1815, in St Lukes, Middlesex, England, bapt. 29 Oct 1815, in St Lukes, Middlesex, England, died 22 Dec 188.
Children of Richard Brinsley Portal and Sarah Harriet Robinson:
7 i. Amy Portal , born 16 Sep 1847, in Tottenham Or Streatham, died 21 Feb 1931, in Nyewood, Hayling Island.
Generation No. 6
7. Amy6 Portal ( Richard Brinsley 5, Richard Brinsley Sheridan 4, Abraham 3, Guillaume William Pierre 2, Jean Francois De 1), born 16 Sep 1847, in Tottenham Or Streatham, died 21 Feb 1931, in Nyewood,
Hayling Island. Occupation: Wool Warehouse Assistant. She married Robert Russell Hyatt 25 Jun 1868, in London. He was the son of Charles James Hyatt and Ann Smith Russell. Robert Russell Hyatt was born 1842, in Stepney London, died 19 Sep 1888. Occupation: Wool Warehouse (Silent Partner?).
Amy was the daughter of Richard Brinsley Portal, a wealthy Northamptonshire Upholsterer, with his own family business. It was he who convinced Amy's husband Robert to invest so badly.
Between 1885 and 1887, Robert invested over £30,000 (over £1million today) in the firm of one G.R.Forster, a Leather Dealer from Bermondsey. London. Forster was to defraud Robert of the lot, and this forced Robert into bankruptcy in December 1887. The case was well (If not eagerly) documented for several weeks in the London Times. His death from TB in the next year left his family with nothing, even forcing the sale of their house.
Forster, George Richard (Separate Estate) Hyatt, Robert Russell (Separate Estate), Hide and Leather Factor and Merchant, lately trading with George Richard Forster, as G. E. Forster and Company. High Court of Justice in Bankruptcy, Dec. 8, 1888, AugustusC. Palmer official receiver, 7 and 8, Railway approach, London Bridge, S.E. The London Gazette Issue 25877 published on the 23 November 1888.
ORDERS MADE ON APPLICATIONS FOR DISCHARGE, INTENDED DIVIDENDS:
FORSTER, George Richard, late of Warwick House, Carshalton, in the county of Surrey, but now of Brighton Road, Sutton, in the same county, and Hyatt, Robert Russell, of Hetherset, Leigham Court Road, Streatham, in the same county, lately trading in co-partnership as G. R. Forster & Company, carrying on business at 45. Bermondsey Street, in the said county of Surrey, as HIDE and LEATHER FACTORS. Court HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE. No. of Matter 1468 of 1887. Last Day for Receiving Proofs Nov. 29, 1944. Name of Trustee and Address West, Leslie Arthur, Bankruptcy Buildings, Carey Street, London, W.C.2, Senior Official Receiver. The London Gazette Issue 36795 published on the 14 November 1944.
NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between the undersigned, Robert Russell Hyatt, Joseph Devitt', and Robert Jamas Parker, carrying been in the business of Wool Warehousemen, at Leman street Whitechapel, and General Wharfmongers, at Orchard House Wharf, blackwall, in the county of middlesex, has been dissolved by mutual consent, as from the 31st day of March last. The business at Leman street will in future be carried on by the said Robert Russell Hyatt and Robert James Parker, and the business at Orchard house Wharf by the said Joseph Devitt. Dated this 10th day of July, Robert Russell Hyatt. Joseph Devitt. Robt. Jas. Parker. The London Gazette Issue 24344 published on the 11 July 1876.
Children of Amy Portal and Robert Russell Hyatt: HYATT, Hilda Marion Portal, "Nyewood," Hayling Island, Hants, Spinster. Died
|8||i.||Nora Hyatt, born 9 Dec 1869, in Mt. Ephraim Rd. Streatham, died 1949.|
|9||ii.||Russell Hyatt, born 26 Feb 1871, in 9 Balham Park Road, Balham, London, died|
|1942, in Stepney, London.|
|10||iii.||Malcolm Portal Hyatt, born 11 Jul 1873, in London, died 6 Mar 1948, in London.|
|iv.||Hilda Marian Portal Hyatt, born 4 Feb 1875, in Mt. Ephraim Rd. Streatham, died|
|26 May 1961, in Hayling Island, Hants. Born in the "hawthorns" family mansion,|
|streatham. She never married, and stayed with her mother all her life.|
26th May 1961. The London Gazette Issue 42378 published on the 6 June 1961.
11 v. Stanley Portal Hyatt, born 2 Jan 1877, in Mt. Ephraim Rd. Streatham, died 30 Jun 1914, in 16 Longton Grove Sydenham.
vi. Dorothy Hyatt, born 30 Jul 1878, in London, died 1878, in London. Dorothy died soon after birth.
vii. Kenneth Hyatt, born 22 Jun 1880, in Mt. Ephraim Rd. Streatham, died 1 Aug 1902, in Fort Victoria, South Africa. Occupation: Clerk In Wool Warehouse, Adventurer. He married Lillian Keyes. Lillian Keyes was born about 1900, in Nk. Kenneth was a Leather Seller & Adventurer in South Africa. Born in the "Hawthorns" family mansion, streatham. He left for africa with Stanley feb 1902. He died aug 1902 aged 22yrs at Fort Victoria, South Africa, of blackwater fever. Was Lillian possibly the younger sister of Charlotte Keys (who was married to his brother stanley) Laura Lillian Key ??? There is no UK record of this marriage, but it could have been done abroad...
viii. Amyas Portal Hyatt, born 1 Feb 1883, in Mt. Ephraim Rd. Streatham, died 11 Apr 1905, in Manilla, Phillipines. Occupation: Adventurer. In 1898 Amyas leaves for canada, but he has no success or interest there. He then goes to South Africa with Stanley in june 1900. By 1902, after his brother Kenneth dies, he was left alone in south africa to try and save the trading business... Later, he left for Manilla with Stanley and died there of anthrax in 1905.
Generation No. 7
8. Nora7 Hyatt (Amy Portal 6, Richard Brinsley 5, Richard Brinsley Sheridan 4, Abraham 3, Guillaume William Pierre 2, Jean Francois De 1), born 9 Dec 1869, in Mt. Ephraim Rd. Streatham, died 1949. Occupation: Governess & Teacher. She married Ernest Castendieck Leach. He was the son of Charles Thomas Leach and . (Unknown). Ernest Castendieck Leach was born 1870, in Walton On Thames.
Children of Nora Hyatt and Ernest Castendieck Leach:
i. Ernest Humphrey Leach, born about 1890, in Nk.
ii. Ursula Leach, born about 1895, in Nk.
William Pierre 2, Jean Francois De 1), born 26 Feb 1871, in 9 Balham Park Road, Balham, London, died 1942, in Stepney, London. Occupation: Warehouse Clerk. He married Elizabeth Cox Patterson 1902, in St. Marys, Fulham. Elizabeth Cox Patterson was born 8 Jun 1878, in Norwood Surrey.
Russell worked in a tea merchants, mincing lane and then as a clerk at a wool warehouse. Elizabeth was Born at "Annandale" Central Hill Norwood. Children of Russell Hyatt and Elizabeth Cox Patterson:
|i.||Elizabeth Russell Hyatt, born 29 Mar 1908, in 75 Merton Hall Road, Wimbledon,|
|Surrey. She married John Coates Plummer. John Coates Plummer was born q4|
|1907, in Richmond Surrey England.|
|12||ii.||Joan Eliza Mary Hyatt, born 23 Nov 1904, in 75 Merton Hall Road Wimbledon|
10. Malcolm Portal7 Hyatt ( Amy Portal 6, Richard Brinsley 5, Richard Brinsley Sheridan 4, Abraham 3, Guillaume William Pierre 2, Jean Francois De 1), born 11 Jul 1873, in London, died 6 Mar 1948, in London. He married Constance L Andrews. Constance L Andrews was born 1880, in Unknown.
Retired from The Middlesex Regiment due to ill health, with the rank of Lieutenant on 21 Dec 1917.
Middllesex Reg. Temp. 2nd Lt. Malcolm P. Hyatt, from Lancashire. Fusiliers to be temp. 2nd Lt. 31st Mar, 1916.
The undermentioned to be temp. Lts: Lt. Malcolm P. Hyatt (kite Serv. Bn., Middllesex Reg), whilst employed. under the D.G.R. & E. 6th July 1920. The London Gazette Issue 29544 published on the 11 April 1916.
Born in the "Hawthorns" family mansion, Streatham. In March 1897 Malcolm went to Africa with Stanley. They traded in goods for a while and Malcolm followed Stanley in his travels. Malcolm fought in the Boer War. which was where he gained his military rank. When he returned to England, Hounslow, in 1939, he worked as a surveyor until his death in 1948.
Children of Malcolm Portal Hyatt and Constance L Andrews:
i. John Russell Hyatt, born about 1900, in London. Served in the Military, c1940/50.
The undermentioned Cadets, from Survey Training Centre (R.E.), to be 2nd Lieutenants 8th June, 1940 John Russell HYATT no. 134590. The London Gazette Issue 34872 published on the 11 June 1940.
Major (temporary) John Russell HYATT (134590), Corps of Royal Engineers (London, W.13). The London Gazette Issue 37386 published on the 11 December 1945.
11. Stanley Portal7 Hyatt (Amy Portal 6, Richard Brinsley 5, Richard Brinsley Sheridan 4, Abraham 3, Guillaume William Pierre 2, Jean Francois De 1), born 2 Jan 1877, in Mt. Ephraim Rd. Streatham, died 30 Jun 1914, in 16 Longton Grove Sydenham. Occupation: Writer & Adventurer. He married (1) Margaret Annie Marston 20 Jul 1908. She was the daughter of John William Marston and Emily (Mother). Margaret Annie Marston was born 28 Feb 1872, in Aston Warwick, died 10 Oct 1912, in Southsea. Occupation: Nurse. He married (2) Charlotte Caroline Key 4 May 1914, in Newton Abbott. She was the daughter of Walter C Key and Caroline Mcleod Godsell. Charlotte Caroline Key was born 30 Nov 1875, in West Buckland Somerset Essex, died 7 Oct 1970, in Bournemouth.
Stanley was born in the "Hawthorns" family mansion, Streatham. He rejected his families great wealth (although he took a fair amount with him) to strike out on his own as one of the minor Victorian explorers. He was a great traveller, opening up trade routes across Africa, notably Rhodesia where he used ox carts to supply the trading posts of the great white hunters. He also travelled Singapore, the Phillipines, China and America. He was involved in several wars, notably as a mercenary not fighting for anyone in particular. God only knows how many children he left around the world. He returned home to England in his 30's (1905) and started writing Boys stories of his adventures and books about his travels.The books are documented, and some are online. By 1910 he was quite ill as a result of his travels and was addicted to Morphine.
New York Times July 2, 1914, Thursday :
STANLEY P. HYATT DIES. Author of "Little Brown Brother" Succumbs in London at 37. Stanley Portal Hyatt, the author, dled on Tuesday at his home in Sydenham, London, England, at the age of 37. He was graduated from Dulwich College. Before he attained his majority he went out to Australia and after working on a sheep ranch in New South Wales, he went to Rhodesia at the time of the rinderpest. He went in for trading, and at the age of 22 was the largest native trader in Mashonaland and always maintained a number of caravans on the road. In addition to his trading he owned large herds ofcattle. Hyatt was employed by the Portuguese at this time to make inroads into the jungle of Mozambique, and on his return found that his cattle business had been destroyed by a new disease, which had wiped out his herds. He then wandered through the East, and when the Philippine war broke out he enlisted in the United States Army and was the only Englishman to serve through the campaign. In 1905 he returned to England and took up literature. After a bitter struggle he was successful with his first novel, Following this he wrote the "Little Brown Brother." dealing with the Philippines, which made him well known in this country.
Caroline was widowed in 1909 when her first husband Leonard Careless died in India. She appears to have already moved into stanley's home before marrying him.
Children by previous marriage of Charlotte Caroline Key to Leonard John Careless:
Generation No. 8
12. Joan Eliza Mary8 Hyatt ( Russell 7, Amy Portal 6, Richard Brinsley 5, Richard Brinsley Sheridan 4, Abraham 3, Guillaume William Pierre 2, Jean Francois De 1), born 23 Nov 1904, in 75 Merton Hall Road Wimbledon Surrey. She married Joan Eliza Mary Hyatt 1948, in Kent England. She was the daughter of Russell Hyatt and Elizabeth Cox Patterson. Joan Eliza Mary Hyatt was born 23 Nov 1904, in 75 Merton Hall Road Wimbledon Surrey.
Children of Joan Eliza Mary Hyatt and Joan Eliza Mary Hyatt:
i. Sara Jane Feldmar, born 1949, in Farnborough Hampshire England. She married Paul Jamieson. Paul Jamieson was born 28 Apr 1948, in Catford, Lewisham, London.
13. Muriel May1 Careless, born 9 Feb 1902, in Tunbridge Wells Kent England, died 10 Apr 1992. She married (1) Ernest Leonard Richard Crump 8 Jan 1927. He was the son of Charles Crump and Lillian Agnes Robinson. Ernest Leonard Richard Crump was born 15 Mar 1897, in Birmingham West Midlands England. She married (2) Muriel May Careless. She was the daughter of Leonard John Careless and Charlotte Caroline Key. Muriel May Careless was born 9 Feb 1902, in Tunbridge Wells Kent England, died 10 Apr 1992.
Children of Muriel May Careless and Ernest Leonard Richard Crump:
i. Michael Crump, born 1928, in Tunbridge, Kent, England.
ii. Sheila Crump, born about 1930, in Tunbridge, Kent, England. She married Frank Walker. Frank Walker was born about 1930, in Unknown.
iii. Wendy Ann Crump, born about 1932, in Tunbridge, Kent, England. She married Robert E Prendergast. Robert E Prendergast was born about 1932, in Unknown.
Children by previous marriage of Muriel May Careless to Ernest Leonard Richard Crump:
i. Michael Crump, born 1928, in Tunbridge, Kent, England.
ii. Sheila Crump, born about 1930, in Tunbridge, Kent, England.
iii. Wendy Ann Crump, born about 1932, in Tunbridge, Kent, England.
Constance L (1880 - ), 9
Elizabeth (1739 - 1808), 5
Sara Jane (1949 - ), 11
Caroline Mcleod (about 1850 - ), 10
Francoise (1650 - 1699), 3
Mary (about 1790 - 1858), 6
Amyas Portal (1 Feb 1883 - 11 Apr 1905), 8 Charles James (1805 - 16 Mar 1847), 7 Dorothy (30 Jul 1878 - 1878), 8 Elizabeth Russell (29 Mar 1908 - ), 9 Hilda Marian Portal (4 Feb 1875 - 26 May 1961), 8 Joan Eliza Mary (23 Nov 1904 - ), 9, 11 John Russell (about 1900 - ), 9 Kenneth (22 Jun 1880 - 1 Aug 1902), 8 Malcolm Portal (11 Jul 1873 - 6 Mar 1948), 8, 9 Nora (9 Dec 1869 - 1949), 7, 8 Robert Russell (1842 - 19 Sep 1888), 7 Russell (26 Feb 1871 - 1942), 7, 8 , 11 Stanley Portal (2 Jan 1877 - 30 Jun 1914), 8, 10
Paul (28 Apr 1948 - ), 11
Lillian (about 1900 - ), 8
Mary Magdelene (about 1704 - 1754), 5
Elizabeth (1723 - 1758), 5
Elizabeth Cox (8 Jun 1878 - ), 9 , 11
John Coates (q4 1907 - ), 9
Abraham (1726 - 1809), 5 Amy (16 Sep 1847 - 21 Feb 1931), 6 Anne Cracroft (1766 - 1843), 5 Guillaume William Pierre (1685 - 1768), 3, 5 Henri De (1689 - 1747), 3 Henry (24 Jan 1717 - 2 Feb 1717), 5 Henry (10 May 1731 - ), 5 Jean Francois De (1642 - 1704), 3 Richard Brinsley (15 May 1808 - 3 Jan 1900), 6 Richard Brinsley Sheridan (30 Nov 1784 - 1 Oct 1859), 6
Robert E (about 1932 - ), 11
Ann Smith (19 Nov 1810 - 14 Nov 1882), 7
Moreton (about 1750 - ), 5
Frank (about 1930 - ), 11