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  • ID: I1337
  • Name: William TOLLEMACHE
  • Given Name: William
  • Surname: Tollemache
  • Suffix: Capt. 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1662 in Ham House, Richmond, London, England
  • Christening: Feb 1661/62
  • Death: 25 May 1691 in West Indies 3 4
  • Event: Baptised
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  • Education:
  • Note: At age 9, he we sent to the ancient Burgh School at Linlith gow near Edinburgh. p95 "Elizabeth opf the Sealed Knot" Dor een Cripps.
  • Event: NOTE
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    William was sent to St. Andrew's University to be educated . He was a delicate boy and he became sickly there so retur ned home in 1679. He was sent to Paris and did well there . He attended school there for two years. He became the you ngest Captain to lead the Academists in their military trai ning. In 1681 he killed William Carnegie in a duel. Willia m petitioned King Louis for a pardon on the grounds that Wi lliam Carnegie instigated the duel and he was only defendin g himself, but was denied. The Talmash family was out of fa vor with the crown at the time, so William left, but late r turned himself in. He was fined 6000 pounds, which his br other Thomas paid. They went to Italy where William joine d the Navy. He had quite a temper and it kept him from grow ing roots in any one place for long. He fought a duel in 16 85 and killed the purser on the H. M. S. Diamond. He was fo und guilty of manslaughter, but was pardoned. This helped t o sober him up and he had no more troubles. He obtained th e rank of Captain in 1689. He supposedly died in1694 in th e West Indies.
    Of note are the Suffolk Chronicle Newspaper stories from 19 14. The stories say that after the second duel, William wen t to Helmingham and remained there for the remainder of hi s life. He is said to have married a farmers daughter and h ad a son named Nicholas. Nicholas had a son named William , that was a clerk at Tattingstone Church in Suffolk. Ther e is a tombstone there that reads "In memory of William Tal mash, who departed this life the 22nd of July 1804, aged 8 3 years. An honest man's the noblest work of God." This sto ry cannot be proved so must remain as one of two possibilit ies.
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  • Change Date: 3 Aug 2015 at 09:08

    Father: Lionel TOLLEMACHE b: Abt Apr 1624 in Of Helmingham, Suffolk, England
    Mother: Elizabeth MURRAY b: 1626

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth BLOOMFIELD
    • Married: 1686 5
    • Change Date: 22 Mar 2016
    1. Has Children Nicholas TOLLEMACHE b: Abt 1682

    1. Abbrev: Amy Lloyd's Family History
      Title: Amy Lloyd's Family History
      Quality: 3
      Text: A well supported and interesting tradition is handed down i n certain families in South Africa, England and. Manitoba , that they are descended from a son of his named NICHOLA S by a secret marriage of William Tollemache of Coddenhea , to Susan Blomfield of Coddenham on 25th March 1686. The s ecret marriage took place while he was outlawed and his eld er brother looked after his wife and children. NOTE: The fa mily story is that there was this secret marriage, althoug h official records claim he died unmarried. I find all th e correspondence confusing. There is one part alleging marr iage to Elizabeth BACON andanother bit alleging marriage t o Elizabeth BLOMFIELD. Are they the same woman with a fak e name to hide true identity?
    2. Abbrev: Amy Lloyd's Family History
      Title: Amy Lloyd's Family History
      Quality: 3
      Text: CAPTAIN TOLLEMACHE was born 1663 the youngest son of the Du chess ofLauderdale by her first husband. Sir Lionel Tollema che of Helmington,Suffolk.

      When in Paris in 1681 he had a duel with the Hon. William C arnegie and wounded him mortally with his sword. Arrested b y the French authorities, he was tried at the Castalet lege r and only escaped by a fine of £2,000 paid by his mother . He was outlawed and seems to havemade his way to Genoa , and after a couple of years joined the Fleet at Tangiers , which had gone to take away the Garrison and hand the pla ce over to the Sultan. His outlawry having been reversed , he was pardoned by the House of Lords and came home.

      On January 4th 1685 he deposed (c.f. Colonial s.p. vol. I V 33.1.11)before Governor William Stapleton, that a month p ast he went with others from Barbados on private enterpris e in trade, and in sight of"Saltertudas" (a French sloop) o rdered them to strike and plundered the vessel - after a fe w days discharged.

      On August 20th 1685 Stede the Deputy Governor of Barbados w rote:

      "Mr. W. Tollemache, son of the Duchess of Lauderdale, who k illed the purser of H..1.S. Diamond, is here on bail and be gs to be brought to trial as soon as possible. I therefor e granted. a special commissionand summoned two juries. Wit h due respect to his quality and to the justice of the caus e. He was found guilty of manslaughter only. He was allowe d benefit of clergy and he chose to be burnt in the hand t o savehim from being appealed. to England."
      Colonial State Papers, letters to Lords of Trade and Planta tions.

      The King granted him a commission as Lieutenant of the "Woo lwich" on October 5th 1688. He became Captain of the "Lark " the following December, and of the "Berkeley Castle" in 1 689. As Captain of H.M.S. Jersey -8 guns - he went to th e WestIndies in November 1690. On May 16th 1691 he accomp anied the expedition under Admiral Laurence Wright agains t Guadaloupe. He seemsto have been attacked by yellow feve r on the way back, and died on May 25th at the age of 28 ei ther at sea or at Antigua. The arrears of pay were paid t o Mr. Cox by letter of the Duchess of Lauderdale 1693.
    3. Abbrev:
      Quality: 3
      Text: He died on 25 May 1691 at West Indies, unmarried.
      Captain William Tollemache gained the rank of Captain in th e serviceof the Royal Navy.1 He killed Hon. William Carnegi e in 1681 at Paris,France, in a duel.
    4. Abbrev: Miscellaneous
      Title: Miscellaneous
      Quality: 3
      Text: .htm
      Died in command of HMS Jersey.
    5. Abbrev: Amy Lloyd's Family History
      Title: Amy Lloyd's Family History
      Text: "Extract of a letter from Aunt Eliza Ball née Park to her d aughterLizzie Arbuthnot at the age of 85. Erin Cottage Febr uary 17, 1909Wynberg."
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