Westcote Whitchurch Lewis LYTTLETON

Westcote Whitchurch Lewis LYTTLETON

Male 1818 - 1886  (68 years)

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  • Name Westcote Whitchurch Lewis LYTTLETON  [1
    • Forename: Is sometimes seen as Westcott.
    Residence 1822-25  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Lived in Scotland for this period 
    Born 24 Jan 1818  Ceylon/Sri Lanka Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1825  Van Dieman's Land, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Lived in Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania) until 1935 
    Education 1835  England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Arrived august 1835 to enter the Royal Military College.  
    Military 1837  [2
    Commissioned ensign 1837, lieutenant in 1839, and captain in 1845. Posted to Halifax, Nova
    Scotia in 1840 with 64th Regiment.  
    Military 1841  Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lieutenant. 64th Regiment. Posted in Halifax.  
    Miscellaneous Westcote Whitchurch Lewis Lyttleton as an artist: See Note  [5
    • Contributed by
      Design and Art Australia Online
      Watercolourist and army officer. Son of William Thomas Lyttleton. Though he lived inVan Diemen's Land for ten years, most of his surviving work is during his period in Halifax, Canada.
      Watercolourist and army officer, third child and eldest son of the seven children of Anne and William Thomas Lyttleton , was born in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) when his father was on an army posting there and was baptised Westcote, a family name of the Lyttletons of Hagley Hall, Stourbridge, Worcestershire, to whom he was distantly related. The family was in England and Scotland in 1822-25, then migrated to Van Diemen’s Land whereWestcote remained for ten years. He left for London in February 1835, arriving in August in order to enter his father’s old college, the Royal Military Academy.
      Commissioned ensign in 1837, lieutenant in 1839 and captain in 1845, Lyttleton was posted to Halifax, Nova Scotia, with the 64th Regiment in 1840 and arrived in October.In 1842 he married Joanna, eldest daughter of 'Governor’ PeterMcNab, a member of one of Halifax’s leading families. He purchased McNab Island off Halifax and lived therefor seventeen years. Carter calls his undated watercolour panorama of Halifax Harbour Seen from McNab’s Island (National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa) the masterpiece among the small numberof works of early Halifax known today. Although obviously a
      very competent landscape sketcher before arriving in Canada, no Tasmanian work has been conclusively identified. This Canadian watercolour, however, is close in style to that of William Lyttleton’s Panshanger , allowing the presumption that his art training came as much from his father as from the drawing lessons he would have received atSandhurst. In 1853 W.W. Lyttleton ...
      c.1822 Arrived in Van Diemen's Land
    Occupation 1844  Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lieutenant in 64th Regiment of Foot (as per entry in son's baptism record) 
    Residence 1844  Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Living in military barracks - Weedon Barracks.  
    Miscellaneous 1859  McNabs Island, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Fire at Hugonin residence on McNab's Island.  
    Died 9 Aug 1886  Shew-le-Crow Keswick, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8
    • Will proved by Roderick Hugonin of Kimmylies House Inverness in North Britain. Sole Executor.
    Person ID I67  McNabs Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2021 

    Father William Thomas LYTTLETON,   b. Abt 1786,   d. 7 Jun 1839, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Mother Ann HORTLE,   d. Abt 1874, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 4 Jan 1812  Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F112  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joanna MCNAB,   b. 16 Sep 1816, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1908, Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 26 Oct 1842  Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Children 
    +1. William Margrave LYTTLETON,   b. Abt 1843,   d. Abt 1911, Coonamble, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
    +2. Westcote McNab LYTTLETON,   b. 3 Nov 1846, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1897, Rakaia, Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     3. George Waldron LYTTLETON,   b. 31 Mar 1850, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Peter LYTTLETON,   b. 29 Dec 1817, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Died young Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John Henry LYTTLETON,   b. 15 Nov 1818,   d. 28 Jun 1859, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F18  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lived in Scotland for this period - 1822-25 - Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Jan 1818 - Ceylon/Sri Lanka Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lived in Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania) until 1935 - 1825 - Van Dieman's Land, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Arrived august 1835 to enter the Royal Military College. - 1835 - England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Lieutenant. 64th Regiment. Posted in Halifax. - 1841 - Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Oct 1842 - Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Lieutenant in 64th Regiment of Foot (as per entry in son's baptism record) - 1844 - Northamptonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Living in military barracks - Weedon Barracks. - 1844 - Northamptonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMiscellaneous - Fire at Hugonin residence on McNab's Island. - 1859 - McNabs Island, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Westcote Whitchurch Lewis Lyttleton and Sons (Westcote McNab, George Waldron, William Margrave
    Westcote Whitchurch Lewis Lyttleton and Sons (Westcote McNab, George Waldron, William Margrave
    Permission from owner

  • Sources 
    1. [S72] The family of Cassels, Cassels, Robert, (Edinburgh: author ), 127 (Reliability: 2).
      Accessed at archive.org

    2. [S130] Lyttleton, Westcote Whitchurch Lewis (1818-1886), (Trove), https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1485732. (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S76] England - Deaths Civil Registration , (Find My Past), Vol 10B, p.310 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S154] British Army Worldwide Index, National Archives of England , (Find My Past), WO/12/7343., https://www.findmypast.co.uk/transcript?id=GBM%2FSOLIDX%2F1841%2F2%2F036185 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S130] Lyttleton, Westcote Whitchurch Lewis (1818-1886), (Trove), https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1485732. (Reliability: 2).
      Some information in this extract is not proven or is incorrect.

    6. [S78] Northamptonshire Anglican Parish Registers, (Northamptonshire Record Office ), Reference #344P/4., https://www.ancestry.ca/imageviewer/collections/9200/images/42672_340399__0004-00196?treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true&_ga=2.144068470.2128966737.1601590499-877276845.1572177098&pId=150140606 (Reliability: 3).
      Digital copy of Parish register page (189 in 1843/44)

    7. [S78] Northamptonshire Anglican Parish Registers, (Northamptonshire Record Office ), Reference #344P/4., https://www.ancestry.ca/imageviewer/collections/9200/images/42672_340399__0004-00196?treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true&_ga=2.144068470.2128966737.1601590499-877276845.1572177098&pId=150140606 (Reliability: 3).
      Digital copy of Parish register page (189 in 1843/44) - son's baptismal entry includes father's residence and occupation.

    8. [S77] Principal Probate Registry. England and Wales, (Ancestry.com ), https://www.ancestry.ca/imageviewer/collections/1904/images/31874_222786-00454?treeid=&personid=&hintid=&queryId=f5e40506bee9a8863fe2a2d1ab8385f2&usePUB=true&_phsrc=BIU16708&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&_ga=2.152478458.2128966737.1601590499-877276845.1572177098&pId=4944890 (Reliability: 3).
      Digital copy of registry entry. Accessed at Ancestry.ca

    9. [S41] Nova Scotia Vital Statistics from Newspapers, 1840 - 1843, Punch, Terrence M., (Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS. 1985), p.116 (Reliability: 2).
      Extract from Acadian Recorder Sat.29 October 1842. Eldest daughter of Hon.Peter McNab. Marriage by Rev.Dr. Twining

    10. [S165] Nova Scotia Church Records 1720-2001, (Family Search ), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GBCJ-7FS?cc=1925428&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3A6Z9S-R5LP (Reliability: 2).