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Chamberlain, Knight Field Marshal Neville Bowles

Male 1820 - 1902


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  • Title  Knight Field Marshal 
    Born  01 Oct 1820  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  18 Feb 1902  Southhampton, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I02222  My Genealogy

    Father  Chamberlain, Henry,   c. 20 Sept 1773, St. Marylebone, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1829, Regents Park, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Morgan, Anne Eugenia,   b. 11 Sep 1785, Lisbon, Portugal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Ded 1867, Satory, Versailles, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  05 Jun 1813  St George, Bloomsbury, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F00680  Group Sheet

    Family  Reid, Charlotte Cuyler,   b. Abt 1835,   bur. 26 Dec 1896, Romsey, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Jun 1873  Kensington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F00845  Group Sheet

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    Field Marshall Sir Neville Bowles Chamberlain
    Field Marshall Sir Neville Bowles Chamberlain

  • Notes 
    • Went to India under the influence of Sir Henry Fane and Mr Buckle, a director of the East India company. Embarked for India aboard the George in February 1837.

      http://www.uua.org/uuhs/duub/articles/fmnevillechamberlain.html
      Field Marshal Sir Neville Chamberlain

      Field Marshal Sir Neville Bowles Chamberlain (1820-1902), a significant figure in Britain's wars on the Indian subcontinent, was the only person to have been appointed to the highest rank in the British Army while a member of a Unitarian church.
      Neville Bowles Chamberlain was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the second of five sons of Henry Chamberlain, the British consul general in the city, and his second wife, Anna Eugenia. ...
      Headstrong and with no apparent intellectual ability, Neville was withdrawn soon after he entered the Royal Military Academy in 1833. Undeterred, he obtained through family connections a commission as an ensign in the East India Company's army and joined the infantry at Lucknow in 1838;... During the next four years he distinguished himself in the invasion of Afghanistan and was wounded six times...he seemed oblivious of the dangers of warfare and hand-to-hand fighting.

      By 1854 he was a brigadier. ..In May 1873 he married Charlotte Curler. They had no children. In 1876 Chamberlain returned to India to take command of the Madras army. He was appointed a full general the following year. He retired from this post in 1881 and lived the rest of his life quietly on his estate at Lordswood near Southampton, England.

      ..despite his many military actions he was not proud of the death and destruction he had wrought. After the burning of Istalif in 1842, he reported that he was 'disgusted with myself, the world, and above all, with my cruel profession.' ...began to attend Southampton Unitarian Church. Although he supported the Unitarian church, during his wife's lifetime he accompanied her to the Church of England. ...

      In 1900, at the age of eighty, Chamberlain was made a field marshal. Following his death, despite his specific instructions to the contrary, he was given a massive military funeral at Rownhams Parish Church. ...
      See W. Forest The Life of Firld Marshall Neville Chamberlain, Dictionary of National Biography (2004); and Alan Ruston, 'The Unitarian Field Marshal', Transactions of the Unitarian Historical Society (1993). There are many obituaries. Among them are: The Times (19, 20 February 1902 and 10 March 1902); Inquirer (22 February 1902); Christian Life (22 February 1902 and 1 March 1902); Burke's Peerage (1907); Hampshire Advertiser, Hampshire Independent, Southampton News and Hampshire Express (all 22 February 1902);
      Article by Alan Ruston

      1901 Census: Rowhams, Hampshire, England:
      Elizabeth Ardock abt 1829 Shipbourne, Kent, England Servant Rownhams Hampshire
      Sarah Bonfield abt 1868 Sandy, Bedfordshire, England Servant Rownhams Hampshire
      Neville Chamberlain abt 1820 At the Grenlatt of New Philips Rio on Jeneris Merst Eriting Wheath, Germany Head Field Marshall Rownhams Hampshire
      Bridget Higgins abt 1883 Ireland Servant Rownhams Hampshire
      Florence Lee abt 1883 Whitchurch, Hampshire, England Servant Rownhams Hampshire
      Mary Stubbings abt 1866 Fordingbridge, Hampshire, England Servant Rownhams Hampshire



      1901 Census: Rownhams St John, Hampshire, England:
      Chamberlain, Neville, 81, Rio de Janerio
      (5 servants)

      Nevill Bowles Chamberlain married in June 1873 in Kensington to Charlotte Culyer Reid.