Descendants of John DE BELASIS

Twenty-Ninth Generation


256. John Henry BELLASIS [scrapbook] (William DALGLISH BELLASIS , Edward BELLASIS , George BELLASIS , Joseph BELLAS , George BELLASIS , George BELLASIS , William BELLASIS , Bryan BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , Richard BELASYSE , Thomas BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , Robert BELASYSE , John BELASYSE , John BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , John BELASISE , John BELASISE , Robert DE BELASISE , Thomas DE BELASISE , Roger DE BELASISE , Rowland BELASISE , William BELASIS , Robert BELASIS , William DE BELASIS , Ralph DE BELASYSE , Rowland DE BELASYSE , John ) was born in 1880. He died on 9 May 1949.

John married Mary Beatrice HEYMAN "Dolly" in Apr 1911.

They had the following children.

+ 291 M i John William Melville BELLASIS was born on 5 Jun 1914. He died on 8 Dec 1989.
+ 292 M ii Richard Lumsden BELLASIS was born on 20 Jun 1915. He died on 1 Mar 2007.
  293 F iii Francesca Mary Walmesley BELLASIS.
        Francesca married RITSON.

258. Richard Fauconberg "Dick" BELLASIS [scrapbook] (William DALGLISH BELLASIS , Edward BELLASIS , George BELLASIS , Joseph BELLAS , George BELLASIS , George BELLASIS , William BELLASIS , Bryan BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , Richard BELASYSE , Thomas BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , Robert BELASYSE , John BELASYSE , John BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , John BELASISE , John BELASISE , Robert DE BELASISE , Thomas DE BELASISE , Roger DE BELASISE , Rowland BELASISE , William BELASIS , Robert BELASIS , William DE BELASIS , Ralph DE BELASYSE , Rowland DE BELASYSE , John ) was born on 23 Aug 1886. He died on 9 Sep 1963 in St John's Hospital, London.

Gold Staff Officer at the Coronation of King George VI

Dick finished his schooling at Downside and began studying to be an Engineer at the Camborne School of Mines in Cornwall.  From letters, Dick left for Rhodesia in 1905 with his brother Bill, but returned to England in 1906 and continued his studies at Camborne.  After qualifying in 1908, he left for Australia with only £10.  He worked at Broken Hill, mining zinc; then at Koolgardy (near Kalgoorly) surveying for gold.  He later joined his brothers mining for gold near Bulawayo and Queque in Southern Rhodesia.  Dick then went to Kenya, where he initially surveyed for gold and had a moment of triumph when he struck quite a valuable gold seam at Kakamega.

In 1914, he enlisted in the East African Mounted Rifles to fight in the 1st World War as a munitions supplier taking ammunition to the front line with bullock and cart.  Upon completing his deliveries, he was required to join in the fighting.  He helped to chase the Germans out of East Africa down to Mozambique.  He was twice mentioned in despatches and promoted to Second Lieutenant.

For a while, Dick took up Bill's role running the Doondu coffee estate as a working partner for the Dormers.  On dissolution of the partnership, he bought 500 acres of scrub land at Rioki and started his own coffee farm from scratch in 1924.  He had to fight off lions and other game and re-plant the entire plantation three times due to various deseases affecting the trees. By 1941, he had 150 acres under coffee.

The neighbouring Lioki mission was established by Italian missionaries and Dick gave them several more acres to develop a school, a clinic and a convent.  The Holy Ghost Fathers took over the mission, which is deemed to be one of the most successful in Kenya.  The St Anne's School for girls is doing very well and still growing.  There is also a strong Roman Catholic youth movement there.

Despite the distance from and slow travel to England, Dick kept in touch with  friends and family back 'home', eventually marrying at the age of 48 his bride of 25.

The farm was sold after Dick's death to a co-operative of 3,000 local people for two thirds of the asking price.  This was the right thing to do for those Kikuyus who defended the family against their own kind during the Maou Maou Rebellion of 1952.  The Rioki Estate has been replacing trees by grafting onto the original root stock, and the trees now have an immunity to the deseases against which Dick had to spray.  The farm is organic.

Dick married Mona Florita FRAME-THOMSON, daughter of Thomas FRAME THOMSON "Trams" and Florence Mary MCCLYMONT "Flossy", on 25 Apr 1934 in Farm St, London. Mona was born on 26 Feb 1909 in Holland Park, London. She died on 29 Feb 1984 in Fulham, London.

They had the following children.

  294 M i William Thomas Joseph BELLASIS.
  295 F ii Mary Susan BELLASIS.
  296 F iii Anne Margaret Mary "Anna" BELLASIS.
       
Anna married Colin Charles FIRMIN "Col" [scrapbook]. Col was born on 11 Apr 1940. He died on 3 Mar 2013 in Buddina, Queensland, Australia.

He grew up near Perth and later settled in Darwin selling insurance policies.  This he passed to Anna whilst he entered politics.

He served as an Alderman for the City of Darwin from 1976 to 1983 before his pre-selection by the ruling Country Liberal Party (CLP) for the Electoral Division of Ludmilla in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly and his subsequent election at the 1983 Northern Territory election. (Courtesy Wikipedia.)

As the children progressed, they decided to move to the east coast.  Col was a very keen sailer, owner of Brumby-Jack, and so they joined the marina fraternity at Buddina, near Mooloolaba.  Col took part in ocean racing, including the South China Sea, and Sydney to Hobart.  He got his Mate's Certificate to take guided tours into the crocodile region on the north coast.  He and Anna would go on long expeditions to the Solomon Islands and Phuket and many other destinations.

Col was a key player in the Legacy charity for veteren servicemen.  He was a vintage rally enthusiast, maintaining two of his own: an MG sport and a Triumph automatic.
  297 F iv Agnes Mary Theresa "Pippa" BELLASIS.
+ 298 M v John Philip Joseph BELLASIS.

261. Mildred Mary "Milley" BELLASIS (William DALGLISH BELLASIS , Edward BELLASIS , George BELLASIS , Joseph BELLAS , George BELLASIS , George BELLASIS , William BELLASIS , Bryan BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , Richard BELASYSE , Thomas BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , Robert BELASYSE , John BELASYSE , John BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , John BELASISE , John BELASISE , Robert DE BELASISE , Thomas DE BELASISE , Roger DE BELASISE , Rowland BELASISE , William BELASIS , Robert BELASIS , William DE BELASIS , Ralph DE BELASYSE , Rowland DE BELASYSE , John ) was born in 1883. She died on 14 Oct 1953.

Died in an air crash on takeoff from Frankfurt. A Sabena Convair CV-240 lost engine power due to fouled spark plugs. It was the third accident of this aircraft in less than a year. She had been on holiday with her sister in Bavaria and they died along with 38 other passengers and four crew.

Milley married Capt. Victor Robert MONTGOMERIE in 1910. Victor was born in 1883. He died in 1953.

Victor served in the military.

Charrington was added to the name, though at the time of writing it is not known why.

They had the following children.

  299 M i
Robin Victor MONTGOMERIE-CHARRINGTON was born on 23 Jun 1915 in Mayfair, London. He died on 3 Apr 2007 in Evenlode, Gloucestershire.

Robin was christened Robin Victor Montgomerie. He was educated at Eton. After World War II, he was manager of the airport at Kidlington, Oxfordshire (Oxford Airport). At that time, Oxford was busier then Heathrow (and is now on the rise again and being called London-Oxford). He took up 500cc Formula 3 motor racing in 1950 through to 1951 (when Bernard Charles Ecclestone was doing the same thing before moving on to a business level in motor racing). Robin then drove an Aston-Butterworth Formula 1 car in the World Championship Grand Prix on 22 June 1952 at Chimay but had to retire with engine trouble. The car was produced out of the partnership of Bill Aston and Archie Butterworth. The enterprise could not meet the expenses arising from the F1 Regulations of 1954. He later moved to the States before retiring in England and taking up sailing.
  300 F ii Susan MONTGOMERIE-CHARRINGTON.
  301 F iii Victoria MONTGOMERIE-CHARRINGTON.
  302 M iv Henry MONTGOMERIE-CHARRINGTON.

264. Victoria Louisa "Louise" DALGLISH BELLASIS (William DALGLISH BELLASIS , Edward BELLASIS , George BELLASIS , Joseph BELLAS , George BELLASIS , George BELLASIS , William BELLASIS , Bryan BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , Richard BELASYSE , Thomas BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , Robert BELASYSE , John BELASYSE , John BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , John BELASISE , John BELASISE , Robert DE BELASISE , Thomas DE BELASISE , Roger DE BELASISE , Rowland BELASISE , William BELASIS , Robert BELASIS , William DE BELASIS , Ralph DE BELASYSE , Rowland DE BELASYSE , John ) was born on 24 Dec 1896 in Lulworth Castle, Dorset. She died in 1989 in Sturminster Newton, Dorset.

Living at

She inherited from her mother jet black hair, which retained its colour into her nineties.  For her 90th birthday, her family gave her a flight on Concorde.

Louise married Hon William Joseph FRENCH "Bill" on 12 Apr 1920 in Brompton Oratory, London. Bill was born on 5 Aug 1885 in Frenchpark, Co.Roscommon. He died on 4 Sep 1974 in Sturminster Newton, Dorset.

Fought in a battle near Boyle, Roscommon, Ireland

Bill was 3rd son of 4th Baron de Freyne. He served as Captain in the Machine Gun Corps and was High Sheriff of County Roscommon in 1915.

They had the following children.

  303 M i
Patrick FRENCH was born in 1921. He died in 1926.
  304 F ii
Marie Isobel "Mariebelle" FRENCH was born in 1923. She died on 25 Feb 2015.
       
Mariebelle married Sir Thomas Brian WELDON 8th Baronet in 1942. Thomas was born in 1905. He died in 1979.
       
Mariebelle also married 6th Earl Alan CATHCART CB DSO in 1984. Alan was born in 1919. He died in 1999.

He was the widower of Rosemary Smyth-Osborne, who died in 1980. They had at least one son.
  305 F iii Elenor Mary "Timmy" FRENCH.

265. William Lancelot CHARLTON (Margaret Jane BELLASIS , Edward BELLASIS , George BELLASIS , Joseph BELLAS , George BELLASIS , George BELLASIS , William BELLASIS , Bryan BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , Richard BELASYSE , Thomas BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , Robert BELASYSE , John BELASYSE , John BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , John BELASISE , John BELASISE , Robert DE BELASISE , Thomas DE BELASISE , Roger DE BELASISE , Rowland BELASISE , William BELASIS , Robert BELASIS , William DE BELASIS , Ralph DE BELASYSE , Rowland DE BELASYSE , John ).

William married Theresa WALMESLEY.

They had the following children.

  306 M i Lancelot CHARLTON.

266. George Victor Bellasis CHARLTON (Margaret Jane BELLASIS , Edward BELLASIS , George BELLASIS , Joseph BELLAS , George BELLASIS , George BELLASIS , William BELLASIS , Bryan BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , Richard BELASYSE , Thomas BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , Robert BELASYSE , John BELASYSE , John BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , John BELASISE , John BELASISE , Robert DE BELASISE , Thomas DE BELASISE , Roger DE BELASISE , Rowland BELASISE , William BELASIS , Robert BELASIS , William DE BELASIS , Ralph DE BELASYSE , Rowland DE BELASYSE , John ).

George married Gladys Flora MOSTYN in 1911.

They had the following children.

  307 F i Anne CHARLTON.
  308 F ii Joan CHARLTON.
  309 F iii Dorothy CHARLTON.
+ 310 F iv Frances CHARLTON.

278. Louisa Charlotte BELLASIS (John Brownrigg BELLASIS , George Hutchins BELLASIS , John BELLASIS , Joseph BELLAS , George BELLASIS , George BELLASIS , William BELLASIS , Bryan BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , Richard BELASYSE , Thomas BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , Robert BELASYSE , John BELASYSE , John BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , John BELASISE , John BELASISE , Robert DE BELASISE , Thomas DE BELASISE , Roger DE BELASISE , Rowland BELASISE , William BELASIS , Robert BELASIS , William DE BELASIS , Ralph DE BELASYSE , Rowland DE BELASYSE , John ) was born in 1843. She died in 1903.

Louisa married M C R SCHNEIDER in 1875.

They had the following children.

  311 M i Hubert Bellasis SCHNEIDER.
  312 F ii Blanche Annette SCHNEIDER.
  313 F iii Maude SCHNEIDER.

279. Major George Montalt BELLASIS (George Hutchins BELLASIS , George Hutchins BELLASIS , John BELLASIS , Joseph BELLAS , George BELLASIS , George BELLASIS , William BELLASIS , Bryan BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , Richard BELASYSE , Thomas BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , Robert BELASYSE , John BELASYSE , John BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , John BELASISE , John BELASISE , Robert DE BELASISE , Thomas DE BELASISE , Roger DE BELASISE , Rowland BELASISE , William BELASIS , Robert BELASIS , William DE BELASIS , Ralph DE BELASYSE , Rowland DE BELASYSE , John ) was born in 1848. He died in 1910.

Passed into Sandhurst at the head of the list of Indian cadets.  He entered the Bengal Staff Corps and Indian Public Works Department.

George married Elizabeth Ellen Prowting ROBERTS in 1882. Elizabeth died in 1884.

They had the following children.

+ 314 M i Capt. Brian Maude BELLASIS MC.

George also married Adrienne Marie Louise OCSTE in 1904.

280. Edward Skelton BELLASIS (George Hutchins BELLASIS , George Hutchins BELLASIS , John BELLASIS , Joseph BELLAS , George BELLASIS , George BELLASIS , William BELLASIS , Bryan BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , Richard BELASYSE , Thomas BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , Robert BELASYSE , John BELASYSE , John BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , John BELASISE , John BELASISE , Robert DE BELASISE , Thomas DE BELASISE , Roger DE BELASISE , Rowland BELASISE , William BELASIS , Robert BELASIS , William DE BELASIS , Ralph DE BELASYSE , Rowland DE BELASYSE , John ) was christened on 15 Feb 1855 in Hawkshead, Lancashire.

Superintending Engineer in the Indian Public Works Department.  He was the author of "Hydraulics" and other works.

Edward married Mary Frances Emily MORRIS in 1887.

They had the following children.

  315 M i
Eric Montalt BELLASIS was born in 1888.

He was a prisoner of war in Turley from 1916 to 1918.  He was on board H.M.Yacht "Zaida" when it sank.
  316 M ii
Lieut. Guy Roland John BELLASIS was born in 1896 in Reading, Berkshire.

Fought in the First World War in the Army Service Corps from 1914.
  317 F iii
Gwendolen Edith BELLASIS MBE was born in 1891 in Dalhousie, Indoa. She died on 11 Feb 1980 in Westgate-on-Sea, Kent.

Gwendolen was created MBE in 1918.

She passed with honours the Cambridge Junior and Senior Exams.  After the First World War, in which it seems she played a significant role, she became a nun, entering the Ursuline Community of Angers (then exiled in Cheltenham).  Her religious name was Sister Magdalen.  In 1925, the year of her final profession, she obtained an MA (Hons) at Oxford.  She was Novice Mistress at Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, from 1932 to 1935; then the English Provintial from 1945 to 1952.  She spent many years in the Ursuline Generalate in Rome, partly as Prioress of its community and also as Principal of the Pontificate Institute, Regina Mundi.

284. Capt. Richard John Erskine OLIVER-BELLASIS JP [scrapbook] (Flora BELLASIS , Daniel Hutchins BELLASIS , John BELLASIS , Joseph BELLAS , George BELLASIS , George BELLASIS , William BELLASIS , Bryan BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , Richard BELASYSE , Thomas BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , Robert BELASYSE , John BELASYSE , John BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , John BELASISE , John BELASISE , Robert DE BELASISE , Thomas DE BELASISE , Roger DE BELASISE , Rowland BELASISE , William BELASIS , Robert BELASIS , William DE BELASIS , Ralph DE BELASYSE , Rowland DE BELASYSE , John ).

Richard was named By Royal Licence assumed the name of Bellasis in 1879.

Served with 20th Hussars in the Sudan Expedition.  Made JP for Warwickshire in 1899.

Richard married Gwendoline Mary WOOLCOMBE-ADAMS in 1899.

They had the following children.

  318 M i
John OLIVER-BELLASIS JP DL was born in 1904 in Marlborough.

John entered into a marriage contract in 1939.

He fought with the 1st battalion Royal Fusiliers in India and the 2nd battalion in Eritrea and Syria.  He was captured in Damascus and wounded, but escaped to North Africa.  He took command of 8th battalion in 1943 and fought at Salerno, Anzio, Monte Casino, Camino and Gariglarno Crossing.  He retired from the army in 1946 and became JP for Hampshire and Deputy Lieutenant of the County.
  319 M ii
Capt. Richard OLIVER-BELLASIS RN [scrapbook] was born in 1914. He died in 1964.

He solved the problem of the Nazi accoustic mine in the 2nd World War.

290. James Crosby LANCASTER (Elizabeth CROSBY , John CROSBY , Hannah BELLASIS , Joseph BELLAS , George BELLASIS , George BELLASIS , William BELLASIS , Bryan BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , Richard BELASYSE , Thomas BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , Robert BELASYSE , John BELASYSE , John BELASYSE , William BELASYSE , John BELASISE , John BELASISE , Robert DE BELASISE , Thomas DE BELASISE , Roger DE BELASISE , Rowland BELASISE , William BELASIS , Robert BELASIS , William DE BELASIS , Ralph DE BELASYSE , Rowland DE BELASYSE , John ) was born in 1816. He died in 1880.

Fought at the battle of Dolphenby, Edenhall, Penrith

James and Isabella had 2 sons and 3 daughters.  Jonathan was their eldest son.

James married Isabella LANCASTER on 6 Feb 1840 in Kirkland, Cumberland. Isabella was born in 1818. She died in 1893.

Fought at the battle of Staingills, Culgaith, Cumberland

They had the following children.

+ 320 M i Jonathan LANCASTER was born in 1840. He died in 1909.

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