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Major Thomas Wingate (1807-1869), c1862 / A. Ken, Photographe. Paris
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Major Thomas Wingate (1807-1869), c1862 / A. Ken, Photographe. Paris
1 carte-de-visite : b & w ; 10.5 x 6.4 cm.
Verso of card printed with studio name: A. Ken / Photographe / Boulev. Montmartre 10 / Paris. 'A. Ken Phot' printed on mount face below image.
This carte-de-visite is one item within a small album containing photographs of members of the extended Rouse and Terry families. Major Thomas Wingate (1807-1869) sketcher, amateur photographer and army officer, was born in France in March 1807, second son of Captain George Thomas Wingate RN of Stirling, Scotland, and Thomasina, nee Devonshire. He entered the British army as an ensign in May 1826 and served in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) from October 1828 to November 1832, where he was promoted lieutenant in the Queen's Royal Regiment. He was in India from March 1835 to January 1842. He retired with the rank of Captain in MAy 1846and arrived in Sydney in February 1852 and in 1854 he was commissioned as a Major commanding the 1st New South Wales Rifle Volunteers. He also served as a magistrate on the bench of Sydney's Water Police Court and Central Police Court from 1855 to 1861. In 1856 he married Eleanor Terry, nee Rouse, seventh child of Richard Rouse, builder of Rouse Hill House between Parramatta and Windsor. Wingate lived at Eleanor's house, Percy Lodge, 22 Wylde Street, Potts Point from 1856 until his death in 1869.
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Caroline Rouse Thornton Rouse Hill house and the Rouses 2015, revised and expanded second edition, p.183.
Rouse Hill House & Farm ; HR88/18-11. The Hamilton Rouse Hill Trust Collection.
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