Lieutenant-General Charles Ashe ą Court 34,46,47,48,54
- Born: 17 June 1785, Heytesbury, Wiltshire
- Christened: February 1786, St. George's Hanover Square, London
- Marriage: Mary Elizabeth Catherine Gibbs on 10 May 1815 in Palermo, Sicily 103
- Died: 19 April 1861, Amington Hall, Amington, Warwickshire aged 75
Sponsors: Honorable Mrs. Robinson Sr. Edward Knatchbull. Mrs.
Assumed the name Repington on the death of his brother, Edward.
From the Times, April 20 1861
Death of General Charles Ashe A'Court (sic) Repington CB - The
colonelcy of the 41st Regiment of Foot has become vacant by the death
of General A'Court Repington, father of Lady Herbert of Lea, who died
at 5 a.m. yesterday morning, at Armington (sic) Hall, near Tamworth,
after a protracted illness. General Repington was the youngest son of
Sir William Pierce Ashe A'Court, by his second marriage with Letitia,
daughter of Mr. Henry Wyndham, of the College, Salisbury. he was born
of the 20th of June, 1785, and married on the 10th of May, 1815, Mary
the only daughter of Mr. Abraham Gibbs. The gallant General entered
the army in 1801, and for the first 15 years saw much active service,
having been detached on a separate command in 1806 to the Adriatic, to
attack the islands of Tremitis, and in the same year assisted in the
siege of Scylla. In 1807 he served in Egypt, and was present at the
capture of Alexandria and in the action near Rosetta. At the siege
and capture of Santa Maura he was in charge of the
Quartermaster-General's Department; he was also at the siege of Capri
the same year. When aide-de-campe to the Adjutant-General, when the
enemy landed in Sicily in 1809 he commanded the advanced guard, to
which nearly 1,000 prisoners surrendered, and he personally captured
the enemies standard. The deceased General served afterwards on the
Staff in Sicily, Spain, and Italy, and was present at Tarragons,
action of Villa Franca, and retreat thence; subsequently, at the
occupation of Leghorn, capture of Genoa, siege of Savona, and lastly
at the surrender of Naples in 1815. the late General was for some
time one of the Poor Law Commissioners. In 1818 he was made a Knight
of the Hanoverian Order in recognition of his military services, and
in 1831 was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath. He was also a
Knight of St. Ferdinand and Merit of Naples, and a Knight of St.
Maurice and Lazare of Sardinia. In February, 1848, he was appointed
Colonel of the 41st (the Welsh) Regiment of Foot, which by his death
becomes at the disposal of the Commander-in-Chief. His commissions
bear date as follow (sic) :-Ensign, December 17, 1801; Lieutenant,
September 2, 1802; Captain, July 25, 1804; Major, February 22, 1811;
Lieutenant-Colonel, May 19, 1813; Colonel, July 22, 1830;
Major-General, November 23, 1841; Lieutenant-General, November 11,
1851; and General, February 20, 1856.
Noted events in his life were:
1. Census UK 1851: 30 March 1851, Amington Hall, Amington, Warwickshire.
2. Census UK 1861: 1861, Amington Hall, Amington, Warwickshire.
3. Resided: 19 April 1861, Amington Hall, Amington, Warwickshire. 13
4. He had an estate probated on 14 August 1861 in Principal Registry. 13
Charles married Mary Elizabeth Catherine Gibbs, daughter of Abraham Gibbs and Mary Elizabeth Douglas, on 10 May 1815 in Palermo, Sicily.103 (Mary Elizabeth Catherine Gibbs was born on 11 October 1792 in Naples, Italy 104, christened in Naples, Italy 104 and died on 21 January 1878 in 29 Lowndes Street, London 13.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
1. They have conflicting marriage information of 7 July 1819 and Heytesbury, Wiltshire.
Charles Ashe a Court Esq and Mary Elizabeth Catherine Gibbs, having
been married at Palermo in Sicily with all the formality which
circumstances permitted and the same duly attested, yet to remove
every shade of doubt, if any such exist, from any constitution of the
law of England of the validity of the said marriage, were married in
this Church by licence 7 July 1819.