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Capt. William Henry Wyld

Male 1848 - 1933  (84 years)


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  • Name William Henry Wyld 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born 17 Oct 1848  Woodborough, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Place from UK 1851 census.
      England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983 (ancestry.com) gives: Name: WYLD, William Henry / Record Type: Births / Quarter: December / Year: 1848 / District: Pewsey [includes Woodborough] / County: Wiltshire / Volume: 8 / Page: 388.
      For date, see Education Event for Marlborough College.
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Mar 1933  Hurstbourne Priors, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Obituary in The Times, Saturday, 11 March 1933, p. 12, reads: CAPTAIN W. H. WYLD / Captain William Henry Wyld, who died at his house in Hurstbourne Priors last Wednesday at the age of 84, was the son of the Rev. W. T. Wyld, of Woodborough, Pewsey. He went to Marlborough in 1860 under Dr. Bradley and played for two years in the cricket XI. "Poppy" Wyld, as he was called by his intimates from his auburn hair, was devoted to his old school, intensely interested in her athletic fortunes, and throughout his long life rarely missed attending the annual match with Rugby at Lord's. / Leaving Marlborough in 1867 he joined the 16th Lancers, and saw active service with his regiment in the Zulu campaign of 1879. Retiring with the rank of captain in 1888, he made a most happy marriage and devoted himself for the rest of his life to sport and country pursuits. He was a fine rider, a first-rate shot, and an expert fisherman. In his early prime he played a great deal of cricket and made a great many runs for the M.C.C. and the Yorkshire Gentlemen. Well on into middle age he played for the Hurstbourne Priors Club, and was a very good wicketkeeper as well as a batsman. He played golf and shot until he was over 80, and his love of dogs and of fishing is happily commemorated in "Pilot and Other Stories" and "Where the Bright waters Meet," by his friend, Mr. Plunket Greene, who, for 10 years, was his near neighbour at Hursbourne Priors. / In character Wyld was a mixture of shrewdness and simplicity, and, though he never took an active part in public affairs, he was well known and respected for his integrity and kindliness. He was emphatically no idler; he spent most of his time out of doors, but was a great reader and his memory was well stocked with curious information. With him there passes a great gentleman and a fine sportsman. He enjoyed life and helped to make it enjoyable, by his company and hospitality, for all his many friends, both young and old.
    Person ID I168734  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2014 

    Father Rev. William Thomas Wyld,   b. 5 Jul 1805, Speen, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1873, Woodborough, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Frances Martin Atkins,   b. 1817,   d. 13 Mar 1851, Woodborough, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married Abt Mar 1838  Hungerford District, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983 (ancestry.com) gives: Name: WYLD, William Thomas / Record Type: Marriages / Quarter: March / Year: 1838 / District: Hungerford / County: Berkshire Hampshire Wiltshire / Volume: 6 / Page: 237, for marriage to Frances Martin Atkins.
    Family ID F70690  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eva Catherine Evetts,   b. Abt 1856, Tackley, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1947, Hurstbourne Priors, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 91 years) 
    Married 30 Sep 1884  Tackley, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • England and Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1983 (ancestry.com) gives: Name: William Henry Wyld / Year of Registration: 1884 / Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep / District: Woodstock / County: Oxfordshire / Volume: 3a / Page: 1201, for marriage to Eva Catherine Evetts.
      Marriage notice in The Times, 2 October 1884, p. 1, reads: On the 30th Set., at Tackley, Oxon, by the Rev. Canon Evetts, assisted by the Rev. E. J. Wyld and the Rev. L. A. Sharpe, Rector of the parish, CAPTAIN W. H. WYLD, 16 (Queen's) Lancers, son of the late Rev. W. Wyld, of Woodborough, Wilts, to EVA CATHERINE, youngest daughter of the late WILLIAM EVETTS, Esq., of Tackley Park, Oxfordshire.
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2014 
    Family ID F70687  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart