Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.


My wife's ancestors - Maltass - Contents

Benjamin Maltass

Grave of Benjamin Maltass (born 1778).
Anglican cemetery, Buca.
From Levantine Heritage. Used with permission.

Benjamin Maltass,
born 1778.
He was educ at school in London.
He returned to Smyrna 1800.
He mar 1812 to ---- [probably Rosina ----, see below].
Merchant in Smyrna.
He wrote 1844 letter from Smyrna to his niece Elizabeth Gibbon.
Elizabeth Gibbon in letter of 1 Sept 1851 writes from Paris after her mother's death there in July 1851 (Benjamin's sister Susan). Elizabeth says that a "letter from my Uncle from Smyrna" has just been sent addressed to her mother, him "not knowing of my mother's death".
He died 6 Feb 1862, age 84 yrs.
He was bur Anglican cemetery, Buca.
Benjamin and his wife had issue:

  1. Richard Maltass,
    "who has the misfortune to be dumb" [1844 letter].

  2. Amilea Maltass,
    mar and had a son and dau, as at 1844.

  3. Stephen Maltass,
    due to be mar winter 1844-45.
    The [Rees family papers] refer to Benjamin as "ancestor of the Stephen Maltass family".

  4. William James Maltass.

  5. John Frederick Maltass,
    must be "John F. Maltass" who mar Helene --- and had issue:
    1. Oscar Alfred John Maltass, born 24th Nov 1863, Turkey [LDS IGI].

  6. Caroline Maltass.
  7. 3 others, Maltass, who died young.

    One of these must be:

    "Eliza Ann Maltass",
    dau of Benjamin Maltass and "Rosina",
    born 2 Sept 1814,
    bapt 21 Oct 1815 [British Chaplaincy, Smyrna].


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