Henry Maltass of Constantinople
- Sources yet to be consulted:
Reference to Stephen Maltass in
extract from archives of the
8 Oct 1901.
The Rees family papers
say Stephen Maltass left a record
of what took place in the Dardanelles Operation in 1807.
He went in mid-18th century to
the capital of the Ottoman Empire.
See historical background
mar at Constantinople to Juliana Barbarini
They had issue:
- Stephen Maltass.
Chancellor of the
at Constantinople as at 31 Dec 1806.
(The Ambassador 1804-1807 was
Dardanelles Operation, 1807:
Maltass went with the Ambassador and
in Feb 1807, when Duckworth
forced the Straits of the Dardanelles
Straits of the Dardanelles
(the gateway to Turkey and Russia
from the Mediterranean)
were always of huge strategic importance.
An English fleet under Duckworth
forced its way through the Straits of the Dardanelles,
in a historic display of rising European power
(and declining Ottoman power),
and intimidated Turkey.
Duckworth intimidated Constantinople.
But after negotiations with the Sultan
he eventually withdrew.
Maltass was on the battleship the
the Captain of which was
Maltass did not marry.
- William Maltass.
At age 12 he was Student interpreter at the
This was during the time when
Sir Robert Ainslie
was Ambassador (1776-1792).
Maltass was British Vice-Consul
He did not marry.
- Claude Philip Maltass.
The British Ambassador
refers to him
in a letter dated Constantinople, 29 Apr 1810.
He writes to Francis Werry, British Consul at Smyrna, as follows:
"For the present, I beg of you to do all you can to keep the
Prize Master and his men on board the captured ship until
I can obtain a decision from the Captain
and on no account to suffer Captain Maltass to be prevented
returning to Malta
with his prisoners."
"Captain Maltass" [Claude Philip] must be a Captain in the
He did not marry.
- (4 daus) Maltass.
"The squadron under the command of Sir J T Duckworth forcing the narrow channel of the Dardanelles,
February 19th 1807".
"Destruction of the Turkish Fleet, February 19th, 1807".