Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.


My wife's ancestors - Maltass - Contents

Sir William Whittall

(Left) Sir William Whittall.
(Right) Edith Anna Barker.
From Levantine Heritage. Used with permission.

Sir William Whittall, Kt,
James William Whittall, born 1st Dec 1838, Smyrna,
mar 1862 to Edith Anna Barker [born 7 Aug 1840],
he founded J.W. Whittall and Co., Constantinople, in 1873,
lived The Tower, Moda (see map), Constantinople,
discovered the Great Stag and the Great Fallow Deer of Asia Minor [Whittall family tree],
see variety of Roe Deer named after him: Capreolus capreolus var whittallii (or whittalli),
knighted by Queen Victoria 1898,
see the story of the escape of Mahmud Mukhtar Pasha, Turkish Commander of 1st Army Corps, to the Whittall house, think 13th Apr 1909,
see the entries for 12th July 1909 and 13th July 1909 in the diary of Gertrude Bell: "The Story of Makhmud Mukhtar's escape very curious. He fled to the Whittall's house at Moda which was surrounded by troops.",
he died 1910, age 72 yrs,
she died 1935, age 95 yrs,
had issue:

  1. Edwin Whittall, born Frederick Edwin, 1864,
    mar Adelaide Helen La Fontaine [born 1867],
    lived Moda, Istanbul,
    Gertrude Bell tried to meet up with him in Istanbul, 23rd May 1905,
    had issue:

    1. Eileen Helen Whittall, born 1889, mar Edward Leonard La Fontaine and had issue.

    2. James Frederick La Fontaine Whittall, born 1890, mar Mary La Fontaine and had issue:
      1. Roland James La Fontaine Whittall, had issue:

        1. Betty Whittall,
          mar Paul McKernan,
          researches and maintains the Whittall family tree.

Edith Anna Barker (born 1840) when young.
From Levantine Heritage. Used with permission.

Sir William Whittall and his family.
Photo in their garden at Moda, Constantinople, 1902.
See full size.
See explanation of who is who.
Photo courtesy of Sue MacManaway.

The Tower, Moda, Constantinople (now gone).
From Levantine Heritage. Used with permission.

The Tower, Moda, Constantinople.
The drive.
From Levantine Heritage. Used with permission.

The Tower, Moda, Constantinople.
The back.
From Levantine Heritage. Used with permission.

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