Saturday, 3 June 2017

Robert Wolseley Haig

Birth: 22 Dec 1830  Midlothian Scotland (birth date in family bible)
Baptism: 04 Feb 1831  Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland (Parents: Thomas Haig & Charlotte, Maternal grandfather: Robert Haig)

He married Maria Georgina Brown.Parish Record of Marriage for Robert Wolseley Haig and Maria Georgina Brown on October 6, 1864.

Military: 19 Dec 1848 - 2nd Lieutenant: Royal Artillery and then seemingly promoted 1st Lieutenant same day - London Gazette

Military: 1854-55 - Crimean Medal, Inkerman, Sebastopol bars, Legion of Honour (Chevalier), Order of the Medjidie 5th class (Ottoman Empire), Turkish Medal

OFFICE OF ORDNANCE, May 19. Royal Regiment of Artillery. Lieutenant Robert Wolseley Haig to be Second Captain. - 26 May 1855 - Hampshire Advertiser

1856 • Oregon, United States of America - appointed Chief Astronomer and Surveyor for the British North American Boundary Commission - Panel 3 - Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon

1862 • Mount Haig, Canada - This 2610 meter summit near the 49th parallel was named (1862) to Honour (then) Capt Robert Wolseley Haig, who was assigned to the ISBC

Military: Dec 1863- Ordnance Select Committee - Capt. Robert Wolseley Haig, R.A., on particular service, recently employed in negotiating a settlement of the American boundary question, to be Assistant Secretary - 19 Dec 1863 - Naval & Military Gazette

Marriage 6 Oct 1864 Woolwich London England - St Mary - Maria Georgina Brown under age = Robert Wolseley Haig full age captain Royal Artillery Woolwich St Mary Magdalene Father Names: Henry Brown Clerk (Rector of Woolwich) & Thomas Haig Esquire Married after Banns by G B Blomfield Rector of Chester

Royal Society 6 Jun 1867: election to Royal Society

Military 22 Oct 1870 Captain Robert Wolseley Haig, Royal Artillery, to be Major. Dated 22nd October, 1870 - the London Gazette

Residence Apr 1871 Census • Plumstead, Kent, England, Major - active service

Death 6 Jun 1872 • Woolwich London England - On the 6th June, at Woolwich, Robert Wolseley Haig, Esq., Captain, Brevet-Major Royal Artillery, in the 42nd year of his age. Major Haig was a Fellow of the Royal Society - Middx BMD newspaper

Burial 11 Jun 1872 • Greenwich, London, England

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