Maj. Gen. William Selwyn

Maj. Gen. William Selwyn

Male 1655 - 1702  (47 years)

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  • Name William Selwyn 
    Prefix Maj. Gen. 
    Born 1655 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Apr 1702  Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0486  The Selwyn Family Tree
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2012 

    Father William Selwyn,   b. 1624,   d. 08 May 1679, Matson Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Margaret Nourse,   b. 1625,   d. 18 Jan 1715-16, Matson Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 11 Mar 1640/41  Matson Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F083  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Albinia Betenson,   b. 1657,   d. 29 Dec 1737  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 26 May 1681  Westminster Abbey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Albinia Selwyn,   b. 1682,   d. 1702, Chislehurst Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     2. William Selwyn,   b. 1683,   d. Abt 1690  (Age 7 years)
    +3. Margaret Selwyn,   b. 1684,   d. 27 Apr 1742  (Age 58 years)
     4. Elizabeth Frances Selwyn,   b. 1685,   d. Aft 1722  (Age > 38 years)
    +5. Col. John Selwyn,   b. 20 Aug 1688, Scadbury Park, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1751, Matson Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     6. Maj. Charles Selwyn,   b. 1689,   d. 9 Jun 1749, St. Mary's Hampton, Kew Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +7. Capt. Henry Selwyn,   b. 19 Aug 1690,   d. 3 Sep 1734, Matson Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    Last Modified 4 May 2011 
    Family ID F073  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 May 1681 - Westminster Abbey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Apr 1702 - Jamaica Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Major General William Selwyn
    Major General William Selwyn
    General William Selwyn
    General William Selwyn

  • Notes 
    • Entry on the Queen's Royal Surrey's site
    • According to his entry in John Davis, the history of the Second Queen's
      Royal Regiment, now the Queen's (Royal West) Surrey Regiment, vol. vi
      (London, 1906), which covers officers serving between 1661 and 1904,
      William Selwyn was commissioned as a Captain in the Guards on 1 September
      1681, as Captain & Lieutenant Colonel, 2nd Foot Guards in 1688 and Colonel
      of the 2nd Regiment of Foot on 18 December 1691. He was made a Brigadier
      General in 1695, and exchanged to the Colonelcy of the 22nd Foot on 28 June
      1701. On 9 March 1702, he was promoted to Major General and Governor of
      Jamaica. He died in Jamaica on 6 April 1702. He served at the battles of
      Landen, 19 July 1693 and Namur, 20 August 1695, serving in the allied army
      under the command of William III. He appears to have served at some time
      probably in the Anglo-Dutch Brigade in the United Netherlands, where he
      came to the notice of the future William III.
    • Inherited Matson House in 1679
    • Entry on History of Parliament
    • M.P. for Gloucester, 1698 - Nov. 1701
    • s. William, of Gloucester (city), arm. ORIEL COLL., matric. 11 April 1674, aged 16; of Stonehouse, co. Gloucester; M.P. Gloucester 1698-1700, 1700-1, colonel 1701, major-general 1702; died 6 April, 1702. See Foster's Parliamentary History.


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