|Frederic William Eggleston
Frederic William Eggleston
- Born: 1875, Brunswick 1
- Marriage: Louisa Augusta Henriques
- Died: 1954
Is this F W Eggleston Wesley old boy and attendee at 1889 Peace Congress in Paris? (see History of WC 1865 to 1919)
The following was found at http://www.pennlaird.com/eggleston/EggLines.html
"Australian Egglestons / Henriques
I'm away from home so don't have all the details with me. My branch of Egglestons came to Australia arriving in 1839 in Hobart as missionarys. This was John Eggleston and his wife. They were Wesleyan and spent time in Hobart, Adelaide and finally settled in Melbourne. The family has acopy of John's diary of the trip from England to Hobart. His father was Frederick Eggleston who was a confectioner and a lay preacher (also Wesleyan). John's son was another John and next in line was Frederic William Eggleston who was my grandfather. John ran a large legal practice in Melbounre in the late 19th century. His son Frederic W. Eggleston also trained in the law but wrote books on politics/social philosophy, became Victorian State Minister for railways, Vitorian State Attorney General and eventually became a diplomat serving in China pre WWII and in Washington DC late in WWII where he was Australian Ambassador to USA. He was knighted to become Sir Frederic W. Eggleston. His wife was born Lulu Henriques in Melbourne. Her family originated in Spain or Portugal but we have only traced them back as far as Jamaica. Lulu's father was born in Jamaica but emigrated with his family first to New York and then to Australia. Some of the family remained in New York so I probably have Henriques relaives in USA who are more closely related to me than the USA Egglestons who all seem to have come to USA a long time ago. Lulu died young of breast cancer but not before having a daughter Jean and two sons - Egan who became a Methodist minister, and Frederic (my father) who had a Doctorate in Physics but worked for a metals mining/refining company as a business manager. Early in WWII he was shot down while flying a Kittyhawk Fighter plane over Libiya. After some time in an Italian pow camp he escaped across the Alps into Switzerland. In 1944 Frederic married a Swiss girl Heidi Tagman and took her to Washinton DC to meet his father. Since Lulu had passed away, Heidi for a time acted as the first lady at the Australian Embassy. Fred & Heidi had three kids, Sue, Fred, & Rick. Frederic Snr has passed away but Heidi lives on with 9 grandchildren. This story is copywrite. There are a group of relatives around Melbourne and some more distant relatives in Perth. There are also some other Egglestons in Australia to whom we have not been able to establish any genealogical links. I would be interested in any further information on the English family or on the Henriques family of Jamaia-New York. Rick Eggleston - Melbourne Australia
My name is Rick E. Eggleston"
Frederic married Louisa Augusta Henriques.
Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Certificate, http://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/home, Family Name:
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