Lend a hand please to discover which pieces of this Aristocratic family drama might be true. [[Wyatt-2734|Douglas William Wyatt]] was born in Paddington, London England Sept 26,1842 birth record is attached on profile. He immigrated to the USA was married and resided in Yonkers NY.
I am surprised I couldn’t uncover more sources and facts on the stories. His Parents are listed as Philip William Wyatt, and Mary Ann Wyatt. (spelled with both single L in name on register. Journalists all used double Phillip).
The family legend in Yonkers was pretty clear. The father of Douglas was reportedly “disinherited” by Douglas’s grandfather, for marrying a lady “below his station in life” and “unsuited to mingle” among friends, politicians, and those with lofty social standing. Sounds juicy and its never too late to smoke out those self centered cold hearted Aristocrats.
Family members believed it was gospel that Douglas Wyatt, was a descendant out of the very significant Wyatt architect family,
In addition to the fathers name being a big clue to sort things out, there were a few other pieces that may help trace the missing pieces. Architect James Wyatt did have a son with name of Phillip William, but Douglas’ father would very likely have been one generation younger than that Phillip b 1789. I couldn’t find any family data for that Phillip. I was turning up very few records overall. Its hard to believe that this interesting gossip wouldn’t have been covered in some sources.
Relatives believe Douglas had 3 sisters living in eastern NJ towns, Douglas apparently had a sister or sister in law “Aunt Susie” was the one name I found in family notes.
Douglas’ daughter was named Loretta Augusta Wyatt, not a real common name so there may be some relevance to other paternal family members.
Lend a hand and we might get reputations redeemed.
:Recap of the Search, and Story
Great help from those who looked into it. Community all gets a big Cheer.
Found out the exact heritage, found out the family break up.
:Most important, I discovered the enormous magnitude of impact that the Wyatts had on English Society for several generations.
It was the celebrity father James Wyatt, who had cut ties, excluding youngest son Phillip from inheritance. The talented son had been described as the successor "intended to be his fathers help in old age" but he screwed around as a teen and into early 20s. From indulgent permissive parenting, his father went the other extreme and gave him the axe. Nobody to blame but those two.
Phillip William did continue on in the Architecture profession, but as an indication of his status, when his prominent older brother Matthew died, the lengthy Obituary defined the other family, but zero mention of Phillip.
Douglas Wyatt became the grandson of Phillip William the screw up. The Wyatt family was truly a huge force in grand scale Architecture, Building & Construction, pioneering Engineering and Science as well as facilitators of the Industrial revolution. The background and setting are fascinating links to noteworthy people and events