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Walter Mytton Colvin LLB (1847 - 1908)

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Sir Walter Mytton Colvin LLB
Born in Moulmein, Burmamap
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Husband of — married 20 Dec 1873 in Meerut, Bengal, Indiamap
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Died in Allahabad, Bengal, Indiamap
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Biography

Life events

Walter Mytton Colvin was born in 1847 at Moulmein, Burmah, the son of John Russell Colvin, Commissioner, and Emma Sophia Sneyd.[1][2][3]
On the 20th December 1873, he married Annie Money, daughter of Wigram Elliot Money, H.E.I.C.S.,† and Annie Jean Turnbull, at Meerut, †Hon. East India Company's Service.[4][5][3]
Sir Walter Mytton Colvin, LL.B., died at Allahabad on the 16th December 1908, aged sixty-one years.[6]

Career notes

  • Extract from Alumni Cantabrigienses (Venn, 1944):
COLVIN, WALTER (MYTTON). Adm. pens. at Trinity Hall, Aug. 24, 1866. S. of John Russell, deceased, I.C.S.†, sometime Lieut.-Governor of the N.W. Provinces of India (form whom see D.N.B.). B. Sept. 13, 1847. Schools, Brighton College and Rugby. Matric. Michs. 1866; Scholar, 1869; LL.B. 1870. Adm. at the Middle Temple, Nov. 12, 1866. Called to the Bar, 1871. Went to Allahabad, where he built up a vast practice as a criminal lawyer. Advocate for the High Court of Judicature, North West Province of India. A member of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. Of the Indian Police Commission and of the Legislative Council of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh. Knighted, Jan. 29, 1904. Died Dec. 16, 1908, at Allahabad. Buried there. Tablet in Milland church, Hants. (Brighton Coll. Reg.; Rugby Sch. Reg.; Foster, Men at the Bar; D.N.B., 2nd Suppl.)[7] (pg 107.) † Indian Civil Service.
  • From Joseph Foster’s Men at the Bar (1885):
Colvin, Walter Mytton, LL.B., Trin. Hall, Camb., 1870, practises before the High Court of Judicature India, a student of the Middle Temple 12 Nov., 1866, called to the bar 26 Jan., 1871 (youngest son of the lae John Russell Colvin, Esq., of Indian civil service); born [blank], Allahabad.”[8] (pg 96.)
  • Entry in The Indian Biographical Dictionary (Hayavadana, 1915):
Colvin, Sir Walter Mytton; (1904) b. 1847; y. s. of J.R. Colvin, I.C.S.; educ; Rugby and Trinity Cambridge; called to the Bar (Middle Temple) 1871; practised at Allahabad; was Member of the Indian Police [C]ommission, 1902-3.[9]
  • Biographical sketch from Sir Sidney Lee’s Dictionary of National Biography (1912):
Colvin, Sir Walter Mytton (1847-1908), Sir Auckland's youngest brother, born at Moulmain, Burma, on 13 Sept. 1847, was educated at Rugby and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was captain of the boats. He was called to the bar at the Middle Temple in 1871, went out to Allahabad in the following year, and built up a vast practice as a criminal lawyer. He served for several biennial terms as a nominated member of the provincial legislature. His insight into the manners, customs, and thoughts of the people was of great value to the police commission of 1902-3, of which he was a member. Mainly for this service he was knighted in 1904. He died at Allahabad on 16 Dec. 1908, and was buried in the European cemetery there. There is a tablet to his memory in Milland Church, Hampshire. He married in 1873 Annie, daughter of Wigram E. Money, and had a family of three daughters.
(John Russell Colvin, Rulers of India series; Debrett's Peerage; the India List; Annual Registers for various years from 1882; Lord Cromer's Modern Egypt; Audi Alteram Partem, being two letters on Ind. Nat. Congress Movement, Simla, 1888; Sir A. Lyall, Marquis of Dufferin and Ava; The Times, 26 March 1908; Times of India, 28 March 1908; Pioneer Mail, 3 April and 25 Dec. 1908; family details supplied by Lady Bindon Blood, daughter of Sir Auckland.)   F.H.B.[3]

Census enumerations

1861 census (England):
  • Emma S. Colvin, head, widow, age 54; born in Isle of White [sic], Hants.
  • James Hy B, son, unmarried, age 32, late Bengal Civil Service; born in Hyshavad, East Indies
  • Emma, daughter, unmarried, age 21; born in Allohabad Indies [sic]
  • Maria Worsley, daughter, unmarried, age 19; born in Calcutta, East Indies
  • Constance, daughter, unmarried, age 15; born in London, Middlesex
  • Walter Mytton, son, unmarried, age 13; born in Moulmein Bwamah [Burmah]
  • household servants (4), including at attendant for an invalid.
  • census place: 18 Montpelier Villas, The Palace, Brighton, Sussex.[10]
… and in 1871:
  • Ellen [Helen] Colvin, head, age 40, Independent means, born in London
  • Elizabeth H., sister, age 30, do., …
  • Hannah H., sister, age 26, do., …
  • Alexander, brother, age 25, Geologist, born in London
  • Mary Colvin, aunt, widow, age 50, born in East Indies
  • Walter M Colvin, cousin, unmarried, age 23, Barrister, born in East Indies
  • … with household servants
  • census place: Barham Lodge, Walton on Thames, Surrey.[11]

News extracts

Death notice

Death notice printed in the Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 17 December 1908:
SIR WALTER COLVIN.
Sir Walter Mytton Colvin died at Allahabad, India, yesterday. He was sixty-one years of age, and was created a Knight in 1904. Educated at Rugby and Trinity Hall, Cambridge, he was called to the Bar in the Middle Temple in 1871, and practised before the High Court of Judicature, Allahabad and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. He was a member of the Indian Police Commission, and for five years a member of the Legislative Council of the United Provinces of India.[12]

Research notes

  • Walter Mytton Colvin and Annie Money were second cousins, once removed.~Kilpatrick-1128 (2018-08-27)

Sources

  1. British India Office. Ecclesiastical Returns. “Baptisms solemnized at Moulmein.” Walter Mytton Colvin, born 13th September 1847; son of John Russell Colvin, Commissioner T.P.[?], and Emma Sophia, his wife, of Moulmein; baptised 27th September 1847 by Arthur Hamtilon, Chaplain. Digital image online at findmypast.co.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick by subscription, 2018-08-10).
  2. University of Cambridge. A Cambridge Alumni Database. “Colvin, Walter (Mytton). Citing: (i) D.N.B. (Dictionary of National BIography), 2nd Supplement; (ii) Brighton College and Rugby School registers; Foster, Joseph, Men at the Bar (London and Aylesbury: Hazell, Watson, and Viney, Limited, 1885). Alumni database ref. CLVN866WM. Online at www.venn.lib.cam.ac.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-06-30).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Lee, Sir Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography. Second Supplement. Vol. I. London Smith, Elder & Co., 1912. “Colvin, Sir Auckland (1838–1908)”, pp 395-6; “Colvin, Sir Walter Mytton (1847–1908)”, pp. 396-7.
  4. British India Office. Ecclesiastical Returns. “Marriages solemnized at Meerut During the Fourth Quarter of the Year 1873.” Walter Mytton Colvin, full age, bachelor, Barrister at Law, resident of Allahabad, son of John Russell Colvin; and Anne Money, full age, spinster, resident of Meerut, daughter of Wigram Elliot Money; married 20th December 1873 by licence, by D.P. Williams, Chaplain; witnesses: E.A. Money, Capt. B.S>C., G.D. Turnbull, R.P. Colvin. Digital image online at findmypast.co.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick by subscription, 2018-08-10).
  5. London Evening Standard, 22 January 1874 (pg 7). Marriage notice: “COLVIN—MONEY.—At Meerut, India, Walter Mytton Colvin, [illegible], to Annie, only daughter of Wigram E. Money, Bengal Civil Service.” Digital image online at The British Newspaper Archive, britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-08-19).
  6. British India Office. Ecclesiastical Returns. “Burials at Muir Road Cemetery, Allahabad.” Walter Mytton Colvin, Gentleman Knight, died 16th December 1908, aged 61 years, cause of death: acute Bright’s disease & diabetes; buried 17th December 1908 by A. Lucknow. Digital image online at findmypast.co.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick by subscription, 2018-08-19).
  7. Venn, John, and J.A. Venn, eds. Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of All Known Students, Graduates and Holders of Office at the University of Cambridge, From the Earliest Times to 1900. Vol. 2: From 1752 to 1900. Part 2: Chalmers–Fytche. “Colvin, Walter (Mytton).” (pg 107.) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1944.
  8. Foster, Joseph. Men at the Bar: A Biographical Hand-List of the Members of the Various Inns of Court. London and Aylesbury: Hazell, Watson, and Viney, Limited, 1885.
  9. Rao, C. Hayavadana, ed. The Indian Biographical Dictionary 1915. “Colvin, Sir Walter Mytton." Madras: Pillar & Co., 1915.
  10. England 1861 Census. Emma S. Colvin [née Sneyd], widow, age 54; with children, James Hy B (32), Emma (21), Maria Worsley (19), Constance (15), and Walter Mytton (13); in Brighton, Sussex. Original record: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1861. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1861; PRO ref. RG9, piece 602, folio 75, pg. 23, household schedule no. 172; Brighton registration district, The Palace sub-registration district, enumeration district no. 17. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick 2018-08-09, by subscription).
  11. England 1871 Census. Ellen [Helen] Colvin, age 40, with sisters, Elizabeth (30), and Hannah (26) and brother Alexander (25), aunt Mary Colvin (50, born East Indies), cousin Walter H Colvin [sic] (23); living at Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. Original records: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871 (Kew, Richmond, Surrey: National Archives of the UK, 1871); PRO ref. RG10, piece 802, folio 67, registration district: Chertsey, subdistrict: Walton, enumeration district 4. Digital images of PRO record online at ancestry.ca (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick 2018-07-10, by subscription).
  12. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 17 December 1908 (pg 6). “Sir Walter Colvin.” (death notice.) Digital image online at The British Newspaper Archive, britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-08-19).

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