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Andrew Charles Parker Haggard (1854 - 1923)

Major Andrew Charles Parker Haggard
Born in West Bradenham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdommap
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Husband of — married 3 May 1883 (to 1902) in Cairo, Egyptmap
[children unknown]
Died in London, England, United Kingdommap
Profile last modified | Created 1 Sep 2013
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Biography

Andrew was born in 1854, the son of William Haggard and Ella Doveton.[1] He passed away in 1923. [2]

Andrew Haggard came from a large family of brothers and sisters who travelled the world, of whom the most famous was Rider Haggard. Their exploits have recently been chronicled by Victoria Manthorpe in her book “Children of the Empire” (Victor Gollancz 1995). The 1880s were a period of conflict in Egypt and the Sudan and Andrew had a distinguished career in the army there, described in his book “Under Crescent and Star” (Blackwood and Sons 1895). Many of his friends, including the dashing and intrepid army officer Frederick Burnaby, died in action against the Mahdi’s army and at the siege of Khartoum; and Andrew himself was involved in many skirmishes, earning himself a DSO and sundry Egyptian medals.

In 1886 his health began to break down and he resigned his commission with the Egyptian army, he and Emmie leaving Cairo for England. Later on they spent time in India, before returning again to England where Andrew started writing historical novels. He retired from the army in 1891 with the rank of colonel, but he and Emmie did not settle down in England. She seems to have spent her time travelling on the continent and he began to spend more and more time in the USA and Canada. Inevitably the marriage broke down and they were divorced in 1906 at Portland, Maine, USA, charging that she had a "gross habit of public intoxication" causing "unpleasant noteriety and disgrace."[3]. Chirnside Family letters do not refer to him in flattering terms. Once divorced, he had married again and he eventually died in May 1923. [4]


Marriage

  1. - To Mary Jane Dixon in 1880 at York, England (she died in 1881).[5]
  2. - To Emily Isabella Chirnside in 1883 at Cairo, Egypt, divorced 1906.
  3. - To Jennie Ethel Fowler (nee Jones) in 1906 at Boston, Massachusetts.[6]

Sources

  1. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NTN8-884 : 12 February 2018, Andrew Charles Parker Haggard, ); citing p 67, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,596,765.
  2. "England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPL6-SC8K : 17 September 2018), Andrew Charles Parker Haggard, 2 Nov 1923; citing Probate, St Mary Magdalen, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Great Britain.; FHL microfilm.
  3. Marriage & Divorce: https://www.newspapers.com/clip/37988049/ and https://www.newspapers.com/clip/37988458/
  4. Obituary: https://www.newspapers.com/clip/37989701/
  5. "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPZQ-XZT9 : 18 April 2019), Mary Jane Emily Haggard, York, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom; records extracted FamilySearch and images digitized by FindMyPast; citing York, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, 29 Jan 1881, The British Newspaper Archive, Ireland; FHL microfilm .
  6. "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N488-J48 : 22 May 2018), Andrew C P Haggard and Jennie E Fowler Jones, 23 Jan 1906; citing Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 2,315,298.

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