Captain Philip Pinckney

Male, Person Number179, b. 4 July 1832, d. 12 August 1904
Captain Philip Pinckney
1832 - 1904
RelationshipsUncle of George Pinckney
1st cousin 2 times removed of Aaron Pinckney
2nd great-nephew of Robert Pinckney
9th great-grandson of Thomas Pynkeney
21st great-grandson of Guermond Picquigni
5th great-nephew of Roger Pinckney I
1st cousin 6 times removed of Philip Pinckney
FatherRobert Pinckney b. 1798, d. bt 4 Sep 1856 - 11 Sep 1856
MotherFrances Smith Pinckney b. 15 Aug 1803, d. bt 10 Aug 1887 - 13 Aug 1887

Birth, Marriages and Death

Birth*4 Jul 1832Captain Philip Pinckney was born on 4 Jul 1832 at Amesbury, England,
He was the son of Robert Pinckney and Frances Smith Pinckney
Christening17 Aug 1832Captain Philip Pinckney was christened on 17 Aug 1832 at Amesbury, England,
Marriage*17 Oct 1857He married Emma Reilly on 17 Oct 1857. 
Death*12 Aug 1904Captain Philip Pinckney died on 12 Aug 1904 at age 72. 
Burial*after 12 Aug 1904He was buried after 12 Aug 1904 at Foulon Cemetery, St Peter Port, Channel Islands, ; In loving memory of
late Capn 6th Dragoon Guards
died 12th August 1904
aged 72 years
Chevelier sans peur
et sans reproche
his wife died 17th October 1918
aged 80 years. 


Census1841*6 Jun 1841Captain Philip Pinckneyappeared in the 1841 census at Amesbury, England, ; HO 107 / 1165 / 2.1
Census1861*7 Apr 1861He was listed as head of household in the 1861 census at Private House, Amesbury, England, ; RG 9 / 1311.1
Census1871*2 Apr 1871He was listed as head of household in the 1871 census at Milston House, Milston, Amesbury, England, ; RG 10 / 1944.1
Census1881*3 Apr 1881He was listed as head of household in the 1881 census at Milston Farm, Milston, England, ; RG 11 / 2064.1
Census1891*5 Apr 1891He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census at Milston House, Milston, Amesbury, England, ; RG 12 / 1615.1
Census1901*31 Mar 1901He appeared in the 1901 census at 3 Lisle Terrace, St Peter Port, England,

Other Information

OccupationCaptain Philip Pinckney was Captain 6th Dragoon Guards
Crimea and Matiny. 
Occupation2 Apr 1871He was Interest of Money on 2 Apr 1871.1 
Occupation*3 Apr 1881He was Farmer, 1,100 Acres, 18 Men and 3 Boys on 3 Apr 1881. 
Name Variation3 Apr 1881 As of 3 Apr 1881, Captain Philip Pinckney was also known as Phillip Pinckney. 
Occupation5 Apr 1891He was Living on own means on 5 Apr 1891. 
Occupation31 Mar 1901He was Fruit Grower on 31 Mar 1901. 
Anecdote*Extract from the Salisbury Paper

Death of Captain Philip Pinckney

We regret to record the death, which took place on August 12th, at 3 Lisle Terrace, Guernsey, of Captain Philip Pinckney, late of the Carabineers (6th Dragoon Guards). Captain Pinckney, who was 72 years of age, was the third son of the late Mr. Robert Pinckney, of Amesbury, and a brother of Mr. William Pinckney, of Salisbury, and of the late Mr. John Pinckney.

He was educated at Temple Grove School, East Sheen, Surrey, and Sandhurst College. Entering the army in 1849, he was promoted to the rank of captain in 1856. He served with the Caribineers in the Crimean War, and was present at the battle of Tchernaya, the seige and fall of Sebastopol, and was with the Light Cavalry Brigade at Eupatoria. For his services he received a medal and clasp anf the Turkish medal.

He next served in India during the time of the Mutiny, being in that country from the outbreak of the Mutina at Meerut in 1857. He took part in the operations at Rohilkund, the affair at Kurkrowlie the taking of Bareilly. For his services he received a medal after the suppression of the Mutiny. He retired from the service in 1858. He lived for many years at Milston, but of late years had resided in Guernsey.

Captain Pinckney was well known in Wiltshire, and highly esteemed by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. He was at one time a candidate for the office of Chief Constable of Wiltshire, and amongst his many excellent testimonials, he received the following from the Rev. Fulwar W. Fowle, Vicar of Amesbury, where he was born and brought up:- "I have known Captain Philip Pinckney all his life. He has asked me to bear testimony to his character. I give it in the words which immediately rise up in my mind. 'Chevalier sans peur et sans reproche.'" Captain Pinckney leaves a widow, son, and two daughters.

The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon at the cemetery at Guernsey, the first portion of the service being held at St. Stephen's Church. The chief mourners were Mrs. Pinckney (widow), Mr. William Pinckney (brother), Colonel Herbert Curtis and Mrs. Curtis (son-in-law and daughter), Mr. Robert Arthur Pinckney, and Mrs. Pinckney (son-in-law and daughter), Mr. Frederick G. A. Pinckney (nephew), and Mr. J. Curtis (grandson). A number of beautiful wreaths were sent from the family and friends, including one from his old friend and brother officer, Major Bott. 

Children of Captain Philip Pinckney and Emma Reilly

Children 1.Frances Edith Pinckney+ b. 7 Jul 1858, d. 1945
 2.Philip John Pinckney+ b. 17 Feb 1861, d. May 1921
 3.Evelyn Emma Pinckney+ b. 13 Jun 1866, d. 9 Aug 1957


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