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Francis Halsey
(1839-1878)
2 November 1860

Volume 2, page 74, sitting number 1595.

Francis Halsey was the youngest son of Henry William Richard Westgarth Halsey of Henley Park, Surrey. He was baptised on 20 September 1839 at St Peter's, Ash, Surrey.

At the time of the 1851 census, he was a boarder at Twyford, the preparatory school located in the village of Twyford, Hampshire. 

According to Homeward Mail from India, China and the East (10 August 1878), he died in Venice on 7 August 1878, aged 38. According to his Italian death certificate, he was 39 years old and the cause of his death was 'scottatura,' which can mean either 'scalding' or 'sunburn.' His body was brought back to England and he was buried on 16 August 1878 at St Michael and All Angels, Pirbright, Surrey. 

He left an estate valued at £2000. The National Probate Calendar describes him as 'formerly of 23 Elvaston-place Queen's Gate Kensington Gardens in the County of Middlesex but late of Sujanpore Pathankot Punjab in India.'



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Francis Halsey, Halsey, died young, scottatura, Camille Silvy, Silvy