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Cornet Vincent S. Robertson
22 July 1861

Volume 4, page 264, sitting number 5126. 

Born in Marylebone on 31 March 1843, Vincent Stuart Robertson was the son of Richard and Josepha Mary Robertson. He was baptised on 25 February 1847 at Bolney in Sussex. 

In 1851 he was living with his widowed mother and three siblings in Brighton. 

On 2 July 1861 he joined by purchase the 2nd Dragoon Guards with the rank of Cornet. He retired from the Army on 6 November 1863. He subsequently joined the Bengal police.

On 9 May 1867 at Arrah in India he married Mary Augusta Christie Knyvett, ‘daughter of the late Major-General W. Knyvett, HEICS’ (Morning Advertiser, 2 July 1867).

When the census was taken in 1871 he was on leave and visiting his mother in Brighton. He described himself as a widower and as the ‘Asst. Supt. [of the] Bengal Police.’

He died at sea on 3 December 1872 at the age of 29. He was returning home from India aboard the Windsor Castle. The cause of death was ‘paralysis &c.’

The extract of his will describes him as ‘late of Hazareebaugh in the Presidency of Bengal and ‘an Officer in Her Majesty’s Indian Police.’ His estate was valued at £100. 

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Vincent Stuart Robertson, Camille Silvy, Silvy