Charles Joseph La Trobe

Male 1801 - 1875  (74 years)


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  • Name Charles Joseph La Trobe  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 20 Mar 1801  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Elected Between 1846 and 1847 
    Administrator of Tasmania 
    Elected Between 1851 and 1854 
    First Lt. Governor of Victoria, Australia 
    Residence 1861  Whitbourne, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1871  Victoria, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    was St George Hanover Square 
    Burial 1875  St Michael the Archangel Church, Litlington, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Buried 1875  Litlington, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died 04 Dec 1875  Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • In a letter dated 1 March 1828 from Christian Ignatius Latrobe to Mary Elizabeth Latrobe, he refers to Charles Joseph Latrobe as 'Joseph'. He signed his last name with one word - not two.

      He was an author writing "Alpine Stock", "Sketches of Swiss Scenery and Manners", "The Pedestrian or Rambler in Italy" and "The Rambler in North America" which was written from travels taken by him with Washington Irving. He also wrote, "The Rambler in Mexico". In a letter from Peter Latrobe to John H. B. Latrobe from London dated 12 April 1830, Peter Latrobe refers to two copies of Joseph's Alpenstock - one of which was given to Peter by Mary Elizabeth Latrobe. In another letter dated 4 December 1830 from Peter Latrobe to John H. B. Latrobe, he comments that Joseph's Alpenstock is selling pretty well. Peter signed the letter with his last name in one word - not two.

      In a letter dated 16 April 1833 from Joseph to Mary Elizabeth Latrobe written from St. Augustine, FL, he wrote that he had visited Charleston and saw young W. Roosevelt (?) and had visited Savannah. He signed his last name with one word, Charles J. Latrobe.

      In a letter dated 23 June 1833 from Joseph to Mary Elizabeth Latrobe written from Bethlehem, Pa. He described a visit to Lititz, a Moravian settlement 7 miles north of Lancaster, Pa. He signed the letter, Charles J. Latrobe.

      In a letter dated 8 August 1833 from Joseph to Mary Elizabeth Latrobe written from New York describing his visit to Saratoga. He had caught a cold and described how it had progressed to a cough, etc. He wrote that he drank cream of tartar lemonade the first day, took pill and barley water the next day, chamomile tea and felt better, but not strong. Today he drank claret wine and a strong drink, absinthe! Again he signed the letter as Charles J. Latrobe.

      In a letter dated 30 November 1833 from Joseph to Mary Elizabeth Latrobe he wrote about Margaret Eleanora Latrobe dying in August 1833. he also wrote about Indians and made a sketches of one. He signed the letter, Charles J. Latrobe.

      In a letter dated 29 March 1834 from Joseph to Mary Elizabeth Latrobe written from Mexico City during Holy Week. He wrote as follows: "The road and avenues swarm with robbers so that to preserve my amusement of sketching, I am forced to go around armed to the teeth!". He also described an earthquake with 80 aftershocks.

      He was the first Lieutenant Governor of the Colony of Victoria from 1851 to 1854 after being Superintendent of the colony of Port Philip for eleven years.

      He was the founder of Australian branch of the Latrobe family.
    Person ID I1371  mytree
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2014 

    Father Christian Ignatius Latrobe,   b. 12 Feb 1758, Fulneck, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 May 1836, Fairfield, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Hannah Benigna Syms,   b. 28 Oct 1758,   d. 18 Apr 1824  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 1790  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F517  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Sophie de Montmollin,   b. 09 Feb 1809, Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1854, Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1835  Bern, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
    +1. Agnes Louisa La Trobe,   b. 02 Apr 1837, Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1916, Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Eleanora Sophia La Trobe,   b. 30 Mar 1842, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1938, Eastbourne, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     3. Mary Cecilia La Trobe,   b. 20 Jun 1843, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1904  (Age 60 years)
    +4. Charles Albert La Trobe,   b. 25 Dec 1845, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1909  (Age 63 years)
    Family ID F645  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Rose Isabelle de Montmollin,   b. 24 Jul 1821, Valangin, Neuchâtel, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1883, Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 03 Oct 1855  Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Rose La Trobe,   b. 03 Sep 1856, Addington, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1932, Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Isabella Castellaine Helen La Trobe,   b. 1859, Greng, Fribourg, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1877, Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
    Family ID F646  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Mar 1801 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Sep 1835 - Bern, Bern, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 03 Oct 1855 - Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Whitbourne, Herefordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 1875 - St Michael the Archangel Church, Litlington, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1875 - Litlington, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 04 Dec 1875 - Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    1871 England Census - Victoria, London (p6).jpg
    1871 England Census - Victoria, London (p6).jpg
    1861 England Census - Whitbourne, Herefordshire (p14).jpg
    1861 England Census - Whitbourne, Herefordshire (p14).jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S141] The Virginia Journals of Benjamin Henry Latrobe 1795-1798, Maryland Historical Society, (Name: Yale University Press;), BHL Va Journals, Vol 1, pg lxix.

    2. [S75] Jack Hoyt (hoytx2@aol.com), Page 98.

    3. [S99] Mrs. Gamble Latrobe Collection, File 2 of 5.

    4. [S58] Foster's Daily Democrat, Page 25.

    5. [S267] 1871 England Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Database online. Class: RG10; Piece: 116; Folio: 112; Page: 6; GSU roll: 838767..
      Charles Joseph La Trobe,
      Rosa Isabelle,
      Isabelle Castellaine H.

    6. [S264] 1861 England Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online. Class: RG 9; Piece: 1829; Folio: 106; Page: 14; GSU roll: 542875..
      Charles Joseph La Trobe,
      Rosa Isabella,
      Agnes Louisa,
      Eleanora Sophie,
      Charles Albert,
      Margaret Rose,
      Isabella Castellane,
      Charlotte Louisa

    7. [S57] Find A Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com.

    8. [S153] Pierre Latrobe.


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