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Sir Wasey Sterry 1866-1955

Wasey SterryAge: 89 years18661955

Name
Wasey Sterry
Given names
Wasey
Surname
Sterry
Name suffix
Sir
Birth July 26, 1866 31 23
Publication: i, 180-182
Christening September 2, 1866 (Age 38 days)
Publication: i, 180-182
Birth of a sisterEthel Sterry
August 29, 1868 (Age 2 years)
Publication: i, 180-182
Text:
Note Howard's Visitation of England and Wales has date of birth as 29 Aug 1868.
Occupation
Barrister
yes

Christening of a sisterEthel Sterry
September 27, 1868 (Age 2 years)
Publication: i, 180-182
Birth of a sisterMaude Augusta Sterry
July 14, 1870 (Age 3 years)
Christening of a sisterMaude Augusta Sterry
August 14, 1870 (Age 4 years)
Publication: i, 180-182
Birth of a sisterMary Georgina Sterry
May 16, 1872 (Age 5 years)
Source: Newspaper
Text:
Births, Deaths, Marriages and Obituaries Daily News (London, England), Monday, May 20, 1872 STERRY-May 16, at Poltimore Rectory, the wife of the Rev. F. Sterry, of a daughter.
Christening of a sisterMary Georgina Sterry
June 11, 1872 (Age 5 years)
Publication: i, 180-182
Birth of a sisterRachel Sterry
August 5, 1874 (Age 8 years)
Source: Newspaper
Text:
Births, Deaths, Marriages and Obituaries The Pall Mall Gazette (London, England), Friday, August 7, 1874 STERRY, wife of the Rev. F., at Poltimore Rectory, Aug 5.
Christening of a sisterRachel Sterry
September 1, 1874 (Age 8 years)
Publication: i, 180-182
Birth of a sisterHester Sterry
October 28, 1877 (Age 11 years)
Source: Newspaper
Text:
Births, Deaths, Marriages and Obituaries Daily News (London, England), Monday, November 5, 1877 STERRY-October 28, at Poltimore Rectory, Mrs Sterry, of a daughter.
Christening of a sisterHester Sterry
November 25, 1877 (Age 11 years)
Publication: i, 180-182
Birth of a sisterDorothy Sterry
June 3, 1879 (Age 12 years)
Publication: i, 180-182
Christening of a sisterDorothy Sterry
June 29, 1879 (Age 12 years)
Publication: i, 180-182
Birth of a sisterAgnes Nona Sterry
January 9, 1882 (Age 15 years)
Source: Newspaper
Text:
Births, Deaths, Marriages and Obituaries Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, England), Wednesday, January 18, 1882 STERRY-January 9, at Poltimore Rectory, the wife of Francis Sterry, of twins-girl and boy.
Birth of a brotherFrancis Middleton Sterry
January 9, 1882 (Age 15 years)
Source: Newspaper
Text:
Births, Deaths, Marriages and Obituaries Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, England), Wednesday, January 18, 1882 STERRY-January 9, at Poltimore Rectory, the wife of Francis Sterry, of twins-girl and boy.
Christening of a sisterAgnes Nona Sterry
February 2, 1882 (Age 15 years)
Publication: i, 180-182
Christening of a brotherFrancis Middleton Sterry
February 2, 1882 (Age 15 years)
Publication: i, 180-182
Death of a maternal grandfatherHastings Nathaniel Middleton
1898 (Age 31 years)

MarriageRenee Marie Lydie BonfilsView this family
April 3, 1919 (Age 52 years)
Shared note: 1939 UK Register
Death of a fatherFrancis Sterry
March 11, 1925 (Age 58 years)
Burial of a fatherFrancis Sterry
March 14, 1925 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a siblingEdward Auguste CuvelierHester SterryView this family
August 17, 1927 (Age 61 years)
Source: Newspaper
Text:
North Devon Journal Thursday 18 August 1927 MARRIAGES CUVELIER-STERRY - August 17, at Holy Trinity Church, Barnstaple, Edward Auguste Cuvelier, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. A Cuvelier, of Slough, to Miss Hesta Sterry, daughter Mrs. and the late Mr. Francis Sterry, of Fort Hill, Barnstaple
Death of a sisterRachel Sterry
July 27, 1933 (Age 67 years)
Text:
1934 STERRY Rachel of Fort Hill Barnstaple Devonshire spinster died 27 July 1933 Probate London 19 March to Mary Georgina Sterry spinster and Hester Cuvelier ( wife of Edward Auguste Cuvelier ) Effects £6003 19s 3d Resworn £6281 6s 6d
Note: Also Walter Smith
Source: Newspaper
Text:
North Devon Journal - Thursday 03 August 1933 STERRY. \emdash On July 27, 1933, at Fort Hill, Barnstaple, Rachel, daughter of the late Rev. Francis Sterry. formerly Rector of Poltimore, Devon, and of Mrs. Sterry, of Fort Hill. R.I.P. No mourning, by her request.
Burial of a sisterRachel Sterry
July 29, 1933 (Age 67 years)
Death of a sisterEmily Frances Sterry
August 16, 1934 (Age 68 years)
Text:
1934 STERRY Emily Frances of Fort Hill Barnstaple Devonshire spinster died 10 August 1934 Probate London 3 November to Sir Wasey Sterry Knight, and Mary Georgina Sterry spinster Effects £6516 7s 9d Also Funeral Notice.
Burial of a sisterEmily Frances Sterry
August 18, 1934 (Age 68 years)
Source: Newspaper
Text:
Times 17 August 1934 STERRY On Aug 16 1934 EMILY FRANCES eldest daughter of the late REVD FRANCIS STERRY and Mrs Sterry of Fort Hill Barnstaple. Funeral Poltimore tomorrow ( Saturday ) at 2.15. No mourning by request.
Note: Also Walter Smith.
Death of a motherAugusta Emily Middleton
November 26, 1936 (Age 70 years)
Burial of a motherAugusta Emily Middleton
November 28, 1936 (Age 70 years)
Death of a sisterMaude Augusta Sterry
September 18, 1945 (Age 79 years)
Burial of a sisterMaude Augusta Sterry
September 21, 1945 (Age 79 years)
Death of a sisterEthel Sterry
January 17, 1952 (Age 85 years)
Text:
Also National Probate Calendars 1952 STERRY Ethel of The Pines West Hill Budleigh Salterton Devonshire spinster died 16 January 1952 Probate London 28 April to Agnes Nona Sterry spinster and John William Goodford retired major H.M. army. Effects £16738 6s 8d
Burial of a sisterEthel Sterry
January 19, 1952 (Age 85 years)
Death of a sisterMary Georgina Sterry
June 5, 1952 (Age 85 years)
Text:
St Andrew, Curry Rivel, Somerset Cross. Mary Georgina Sterry, died 5 June 1952. And Dorothy Sterry, died 12 Aug 1963 Also National Probate Calendars 1952 STERRY Mary Georgina of Wiltown Cottage Curry Rivel Langport Taunton spinster died 5 June 1952 Probate London 14 November to Dorothy Sterry and Agnes Nona Sterry spinsters. Effects £18788 1s 4d
Burial of a sisterMary Georgina Sterry
June 7, 1952 (Age 85 years)
Death August 9, 1955 (Age 89 years)
Burialyes

Note: Cremated at Woking and ashes scattered on playing fields of Eton.
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: May 19, 1864St Leonards, St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, England
10 months
elder sister
Emily Frances Sterry
Birth: March 24, 1865 30 22Stockland, Devon, England
Death: August 16, 1934"Fort Hill", Barnstaple, Devon, England
16 months
himself
2 years
younger sister
Ethel Sterry
Birth: August 29, 1868 33 25Chilton Cantelo, Somerset, England
Death: January 17, 1952Budleigh Salterton, Devon, England
22 months
younger sister
Maude Augusta Sterry
Birth: July 14, 1870 35 27Poltimore, Devon, England
Death: September 18, 1945Budleigh Salterton, Devon, England
22 months
younger sister
Mary Georgina Sterry
Birth: May 16, 1872 37 29Poltimore Rectory, Poltimore, Devon, England
Death: June 5, 1952Curry Rivel, Somerset, England
2 years
younger sister
Rachel Sterry
Birth: August 5, 1874 39 31Poltimore, Devon, England
Death: July 27, 1933"Fort Hill", Barnstaple, Devon, England
3 years
younger sister
Hester Sterry
Birth: October 28, 1877 42 34Poltimore Rectory, Poltimore, Devon, England
Death: December 26, 1962Fosse Cottage, North Curry, Somerset, England
19 months
younger sister
Dorothy Sterry
Birth: June 3, 1879 44 36Poltimore, Devon, England
Death: August 12, 1963Wiltown Cottage, Curry Rivel, Somerset, England
3 years
younger sister
Agnes Nona Sterry
Birth: January 9, 1882 47 39Poltimore Rectory, Poltimore, Devon, England
Death: January 1971Registration District, Bridport, Dorset, England
younger brother
Francis Middleton Sterry
Birth: January 9, 1882 47 39Poltimore Rectory, Poltimore, Devon, England
Death: February 18, 1976Registration District, Paddington, London, England
Family with Renee Marie Lydie Bonfils - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: April 3, 1919Cairo, Egypt

BirthHoward's Visitation of England and Wales (1895)
Publication: i, 180-182
Birth1939 UK Register
ChristeningHoward's Visitation of England and Wales (1895)
Publication: i, 180-182
MarriageThe Sterry Family
DeathThe Sterry Family
BurialSir Wasey Sterry Private Family Papers
Note: Cremated at Woking and ashes scattered on playing fields of Eton.
Marriage
1939 UK Register Langport R.D. Somerset [7079i 020] Wiltown Cottage Langport Wasey (Sir) Sterry, 1866 Jul 26, M, Govt Judge Retired Lady Renee M L Sterry, 1898 Mar 9, M, Unpaid Domestic Duties Ethel Sterry, 1858 Aug 29, S, VAD Devon Detatchment <i>[Should be 1868]</i> Maude A Sterry, 1870 Jul 14, S, Licensed Day Worker C of E Mary G Sterry, 1872 May 16, S, Hospital Supervisor Retired Dorothy Sterry, 1879 Jun 3, S, Unpaid Domestic Duties
Burial
Cremated at Woking and ashes scattered on playing fields of Eton.
Shared note
Births, Deaths, Marriages and Obituaries Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper (London, England), Sunday, August 5, 1866 BIRTHS July 26th, at Stockland, near Honiton, the wife of the Rev. F. Sterry 1881 census Eton College (RG11/1458/107) Wasey Sterry, Boarder, unm, 14, Scholar, born Stockland Devon Oxford University Alumni [Source: Ancestry] Sterry, Wasey, 1s. Francis, of Stockland, Devon, cler. Merton Coll., matric. 24 Oct., 1885, aged 19; exhibitioner 1885. In 1891 census Wasey was a visitor at the home of an Irish woman, Ellen W Little (aged 52) and her family. Her son John D G Little was about the same age as Wasey (23) and an Oxford Undergraduate. Wasey's occupation is shown as a student at Lincoln's Inn. Other members of the household included a daughter, Gerrard E Little, aged 21, a sister Ellen M Little, aged 57, a niece Kathline A Little, aged 14 and two servants. The family were living at 2 Woodlands, Barnstaple, Devon. In 1901 census Chelsea 42 Elm Pte Mansions Wasey Sterry, Head, S, 34, Barrister at Law, born Stockland Devon Knt Bachelor(1925), C.B.E.(Civil; 1918), M.A. (Oxon.), Barrister-at-Law, Chief Judge at Khartoum 1903-15, Legal Sec. Sudan 1917, Acting Gov-Gen. 1923, 1924 and 1925; Judge of H.B.M.'s Supreme Court in Egypt, 1928, received the third class of the Egyptian order of the Medjidie from H.H. the Khedive of Egypt 1907; Order of the Nile (2nd class). Sir Wasey was educated at Eton 1878-85 and at Merton College, Oxford 1885-89, where he gained second-class honours in classical moderations 1887 and the final school of litterae humaniores 1889, graduating B.A. 1889 and proceeding MA 1892. He became a barrister of Lincoln's Inn in 1892 and continued as an attorney or jurist the rest of his life. In 1901 he entered the British Colonial Service and was assigned to the Sudan to serve as judge in the courts. He was appointed Chief Justice of Sudan in 1915. Two years later he became Legal Secretary to the colonial Government of Sudan and remained in this position until 1926. It was while he was Legal Secretary in Khartoum that he was made a Knight by the King of England, in 1925. From 1928 until 1938 Sir Wasey was a judge on His Britannic Majesty's Supreme Court for Egypt, presumeably having taken up residence in Cairo after leaving Khartoum. He appears to have retired to England in 1938. ********************* Documents relating to the Tourle family of Lewes [from Scope and Content] These documents form part of a collection deposited in the Essex Record Office by Sir Wasey Sterry; for other documents formerly deposited by him with the Sussex Archaeological Society, see SAS/WS. Other documents relating to the Postlethwaite family (referred to in AMS2149-2151, 2153) from the same source are in the West Sussex Record Office (W.S.R.O. AMS1278-1312) FILE - Probate (P.C.C.) of the will (dated 24 Aug.1842) of Thomas Tourle of [86 Montpelier Rd.] Brighton [late of Landport], esq - ref. AMS2151 - date: 6 Nov 1844 [from Scope and Content] Devises to exors. w., son John Joseph, and wife's nephew Joseph Legg Postlethwaite of College st., Westminster, esq. all real estate and residuary personal estate, in trust to convert the real estate to money, and pay interest on the whole to w. Anne for life, and thereafter estate is to be equally divided between sons, Thomas and John Joseph, and daus. Mary Ann Thomson, Frances Sterry, Susannah Echalaz, Ann Heald, Caroline Tourle and Emma Jane Tourle FILE - Probate (P.C.C.) of the will (dated 30 Jan. 1846) of Mary Anne Tourle of Brighthelmston, wid. of Thomas Tourle (died 6 Feb. 1848) - ref. AMS2153 - date: 25 Jul 1848 [from Scope and Content] Bequeaths to daus. 2 china vases or sweet jars, the larger to the eldest, Mary Anne Thomson, and the smaller to the 2nd dau. Frances Sterry FILE - Letter from Francis Sterry to uncle John stating that the marriage of his aunt to Mr. Morris was on 14 June 1836, and Arthur's death 21 August 1874 - ref. AMS2168 - date: 17 Mar 1878 (Source: A2A) ********************* After his retirement, Sir Wasey took up the pursuit of genealogy in his father's footsteps. He also published "The Eton College Register, 1441-1698" in 1943. He had no children. North Devon Journal Thursday 11 December 1924 Mr. Wasey Sterry, C.B.E. (the present Acting Governor-General of the Sudan in place of the recently murdered Sirdar, Sir Lee Stack), who is the eldest son of the Rev. F. Sterry, of Fort Hiil, Barnstaple, was educated at Eton and at Merton College, Oxford. He obtained his B.A. decree in 1889, and his M.A. in 1892. He became a barrister at Lincoln's Inn in 1892. Mr. Sterry was appointed the first Civil Judge the Sudan in 1901 and Chief Judge in 1903. He holds the Order the Medjidie (third class, 1907) and the Order of the Nile (second class, 1915). In 1898 he published an interesting book on "Annals of Eton College." In 1919 Mr. Sterry married Rene, eldest daughter M. Adrian Bonfils, of Brumana, Syria. Mr. and Mrs. Sterry spent a holiday in Barnstaple last year. His father, the Rev. Francis Sterry was for just 30 years (1869- 1898) Rector of Poltimore with Huxham, during which time he was associated with many public bodies and philanthropic Societies. He was, prior to Poltimore, curate at Stockland for three years 18644-7). Western Morning News 2 January 1925 page 5 Mr Wasey Sterry, whose name appears among the new knighthoods, and who has been Acting Governor General of the Sudan in place of the recently murdered Sirdar, is the eldest son of the Rev. F Sterry of Fort Hill Barnstaple, who was for 30 years ( 1869 to 1898 ) rector of Poltimore with Huxham
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