Maj. Edward Denne Nares (1831-1878)

The son of Edward Robert Nares, he was born at Lydd in Kent on 14 April 1831.  He was educated at Tonbridge School and went to Sidney College, Oxford in 1854, matriculating in 1855.  We recently learned of his existence through a record of his will in which it appears that he went into the army, serving with the 97th Foot Regiment as an ensign.  He was posted to Nova Scotia and New Brunswick from 1850 to 1852. He was also Captain & Adjutant with the Royal Carnarvon & Anglesey Rifles and a Lt. in the East Kent Militia.  It turns out that he was also an artist and several institutions have watercolours made by him, some examples are here:


He lived at 91 Belgrave Road, Middlesex and was married to one Margaret Grace Boyle, who died on 27 Jan 1896 aged 65 but they do not appear to have had any children.  He died at Southall Park, Middx., on 14th Oct 1878.