13th Hussars LC sword with Provenance

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13th Hussars LC sword with Provenance

Postby Will Mathieson » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:38 am

Acquired directly from family is an officers 1821p LC sword by Andrews 9 Pall Mall. 35 1/2" service sharpened blade. Regimental markings and Battle honours on blade with owners initials HSW opposite side of blade. Two photos show him wearing the very same sword with 3 bar hilt and checkered pommel.
Lieut Henry Stephen Walker sailed to Canada to aid with quelling the Fenian Raids. Notman photos of him in 1869: http://collections.musee-mccord.qc.ca/s ... php?Lang=1
http://collections.musee-mccord.qc.ca/s ... eID=168878
Cabinet card with some history here: http://www.hussards-photos.com/UK/UK_13_CDV_Walker.htm
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Re: 13th Hussars LC sword with Provenance

Postby Richard » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:24 am

Will

Why do they say the photo is Walker and not Johnson?

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Re: 13th Hussars LC sword with Provenance

Postby Will Mathieson » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:06 pm

The Notman photos are identified to Walker and show him to be the same person as in the cabinet card.
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Re: 13th Hussars LC sword with Provenance

Postby Richard » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:10 pm

Did he settle in Canada then after the campaign? Nice find to have it linked so closely with Canada.
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Re: 13th Hussars LC sword with Provenance

Postby Will Mathieson » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:30 pm

The Walkers originated in Lancashire in the 1600's. Baronet Sir James Walker became possessed of Sand Hutton and other properties in Yorkshire and Buckinghamshire. he was an M.A., a justice of the peace, a deputy lieut. of Yorkshire and high sherrif of the county in 1846. His sixth son Henry Stephen Walker married the eldest daughter of Mr. Henry Mason , once of Kingston-upon -Hull. Family has other military ties to Coldstream Guards, Horse Guards and Royal Fusiliers.
I must find out when Henry settled in Canada.
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Re: 13th Hussars LC sword with Provenance

Postby JordanPL » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:12 pm

Great sword Will...well done again!!

Seems Walker died in Northumberland, Ontario...so presumably that is where he had settled?
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Re: 13th Hussars LC sword with Provenance

Postby Will Mathieson » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:47 pm

Henry stayed in Canada when the regiment left in 1869 and settled in "Glebe Lawn" in Cobourg Ontario. He was very well off so he did not need the army pay.
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Re: 13th Hussars LC sword with Provenance

Postby Will Mathieson » Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:13 am

Here is a link to another photo and it shows they kept their scabbards in the white and brightly polished.

http://collections.musee-mccord.qc.ca/s ... eID=168872
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Re: 13th Hussars LC sword with Provenance

Postby swordcollector1 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:33 am

Will Mathieson wrote:Henry stayed in Canada when the regiment left in 1869 and settled in "Glebe Lawn" in Cobourg Ontario. He was very well off so he did not need the army pay.


What are the chances of that? I literally just sold a sword that belonged to one of the Daintry family from Cobourg (more British emigrees)!

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Re: 13th Hussars LC sword with Provenance

Postby Will Mathieson » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:26 pm

Cobourg had a troop of cavalry, garrison artillery, rifles and infantry.
http://trentcentre.ca/documents/public/ ... Report.pdf
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