GARDNER, Alan Hyde

1850 - 1901

Indian Coastal Fort

Alan Hyde Gardner, a second son with the same name, was born at Byculla, Bombay, India on 10 December 1850 and baptised on 12 February 1851, son of Alan Hyde Gardner (1814-1858), captain R.N., and his wife Caroline Augusta Philipps, youngest daughter of Charles Allen Philipps of St Bride's Hill, Pembrokeshire, who married at St Mary's Church, Bryanston Square, London on 10 September 1844. A captain in the Indian Navy, he married firstly at Islington, London on 13 March1875, Elizabeth Bult, eldest daughter of George Norman Bult of Nailsbourne, Somerset. Elizabeth died after and accident with a swing door at her mother's London home at Romilly Lodge, Brunswick Square on 25 March 1890 and he married secondly in 1895, Ruth Wilson and in 1901, a 50 year old watercolour artist, living at 102 London Road, Ipswich with his 38 year old wife Ruth, who was born at Huntingdon, and his children Francis Farrington 19, Charles Philipps 17, born in Wales with Herbert Patrick Legge 3 and newly born Mary, both born at Ipswich. He was of 102 London Road, Ipswich when he died at the Bedford Temperance Hotel, Peterborough whilst on a painting tour, on 7 September 1901, aged 51. He was one of the claimant's to the title Lord Gardner, but some of the Indian marriages were deemed irregular. In 1911 his 48 year old wife Ruth was living at 95 Hatfield Road, Ipswich with her two children.