Family: Benjamin Henry Latrobe/Mary Elizabeth Hazlehurst (F2)

m. 02 May 1800


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  • Father | Male
    Benjamin Henry Latrobe

    Born  01 May 1764  Fulneck, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Christened  02 May 1764  Fulneck, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  03 Sep 1820  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  1820  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  02 May 1800  [1]   
    Other Spouse  Lydia Sellon | F1 
    Married  27 Feb 1790  St James Church, Clerkenwell, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Benjamin Latrobe | F3 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Anna Margaretta Antes | F3 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Mary Elizabeth Hazlehurst

    Born  01 Jan 1771  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  16 Oct 1841  Mount Holly, Burlington, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  1841  Mount Holly, Burlington, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Isaac Hazlehurst, Jr. | F1095 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Johanna Purviance | F1095 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Female
    Juliana Latrobe

    Born  29 Jun 1801   
    Died  11 Aug 1801  Mount Holly, Burlington, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  1801  Mount Holly, Burlington, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Male
    + John Hazlehurst Boneval Latrobe

    Born  04 May 1803  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  11 Sep 1891  Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  14 Sep 1891  Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Charlotte Virginia Claiborne | F251 
    Married  06 Dec 1832  Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Margaret Caile Steuart | F174 
    Married  20 Nov 1828   

    Child 3 | Female
    Juliana Elizabeth Boneval Latrobe

    Born  17 Jul 1804  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  03 Mar 1890  Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  05 Mar 1890  Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 4 | Female
    Mary Agnes Latrobe

    Born  05 Nov 1805  Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  20 Mar 1806  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  1806  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 5 | Male
    + Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Jr.

    Born  19 Dec 1806  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  19 Oct 1878  Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  19 Oct 1878   
    Spouse  Maria Eleanor Hazlehurst | F4 
    Married  12 Mar 1833  Salem, Salem, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 6 | Female
    Louisa Latrobe

    Born  02 Sep 1808  Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  02 Sep 1808  Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  1808  Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes 
    • They were married at her father's house in Philadelphia, PA by the Right Reverend Dr. White, the Episcopal Bishop.

      While Benjamin Henry Latrobe was working on the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal in 1805, the family was living in Wilmington, Delaware. They had a nurse, maid and housekeeper, Catherine McCausland, who was called 'Kitty'. They moved to a small log house on Ironhill near Elkton, MD for July, August and September 1805 as the children were subject to 'summer complaint' - dysentery which at that time was very frequently fatal. The house was near the canal where they could see both the Chesapeake Bay and the Delaware River 20 miles apart.

      On Christmas Eve, 1815 the Latrobe family was living in Washington when there was a sudden tragedy - the accidental death of the loyal Kitty McCausland. Benjamin Henry, Mary and Julia had gone off to church, leaving the two boys and Kitty alone in the house. The boys were upstairs when suddenly they heard a scream from below; they rushed to the kitchen and found Kitty moaning in a chair by the fire, all her clothes burned off and their remains still smoking on the floor. They rushed for help from a neighbor who helped to get her upstairs and into bed and gave her what crude first aid they could as the others returned, but it was too late and she died that evening. She had been with the family for thirteen years, and this was a grievous loss to all the family.

  • Sources 
    1. [S20] Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Talbot Hamlin, (Name: Oxford University Press; Location: New York; Date: 1955;), Page 142..


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