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Horatio Nelson Rhees
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Birth: Jul. 3, 1802
Bath
Somerset, England
Death: Feb. 20, 1847
Bath
Somerset, England

The father of Horatio Nelson Rhees is unproven and doubtful.

There is a tradition that Horatio Nelson Rhees (born 3 July 1802), is the illegitimate child of Lord Horatio Nelson and Harriet Rhees of Bath.

Charles Horatio Rhees, son of Horatio Nelson Rhees (born 1802), wrote in a letter to other family, dated May 24, 1887, from Hemel Hempstead. He talks of speaking to an Aunt Kifford, who told him: "He [Horation Nelson Rhees] was christened Horatio Nelson and that was his father's name... He lived with my father [Charles Harper] and mother and they used to say how much he, your father, was like his father, Horatio Nelson, the Great Sea Captain". Later in the same letter Charles Horation Rhees relates that his sister Jane "...spoke up and said that before her grandmother died [Harriet Rhees, supposed mistress of Lord Nelson] she told her that her father was the son of Lord Nelson, and if ever she had a son she wanted her to name him after his grandfather Horatio Nelson." [A complete transcript of the letter is available if desired]

Another document written by Mildred Rhees Cragun (now deceased) says "My grandfather, Charles Horatio Rhees is said to have quoted his father, Horation Nelson Rhees, as saying as he and his mother [Harriet Rhees, supposed mistress of Lord Nelson] would walk past the mansion provided by the government for the hero, "That if right was right, you, my son, would be living in that beautiful home."

Wife: Sarah Ann Green
Born: July 25th, 1798 Bath, England
Died: Decemeber 19th, 1869 Bath, England
Age: 70

Children: (7)

All born in Widcombe, Bath, Somerset, England

1. Henry Rhees
Born: 9 May 1823
- Maria Watts

2. Elizabeth Rhees
Born: 4 Feb 1825
- Sam Roskelley

3. Sarah Rhees
Born: 4 Nov 1827
- Jesse Richard Dredge

4. William Rhees
Born: 5 Mar 1830

5. Charles Horatio Rhees
Born: 27 Feb 1833
- Elizabeth Budd
- Eliza Parratt

6. Ellen Rhees
Born: 12 Feb 1836
- Jesse Richard Dredge

7. Jane Harriet Rhees
Born: 16 Aug 1839
- Mr. Essexx
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Horatio Nelson (1758 - 1805)
  Harriet Rhees (1777 - 1856)
 
 Children:
  Charles Horatio Rhees (1833 - 1916)*
 
 Sibling:
  Horatia Nelson Ward (1801 - 1881)**
  Horatio Nelson Rhees (1802 - 1847)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Bart Fowers Cragun
Record added: Sep 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59074735
 

Thank you for this information. Would any living male Rhees grandsons like to be Y-DNA tested to compare with Horatio Nelson. Please contact me.
- MZaugg
 Added: Feb. 28, 2015

- Spaulding
 Added: Sep. 29, 2011

- C
 Added: Apr. 30, 2011
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