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CDR Edward Knatchbull Hughes Hallett
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Birth: 1809
Kent, England
Death: May 27, 1861

Edward was a Commander in the Royal Navy. He died at his home in Sliema. His funeral was held on 29 May 1861. When his coffin was taken across the Marsamxett Harbour from Sliema to the Sa Maison landing stage. From there to the cemetery it was borne by men from HMS Hibernia.

(special thanks to wertypop #46806984 for link to parents & the following info) - Son of Charles Hughes Hallett and Frances Anne Knatchbull.

Publication: VIGILO - Din L - Art Helwa, April 2009, age 24

The Hughes Hallet story starts with Commander Edward Knatchbull Hughes Hallet, who was stationed in Malta while serving with the British Mediterranean Fleet. This was in the 1840s, but Hughes Hallet must have fallen in love with Malta because when his service ended in 1850 he signed a contract with the Franciscan Minor Conventuals of Valletta for the 150-year lease of a plot of land in the Tigne/ Qui si Sana district of Sliema. Sliema was becoming a sought after location it was quieter than Valletta and had fine sea views and walks.

The Commander built a large colonnaded mansion with a well laid out garden, the Palazzo Sliema, in Qui si Sana a showpiece where he died on 27 May 1861 at the comparatively early age of 52. His funeral took place two days later, when his coffin was taken across Marsamxett Harbour from Sliema to the Sa Maison landing stage. From there it was borne by men from HMS Hibernia to Ta' Braxia. (The figurehead from the Hibernia is in the Maritime Museum). The family vault is to be found at A14, to the left of the palm tree near the old caretaker's house. It is covered with a horizontal memorial, with finely carved stone topped with darker marble. It is badly cracked, presumably as a result of World War II bombing, but has been repaired and the inscriptions are easily read. Other Hughes Hallet memorials from Valletta are also kept at Ta' Braxia. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Charles Hughes Hallett (____ - 1846)
  Frances Anne Hughes Hallett (____ - 1843)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Wells Hughes Hallett (1819 - 1890)
 
 Children:
  Henry Thomas Hughes Hallett (1841 - 1909)*
  Harry Francis Hughes Hallett (1844 - 1913)*
  Mary Frances Hughes Hallett (1846 - 1927)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Hughes Hallett (____ - 1843)*
  Frances Hughes Hallett (____ - 1833)*
  Edward Knatchbull Hughes Hallett (____ - 1861)*
  George Wyndham Hughes Hallett (____ - 1849)*
  William Hughes Hallett (____ - 1847)*
  Edward Knatchbull Hughes Hallett (1809 - 1861)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ta' Braxia Cemetery
Pieta
Northern Harbour, Malta
Plot: A14
 
Created by: Cousins by the Dozens
Record added: Jan 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 82791851
CDR Edward Knatchbull Hughes Hallett
Added by: Eman Bonnici
 
CDR Edward Knatchbull Hughes Hallett
Added by: Eman Bonnici
 
CDR Edward Knatchbull Hughes Hallett
Added by: Eman Bonnici
 
 
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