William Egley (British, 1798-1870) Lieutenant Colonel William Minto (1756-1827), wearing royal blue coat with gold buttons and red standing collar, white frilled chemise and black stock, gold epaulettes, bronze medal suspended from a red ribbon on his right breast

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Lot 118Y
William Egley
(British, 1798-1870)
Lieutenant Colonel William Minto (1756-1827), wearing royal blue coat with gold buttons and red standing collar, white frilled chemise and black stock, gold epaulettes, bronze medal suspended from a red ribbon on his right breast

Sold for £ 2,500 (US$ 3,284) inc. premium
William Egley (British, 1798-1870)
Lieutenant Colonel William Minto (1756-1827), wearing royal blue coat with gold buttons and red standing collar, white frilled chemise and black stock, gold epaulettes, bronze medal suspended from a red ribbon on his right breast.
Signed on the reverse William Egley/ Miniature Painter, with surmounted inscription in a second hand Father of J. Minto who was Captain 5th Reg: N.J. in AD 1829. He married Caroline Mogg Hichens who afterwards married Capt Beaumont 23 rd N.J, gold frame.
Oval, 94mm (3 11/16in) high

Footnotes

  • Lieutenant Colonel William Minto was born in Ruletownhead, Roxburgh in Scotland, the only son and youngest child of George Minto and Barbara Chisholm and christened on 9 December 1756. William enjoyed a prestigious military career, rising quickly through the ranks of the Royal Marine Artillery, he was brevetted Lieutenant-Colonel on 4 June 1814.

    On 13 March 1801, William was wounded at the Battle of Abu Quir Bay, the second battle in the French Revolutionary Egyptian Campaign. A British army of 5,000 led by General Ralph Abercromby defeated an entrenched expeditionary French force, headed by General Louis Friant, which had remained in Egypt after Napoleon's return to France. The victory, however, resulted in the loss of 1,100 British soldiers.

    William married Grace Little of Camberwell, Surrey (d.1833) on 25 November 1812. Although the marriage produced one son, Captain J. M. Minto of the 5th (Northumberland) Regiment of Foot, he died suddenly in London in 1837 leaving behind his widow, Caroline Mogg 'Carrie' Minto (née Hichens) (b.1809) but no children.

    Carrie Minto married secondly, Captain William Beaumont of the 23rd Madras Light Infantry and settled for a time during the 1840s in Mangalore, India. The union saw the birth of seven children.

    As a result of the precipitate death of his son, William's estate passed to his sister Markie's (b.1755) son, Dr. William Bell (d.1862), a military surgeon who served in the 26th (Cameronian) Regiment of Foot during the First Opium War (1839–1842). William died in London on 2 February 1827 and was buried in St Luke's churchyard, Chelsea.
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