Alfred Chenevix Trench

Male4 November 1849–13 March 1938

Brief Life History of Alfred Chenevix

When Alfred Chenevix Trench was born on 4 November 1849, in Itchen Stoke, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Archbishop of Dublin Richard Chenevix Trench, was 42 and his mother, Frances Mary Trench, was 41. He married Ella Moore on 27 November 1873. He died on 13 March 1938, in Ireland, at the age of 88.

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Alfred Chenevix Trench
Ella Moore
Marriage: 27 November 1873

Sources (4)

  • Alfred C Trench in household of Richard C Trench, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Alfred Chenevix Trench, "South Africa, Transvaal, Probate Records from the Master of the Supreme Court, 1869-1958"
  • Alfred Chenevix Trench, "England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957"

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  • Marriage
    27 November 1873
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    World Events (8)

    1852 · First Public Lavatory Erected 

    Age 3

    George Jenning was the person that invented and gave us the public lavatory. It cost people a penny to use. 

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 5

    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    1877 · Trial of Detectives

    Age 28

    The Trial of Detective, also known as the Turf Fraud Scandal, was a scandal involving 3 senior Scotland Yard detectives. It was a scam involving bets made on horse races. 

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: from Middle English trench ‘path cut through woods; cutting or ditch’ (Old French trenche, a derivative of trenchier ‘to cut, hack, slice’). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived by a path or ditch, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Trench Lane in Huddington (Worcestershire), Trench in Ellesmere (Shropshire), or The Trench in Hildenborough (Kent). It may perhaps also be a nickname for someone who cut ditches.

    Irish (of French origin): habitational name from La Tranche (Poitou).

    History: The Trench family that hold the Irish earldom of Clancarty trace their descent from Frederic de la Tranche, who settled in Northumbria from France c. 1575. They became established in Ireland in the 17th century, when Frederick Trench went there and purchased an estate in Galway in 1631.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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