NameJoseph H. DUPUIS
BirthNov 1789, London, Middlesex, England
Baptism27 Dec 1789, Westminster, London, England
Death1874, Lambeth, London, Surrey, England
1Evelina TURNER , Half GGGG Aunt
Baptism19 Sep 1801, Guestling, E Sussex
Death29 Aug 1874, Surrey, England
BurialLambeth Cemetery, London
MotherSarah GOOSE (~1766-1861)
Marriage31 Oct 1817
ChildrenUnknown (1819-~1819)
 William (1823-1824)
 Rosalia Adelaide (1825-1900)
 Joseph Hutton (1827-1903)
 Hanmer Lewis (1829-1911)
 Evelina Louisa (1832->1877)
Notes for Joseph H. DUPUIS
In the Christening records Westminster London.
December 27, 1789, Joseph Dupuis, born November 1789, Father Lewis Dupuis, mother Sarah.

From the Danbys by Selby Whittingham.
HM Consul 1811 to 1842
Greece 1851?
Covent Garden 1853 to 1856
Bloomsbury 1857 to 1865
Lambeth 1871 to 1874

From the January to March 1874 death index Joseph Dupuis, age 84, Lambeth district, Greater London, Surrey, volume 1d, page 276

From Lisa DeGarston’s ancestry web site
Joseph Dupuis was appointed British Envoy and Consul to the town of Kumasi, (Ghana) heart of the kingdom of the Kings of Ashanti on 26 January 1818.  He and his wife, sailed on the Sarah to Cape Coast (coastal capital under British control) and arrived on 24 January 1819. His main objective was to instigate of peace between the Kings of Ashanti and Dwabin and to initiate peaceful trade between the Ashanti and the British. A Select Committee of the House of Commons had recommended that the African Company should continue to administer it West African settlements, but should be responsible to a Governor appointed by the Crown.  Although no action had yet been taken on its recommendations, the Colonial Office was beginning to take a more active interest in West African affairs.
Dupuis did not make himself popular with the local Europeans but seemed to get on well with the Ashanti King.  Joseph Dupuis wrote a book on the Ashanti Kingdom, its history, customs and his travels within the territory and his efforts to negotiate a treaty.  The book Journal of a Residence in Ashantee was first published in 1824, presumably to explain the history behind the war in 1824.  It was reprinted in 1966 and in Introduction to the 2nd Edition, W E F Ward comments; Dupuis' stay on the Gold Coast is a sad story of a man with sound ideas who was his own worst enemy and raised up so much opposition to himself as a man that his sound ideas of policy had no chance of being accepted.  In his negotiations at Kumasi, he made only one serious blunder, when he explicitly conceded the Ashanti claim to sovereignty over Cape Coast instead of reserving the British position on the point.  If Hope Smith had been anything of a statesman, he would have realised that Dupuis had made a good impression at Kumasi, and raised the Ashanti's hopes of lasting settlement; and he would have tried to follow up Dupuis' work (remedying its weaknesses if necessary) so as to bring about a settlement which was as much in the Company's interests as in those of Ashanti.  He would never allowed the Ashanti ambassadors to take back the presents to Kumasi and leave Ashanti waiting in vain for news of Dupuis and his treaty.  That is the truly lamentable fact about Dupuis' mission; that Hope Smith and his colleagues snubbed the Ashanti because they disliked Dupuis and thus helped bring about the McCarthy war.

From Wikipedia
Notes for Evelina (Spouse 1)
Some other sources say her mother was Hannah Danby, niece of Sarah Danby. This is unlikely.

From Lisa DeGarston
Evelina was baptized Evelina Turner on 19 September 1801 in Guestling, E Sussex daughter of William and Sarah Turner.

Parish Records Saint James, Westminster. Middlesex
Joseph Dupuis and Evelina Turner both of this parish were married by Banns this thirty first Day of October in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventeen by me Edward Tindley? Clerk in Orders.
Signed Joseph Dupuis and Evelina Turner
In the Presence of Charles Thomson and Sarah Danby
[Note Evelina used the last name Turner not Danby. Also since Sarah Danby witnessed this marriage as she did with her daughter Teresa, this might give credence to the interpretation that Evelina is Sarah Danby’s daughter and not Hannah’s. As well might Charles Thomson be related to Evelina’s sister Georgiana’s husband, Thomas Thompson?]

In the 1861 census 44 Queen Square.
Joseph Dupuis, head, married, age 67, Retired Consul, born St. James, London.
Wife Evelina Dupuis, age 58, Annuitant, born ???? Hastings.
Daughter Rosalia A. Dupuis, age 33, governess, born St Pancras, London.

In the 1871 census 152 ??? Rea? Lane, Lambeth, London, subdistrict Lambeth Church Second.
Joseph Dupuis, head married, age 82, Retired Consulate Supero?, born London.
Evelina Dupuis, wife, age 67, annuitant, born Guesting, Hasting.
Daughter Rosalia A. Dupuis, unmarried, age 46, born Hampstead Road.
[I wonder why the disparity of ages between the 2 censuses?

In the July to September 1874 death index, Evelina Dupuis, Lambeth district, London, Surrey, volume 1d, page 257.

National Probate Calendar
19 November 1874 Administration of the effects of Evelina Dupuis late of 135 Upper-Kennington-lane in the County of Surrey Widow who died 29 August 1874 Upper-Kennington-lane was granted at the Principal registry to Rosa Dupuis of 291 Commercial-road Peckham in the said County Spinster the Daughter and one of the Next of Kin. Effects under 50 pounds, Resworn January 1875 under 800 pounds.
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