Category Archives: Maffett Family

Contains information on the Maffett family.

Marriage of Ruth Adelaide Sara Spencer and Henry Gascoyen Maurice

SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE The “Morning Post,” says:- marriage has been arranged between Henry Gascoyen Maurice, Barrister-at-Law, one of the Assistant Secretaries of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, son of the late James Blake. Maurice, M.D., F.R.C.S., of Loran House, Marlborough. and Mrs. Maurice, of Deveril House, Marlborough, and Ruth, only daughter the late Edward Spencer, M.A., Bellavista, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, and Mrs. Spencer, Mouutpelier Parade. Monkstown, Co, Dublin.

Dublin Daily Express – Thursday 10 April 1913, p10, c2

Obituary of Henry Telford Maffett – 1914

The relatives of Captain H T Maffett of the Leinster Regiment have received an intimation from the War Office that he was killed on October 21st. Captain Maffett was the youngest son of the late William Hamilton Maffett, of St Helena, Finglas, Co. Dublin. He joined the Leinster Regiment from the Militia in 1894, and was promoted to Captain in 1900. For a short time he was Garrison Adjutant at St Lucia, and for two years was employed with the West African Frontier Force, during which time he took part in the operations against the forces of Bida and Kontagora, 1901. As Provost Marshal attached to the 2nd Brigade in India, he was present at the operations in the Mohmand country, 1908.

The following personal appreciation of Captain Maffett appeared in The Times of October 30th:- “By the death in action of Henry Telford Maffett, of the Leinster Regiment, that distinguished Irish corps loses an officer of much promise. His loss is deplored by a large circle of friends, both in Ireland and in England. To them he was universally known as ‘Larry’ Maffett, and I have met no man in my time who better deserved or more certainly enjoyed the affection of his friends. He belonged to the hard-riding, sport-loving race of Anglo-Irishmen, whose splendid military qualities have been tried and proved in every field in which British arms have been engaged. His memory will ever be cherished by those who knew him best as that of a very gallant gentleman. There can be no doubt that he himself would have wished nothing better, if his life had, indeed, to be surrendered, than it should be given in the sacred cause that the Expeditionary Force is upholding in France and Belgium.”

A first cousin of Captain Maffett’s, the Vicomte de Vauvineux, an officer of the French Army, fell gallantly in action early in September when acting as interpreter to a British Cavalry Brigade.

From an unknown newspaper – an obituary of Henry Telford Maffett.

See also: The Family of William Hamilton Maffett and Marcella Adelaide Bayly

Reginald Ernest Maffett and the Royal School, Armagh

Reginald Ernest Maffett, born at Finglas 15th October 1869, brother of Henry Telford Maffett. At school in 1884; TCD 1887; 2nd Lieut Duke of Wellington’s Regt 21st January 1893; Capt, 16th August 1900; Major 24th February 1911; Lieut Colonel 3rd February 1916; served in the Boer War 1900-02, battles of Paardeberg and Driefontein (Queen’s Medal, four clasps, Kings Medal, two clasps). Served in the Great War in command of the 1st Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s Regt, 1914-18.

These details were taken from Major Ferrar’s Register of the Royal School, Armagh, W & G Baird, 1933.

See also: The Family of William Hamilton Maffett and Marcella Adelaide Bayly

The Marriage of Reginald Ernest Maffett and Gwendoline Mary de Rutzen


At Holy Trinity, Prince Consort-road, yesterday, the marriage took place of Major R. E. Maffett, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, son of the late Mr. William Hamilton Maffett, and Mrs. Maffett, of St Helena, Finglas, County Dublin, and Miss Gwendoline Mary de Rutzen, daughter of Sir Albert and Lady de Rutzen of 90, St. Georges-square.

Canon Sheppard, Sub-Dean of the Chapels Royal, officiated, assisted by the Rev. H. Coward.

Sir Albert de Rutzen gave away his daughter, who wore a dress of white Duchesse satin with an overdress of antique Brussels point lace, which had been worn by her great-great-grandmother.  Her veil was also of Brussels lace and the moire silk train was veiled in the same.  The bride was attended by three bridesmaids – Miss de Rutzen, Miss Violet Pringle, and Miss Daphne Harmsworth – whose frocks were of pale blue satin with pink chiffon tunics trimmed with lace.  Their hats were black with touches of pink.  The two pages, Master Hugh Mainwaring and Master Harmsworth, were dressed in blue satin.  Captain H. Maffett, Leinster Regiment, was best man.

A reception was held at 90, St. Georges-square, the house of the bride’s parents, and later the bride and bridegroom left for Magdalen, Henley (lent by Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Harmsworth.  The bride travelled in a silver grey satin gown trimmed with silver lace and a grey Tegal straw hat adorned with shaded pink Lancer plumes.

The Times, 11th August 1911, p9.

See also: The Family of Reginald Ernest Maffett and Gwendoline Mary de Rutzen

Bayly Family Photographs

These photographs are of the Bayly family and are part of a wider collection of Maffett family photographs that were given to me by Pat Chambers.

Grandma Bayly
Grandma Bayly

This photograph is of Mary Bayly (nee Pott) she is the mother of Marcella Adelaide Maffett (nee Bayly).

George Henry Bayly
George Henry Bayly

This photograph is of George Henry Bayly a brother of Marcella Adelaide Maffett (nee Bayly).

Mary Anne Vauvineux (née Bayly)
Mary Anne Vauvineux (née Bayly)

This photograph is of Mary Anne Vauvineux (née Bayly) a sister of Marcella Adelaide Maffett (nee Bayly).

Rita Bayly
Rita Bayly

This photograph is of Rita Bayly, a sister of Marcella Adelaide Maffett (nee Bayly).