FORENAMES:Josias Rogers John
BORN:04 08 1814
BAPTISED:05 09 1814
AT:Southwick Hampshire
EDUCATION[S]:Winchester Commoner [1826-1832]
Oxford University: `Coles, Josias Rogers John, 1s John, of Southwick, Hants, cler. University Coll., matric. 17 May, 1832, aged 17; B.A. 1837, colonel in the army.
FATHER:Rev. John Coles, J.P., b. 14 02 1787 [younger son], of Ditcham Park.
Rector of Silchester, from 1812 until his death on 16 04 1865
MOTHER:Marianne Goodhead or Mary Anne Goodhew died 04 [12] 1832.
Daughter of Captain Josias Rogers R.N. of Lymington
First wife of John Coles
SIBLINGS: [2] Henry Thomas Coles, Barrister-at-Law
[3] Captain Cowper Phipps Coles, R.N., b. 1819. Married Emily Pearson in 1856. Cowper was responsible for devising the `turret' system in naval design, after a suggestion by Isambard K. Brunel. Died in the loss of H.M.S. Captain in 1870.
[4] Richard George Coles, Captain, 1st Royal Regiment. Married Eliza Fanny, daughter of John Morris, Esq., of Halifax, Nova Scotia
[5] Marianne Coles, died 1840
[6] Augusta Coles, died 1847
[7] Emily Frances Coles, married Admiral Sir Geoffrey Phipps Hornby, Esq., son of Admiral Sir Phipps Hornby K.C.B. of Little Green, Sussex
OTHER RELATIONS:Grandparents: Charles Coles of Ditcham Park and F. Elizabeth Barwell, daughter of William Barlow
Uncle: Charles Barwell Coles [older brother of John Coles], born about 1783 and died 28 11 1874 in Paris. It appears he was passed over for the inheritance of Ditcham Park. Author and inventor.
Stepmother: Lucy, widow of Robert James Harrison, Esq., of Oak Lodge Emsworth, Captain in the Royal Horse Guards Blue. Second wife of John Coles, married at Warblington on 30 10 1844
NOTES:Josias Rogers John Coles was the eldest son.
COMMISSIONED:Cornet 02 09 1836
APPOINTED: Cornet 4LD 02 09 1836 by purchase vice Cornet Philip Kemp promoted
Lieutenant 4LD 22 03 1839 by purchase vice Drysdale whose promotion has not taken place
Lieutenant 9th Lancers 21/22 04 1842 without purchase
Captain 4th Dragoon Guards 19 03 1847 by purchase vice Arkwright who retires
Captain 9th Light Dragoons 19 12 1851 vice Captain Charles Henry Douglas Donovan who exchanges
Major [Brevet] 9th Light Dragoons 20 07 1858
Lieutenant Colonel [Brevet] 9th Lancers 09 09 1859
EXCHANGED:From 4LD to 9th Lancers/Light Dragoons 21/22 04 1842
From 9th Lancers to 4th Dragoon Guards 19 03 1847
From 4th Dragoon Guards to 9th Lancers/Light Dragoons 19 12 1851
BREVET:Major, Lieutenant Colonel
EMBARKATIONS:28 07 1837 England
3Q 1841 Bombay, Overland
CAMPAIGNS:1st Afghan War
Hart's Annual Army List 1863: Wartime service of retired Lieutenant Colonels:
Lt. Colonel Coles served with the 4th Light Dragoons in the campaign under Lord Keane in Scinde and Affghanistan in 1838-9, and was present at the taking of Ghuznee [Medal]. Commanded a Squadron of the 9th Lancers at the relief of Lucknow by Lord Clyde in Nov. 1857, also at the Battle of Cawnpore on 6th Dec., and action at Seraighat, capture of Meangunge where his horse was killed in a personal encounter with the enemy; commanded a detached force of Horse Artillery and Cavalry to cooperate with Brigadier Franks, also two Squadrons of the 9th Lancers in the attack on the Moosabagh, and commanded the Regiment during the summer campaign in Oude and Rohileund including the actions at Rhodamow and Allygunge, capture of Bareilly, action at Shahjehanpore and pursuit to Mahomdee; present with Grant's force in the affair at Kumdakote [thrice mentioned in despatches, Brevets of Major and Lt. Colonel, Medal and Clasp].
Indian Mutiny
RETIRED:Lieutenant Colonel 9th Lancers
NOTES: London Gazette, No. 20097, 01 06 1866
Pursuant to a Decree of the High Court of Chancery, made in a cause Josias Rogers John Coles against Henry Thomas Coles, late of Silchester, in the county of Hants, Clerk, who died in or about the month of April, 1865, are on or before the 22nd day of June, 1866, to send by post, prepaid, to Messrs. Clowes and Hickley, of No. 10. King's Bench-walk, Temple in the city of London, the Solicitors of the plaintiff, Josias Rogers John Coles, their Christian and surnames, addresses and descriptions, the full particulars of their claims, a statement of the accounts, and the nature of the securities [if any] held by them, or in default thereof they will be peremptorily excluded from the benefit of the said Decree.
Every creditor holding any security is to produce the same before the Vice-Chancellor Sir John Stuart, at his chambers, situated No. 12, Old-square, Lincoln's-inn, Middlesex, on Friday, the 6th day of July, 1866, at one o'clock in the afternoon, being the time appointed for adjudicating on the claims. Dated this 29th May 1866.
DIED:13 10 1866
NOTES: London Gazette, No. 23298, 03 09 1867
Lieutenant Colonel Josias Rogers John Coles, deceased.
Pursuant to an Act of Parliament made and passed in the 22nd and 23rd years of the reigned of Her present Majesty Queen Victoria, chapter 35, intituled "An Act to further amend the law of Property, and to relieve Trustees."
Notice is hereby given, that all persons having any claims or demands upon or against the estate of Josias Rogers John Coles, late of Ditcham, near Petersfield, in the county of Hants., and of Leicester, a Lieutenant Colonel in Her Majesty's Army, deceased [who died on the 13th day of October, 1866, and whose will, with a codicil thereto, was proved in the Principal Registry of Her Majesty's Court of Probate on the 24th of August, 1867, by Captain Cowper Phipps Coles, R.N., and Thomas Allen Hickley, Esq., the executors named in the said will], are required to send full particulars [in writing] of their claims and demands to Messrs. Clowes and Hickley, No. 10, King's Bench-walk, Temple, London, the Solicitors to the said executors, on or before the 1st day of November, 1867, after which day the said executors will proceed to distribute the assets of the said testator among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims, debts, and demands of which they, the said executors, shall then have had notice; and the said executors will not be answerable or liable for the assets, or any part thereof, so distributed to any person or persons of whose claim, debt, or demand they shall not then have had notice. Dated this 31st day of August, 1867. Clowes and Hickley, No. 10, Kings Bench-walk, Temple, London, Solicitors to the said Executors.
TNA SOURCES:WO/12/646-649
LONDON GAZETTES: No. 19416, 02 09 1836
No. 20716, 22 04 1842
No. 19718 or 20716, 19 03 1847
No. 21274, 19 12 1851
No. 22164, 20 07 1858
No. 20097, 01 06 1866
No. 23298, 03 09 1867
HART'S ARMY LISTS: New Army List 1860
Hart's Annual Army List... 1863
PRESS/ALMANACKS:United Service Magazine 1839
OTHER SOURCES: Notes and Queries 30 07 1910 by Sir Robert Gower OBE
Oxford University Alumni 1715-1886, Vol. 1/C/70
The Gentleman's Magazine 1845
A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, 1862

4th Light Dragoons Index