McMAHON, Maj. Gen. Alexander Ruxton

1829 - 1899

Born at Bengal, India on 30 November 1829, son of Maj. Alexander St Leger McMahon,(1790-1866) of Hollymount, Queen's Co.,Ireland, and his wife Catherine Maria née Fishbourne (1802-1865) of Co. Carlow, Ireland. He married at Bengal, India on 11 July 1855, Horatia Anna Davies (1835-1856) and had one daughter Horatia Georgina Isabells {Winter} (1856-1933) and secondly at Rangoon on 13 May 1862, Jemima Fanny née Carthew (1842-1914) and they had three daughters Ethel Clara [q.v.], Mary Gertrude Helen (5 September 1864-17 December 1866) and Violet Mabel (19 November 1863-1 February 1866). Deputy Commissioner in Burma 1869-79 and promoted Brevet Colonel on the Madras Staff Corps on 20 August 1878. Was of Crowe Hall, Stutton, near Ipswich when he exhibited at Ipswich Fine Art Club in 1883 two paintings, an oil 'Fra Giovanni' and a watercolour 'Il Ponte Nero, Bagni di Lucca'. He died at 3 Whitehall Court, Strand, London on 28 December 1899 and buried at Denton, Norfolk on 2 January 1900, his will war proved in London in 1900. Author of 'The Karens of the Golden Chersonese' (1876).