Revision of Wallace timeline from Tue, 2014-07-15 08:37

Timeline of places and houses where Wallace lived

By George Beccaloni


House and/or place

8 January 1823-late 1828/early 1829

Lives in Kensington Cottage, Usk, Monmouthshire (Wallace was born here).

late 1828/early 1829-early 1837

Five childhood homes in Hertford and Hertford Grammar School (leaves school aged 14 on 18 March 1837).

Early 1837-summer 1837

Lives with his brother John in Robert Street, London.

Summer 1837-December 1843

Works as a land-surveyor with brother William and travels widely in England and Wales. Becomes interested in botany in c. 1842 in Neath. 

Early 1844-Easter 1845

Boards in the Headmaster’s House at the Collegiate School, Leicester. Meets Henry Walter Bates.

Easter 1845-early 1848

William dies. Moves to Neath, Wales (he initially lodges with Mr Sims; then rents Llantwit Cottage).

26 April 1848-1 October 1852

Spends four years travelling in South America with Bates.

Christmas 1852-March 1854

Rents 44 Upper Albany Street, London.

March 1854-April 1862

Spends eight years travelling in South East Asia and whilst there writes his famous "Sarawak Law" (1855) and "Ternate" (1858) papers. He leaves Singapore for England on the 8th February 1862. 

April 1862-April 1865

Stays with his sister and her husband at 5 Westbourne Grove Terrace, London.

April 1865-mid 1867;
summer 1868-March 1870

Rents 9 St. Mark’s Crescent, Regent’s Park, London.

Mid 1867-summer 1868

Stays at Treeps in Hurstpierpoint, Sussex (Wallace’s father-in-law’s house).

25 March 1870-25 March 1872

Rents Holly House, Tanner Street, Barking.

25 March 1872-July 1876

Builds and lives in The Dell, Grays, Essex.

July 1876-March 1878

Rents Rose Hill, Dorking, Surrey.

March 1878-1880

Rents Waldron Edge, Duppas Hill, Croydon.

1880-May 1881

Rents Pen-y-Bryn, Croydon.

May 1881-June 1889

Designs, builds and lives in Nutwood Cottage, Godalming, Surrey.

June 1889-December 1902

Rents, then buys Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset.

December 1902-7 November 1913

Designs, builds and lives in Old Orchard, Broadstone, Dorset (Wallace dies here).

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith