Charles Salmon Vallack [Obituary]


Rev. W. Harpley

Trans. Devon. Assoc., 1888, Vol XX, pp.36-37.

Prepared by Michael Steer

The obituary was read at the Association’s July 1888 Exeter meeting. Mr VALLACK, was born in 1815 in Kingsand, Cornwall. He appeared in the census on 6 June 1841 in East Stonehouse, Plymouth aged 25. The address was: East Emma Place.  He again appeared in the census on 2 April 1871 in Stoke Damerel, Plymouth aged 57. His address was: 5 St.Michaels Terrace. On 2 April 1871 he was a Retired Australian Merchant in Stoke Damerel aged 57. On 5 August 1872 he was resident in Stoke Damerel. The address was again: 5 St.Michaels Terrace. A great deal of information on the life of Adoniah, his brother is presented here. The article, from a copy of a rare and much sought-after journal can be downloaded from the Internet Archive. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. These books, on which copyright has expired, are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.

Prosper Felix de Larue, surgeon, of Devonport, was the only son of the late Mons. Louis Napoleon de Larue, who escaped to England during one of the French revolutions, and settled at Devonport. Having adopted the profession of medicine, Mr. De Larue also settled in the same town, and soon secured for himself a lucrative practice. He was appointed surgeon to the Devonport police and workhouse; he was also one of the vaccination officers for the borough. He never took any active part in politics, but he was known to be a consistent member of the Liberal party.

Charles Salmon Vallack, of Penley Villa, Kingsand, and St. Michaers Terrace, Stoke, Devonport, Was descended from a branch of the Vallack family of Plymouth, who settled at Kingsand early in the last century, Joseph Vallack marrying the heiress of the Penleys of that place. Mr. Vallack was the seventh son of Capt. William Vallack, by his wife Judith, daughter of the Rev. William Smith, of Meavy. His eldest brother, the Rev. B. S. Vallack, was perpetual curate of St. Budeaux from 1835 to 1875; and his second brother, William, was Under Secretary of State for New South Wales. Mr. C. S. Vallack joined the Association at the Devonport Meeting in 1870, but did not attend any subsequent Meeting. He died at his residence at Stoke.