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Robert Amadeus Heath                       1818-1882
Robert was born on 12 December 1818,, the son of John Benjamin Heath and Sophia Bland, in London. He married Harriet Keen in 1847. He later became a Baron, and was Consol General of Italy. In 1851 he purchased the Coombe Hill House, on the junction of Coombe Road and Park Lane, in Croydon, Surrey. He owned the house until 1880. It is now known as the Ruskin House.
Harriet Keen                                         1826-
Harriet was born about 1826, the eldest daughter of Thomas Keen and Harriet Toulmin, at Croydon, Sussex.
I have identified the following children:
Baron Robert Amadeus Heath on the rear lawn
of Coombe Hill House, c.1863
    Amadeus J. Born abt 1849   Croydon, Surrey
  Ellen Rose Born abt 1850   Croydon, Surrey
  Ada Harriet Born 18 Feb 1853   Croydon, Surrey Married Henry Downing Curtis

Birth of Parents
Robert Amadeus Heath b: abt 1818             London
son of John Benjamin Heath and Sophia Bland

Harriet Keen b: abt 1826  c: 28 Dec 1826           St. John The Baptist, Croydon, Surrey
daughter of Thomas Keen and Harriet Toulmin

Robert Amadeus Heath
Harriet Keen

Father: John Benjamin Heath
Father: Thomas Keen

Amadeus J. Heath b: abt 1849           Croydon, Surrey
son of Robert Amadeus Heath and Harriet Keen
Ellen Rose Heath b: abt 1850  c: 31 Oct 1850   St. John The Baptist, Croydon, Surrey
daughter of Robert Amadeus Heath and Harriet Keen, Coombe Hill House, Croydon
Ada Harriet Heath b: 18 Feb 1853  c: 28 Mar 1853   St. John The Baptist, Croydon, Surrey  1853 1Q Croydon 2a 130
daughter of Robert Amadeus Heath and Harriet Keen, Coombe Hill House, Croydon

1881 Census RG11-0813 4 April 1881 Croydon, Surrey
Coombe Lane
Robert A. Heath
Harriet (Wife)
A. J.
Emily S. J. (Niece)
Plus 7 Servants
Age 62
Age 54
Age 31
Age 26
Consol Genl of Italy London
abt 1818
abt 1826
abt 1849
abt 1854

Robert Amadeus Heath Died 5 Jun 1882, Age 63,       Paris, France

The Times, Friday, Jun 9, 1882                       OBITUARY
  Baron Heath, Consul-General in London for the Kingdom of Italy, died a few days ago in Paris of inflammation of the lungs, at the age of 63 years.   The deceased, Baron Robert Amadeus Heath, was the eldest son of the late John Benjamin, Baron Heath, F.R.S., F.S.A. (who was Consul-General in London for Sardinia and Italy for upwards of 62 years), by his marriage, in 1811, with Sophia, daughter of the late Dr. Robert Bland, a London physician.   The second Baron Heath, whose death we now record, was born in 1818.   In 1879 he succeeded to the Italian Barony of Heath, conferred on his father by King Victor Emmanuel.   From 1844 to 1861 he was Vice-Consul in London for Sardinia, and represented United Italy in a similar capacity from 1861 to 1879.   In the later he succeeded his father as Consul-General.   Among the honours conferred upon him by the Italian Government was the dignity of Grand Officer of the Order of the Crown of Italy.   The late Baron Heath married, in 1847, Harriet, the eldest daughter of Mr. Thomas Keen, of Croydon, and of Couisdon, Surrey, and leaves a family of one son and two daughters.

LONDON   4 Jul 1882                         Probate
HEATH, Baron Robert Amadeus - The Will with a Codicil of Robert Amadeus Heath, Baron Heath, late or 31 Old-Jewry, in the City of London, and of Croydon, in the County of Surrey, Merchant and Italian Consul General, who died 5 June 1882, at 42 Rue des Mathurins, in Paris, was proved at the Principal Registry, by Henry Burnley Heath, Merchant, the Brother, and Charles Thomas Dorey, Gentleman, both of 31 Old-Jewry, the Executors.   Effects £161,916 4s.7d.

Harriet (Keen) Heath No Date