Re: Uptons in Russia after 1855
I found some information about William-Samuel Upton who was for sure son of John Upton.
Upton Samuel (around.1814-1874) was an English architect in Caucaus Mineral Waters region (CMW) (now is part os Stavropol region in Russia) in 1846-1864 years. Was born in the town Deventry the English County of Northamptonshire. The son of an engineer John (Russian - Ivan Ivanovich) Upton (around 1774-1853), inspector of road construction.
Engineer Upton was accused in embezzlement of public funds in the summer of 1826 andfled to Russia with family.
By Imperial orderhe was enlisted for the service and sent to Sevastopol.
Samuel started his carrer in 1832.Together with his father, he took part in the construction of the famous Vorontsov Palace in Alupka, built water and dry docks in Sevastopol. He even was Sevastipol city architector in 1838-1840. Then built some buildings in Odessa. By suggestion of the CMW regionViceroyVorontsovhe was appointed the architect of the CMW on 12 November 1845. He arrived to Pyatigorsk in the early 1846.
He moved to Vladikavkaz (now is the regional centre of Republic of North Ossetia - Alania in Russia) in the summer of 1864.where he had worked as an architect of the city Counciluntil 1871 . Then he returned to public service and became a regional architect of the Terek region until 1874., when he retired in the rank of the collegiate adviser(6th grade)that gave him the right to get nobility. He is the author of the emblem of Vladikavkaz.
Samuel Upton died in December 1874 and was buried at the city cemetery in Vladikavkaz(grave with a tombstone waslost). There was a mansion of Uptons in Pyatigorsk since1850. , which over the years has expanded, becoming a large profitable for construction of rental housing visitors(Upper and Lower Upton)
From other sites I found that Samuel had a daughter (b/ Aud 1849) and a son (b/ Dec 1852). I have some friends in Vladikavkaz and i will ask them to know more about him
Here is his portrait http://www.kmvline.ru/father/upton.phphttp://www.kmvline.ru/father/upton.php