G. K. Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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Gilbert Keith (G. K.) Chesterton
Born in Kensington, London, Englandmap
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Husband of — married in St Mary Abbots, Kensingtonmap
Died in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, Englandmap
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) better known as G. K. Chesterton, was an English writer, lay theologian, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, literary and art critic, biographer, and Christian apologist.[1]

Chesterton was born in Campden Hill in Kensington, London, the son of Marie Louise, née Grosjean, and Edward Chesterton.[1]

In 1881, Gilbert lived with his parents, Edward and Mary L. Chesterton and a brother at 11 Warwick Garden, Kensington, Middlesex, England. Edward worked as an auctioneer, while Gilbert was a scholar.[2]

His death was registered at the Amersham Registration District, Buckinghamshire, during the 2nd Quarter of 1936. He was 66 years old.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Wikipedia entry for G. K. Chesterton
  2. "England and Wales Census, 1881," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27S-BG27 : 10 December 2017), Gilbert K Chesterton in household of Edward Chesterton, Kensington, London,Middlesex, England; from "1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 17, Piece/Folio 24/52, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,318.
    Edward Chesterton, 39; Mary L Chesterton, Gilbert K Chesterton, 6; Cecil E Chesterton, 1. All were born in Kensington except Mary, who was born in Marylebone, Middlesex, England.
  3. "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVHK-ZZR9 : 4 September 2014), Gilbert K Chesterton, 1936; from "England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England. 1936: Volume 3A; Page 1169; Line Number 92

  • G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) on Find A Grave: Memorial #8965688 retrieved 29 May 2018

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