Charles Robert Darwin

Charles Robert Darwin (1809 - 1882)

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Charles Robert Darwin
Born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Maer, Stafford, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Down House, Bromley, Kent, Englandmap
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Charles Robert Darwin[1]

b.12 Feb 1809 Shrewsbury, Shropshire[3][4]

bap. 15 Nov 1809 Saint Chad, Shrewsbury, Shropshire[5]

d.19 Apr 1882 Down House, Bromley, Kent[6]

bur. Westminster Abbey[7]

Contents

DNA

Parents

Father: Robert Waring Darwin, MD of Shrewsbury[10]

Mother: Susannah Wedgwood (Father: Josiah Wedgwood)[11]

Marriage

m. (29 Jan 1839) Emma Wedgewood (b. c.1809 Maer, Stafford)[12][13][4] Issue:

  • William Erasmus Darwin (b. St Pancras, Middlesex;[14] bap. 23 Jun 1840 Maer, Stafford)[15][16][4]
  • Anne Elizabeth (bap. 04 Jun 1841 Maer, Stafford)[17]
  • Mary Eleanor (bap. 02 Oct 1842 Down, Kent)[18]
  • Henrietta Emma (bap. 11 May 1844 Maer, Stafford)[19]
  • George Howard (b. 22 Oct 1845; bap. 23 Oct 1845 Maer, Stafford - d. 07 Dec 1912 Newnham Grange, Cambridge)[20][21]
m. Maud Haskins du Puy of Philadelphia, PA, USA[22][3]
  • Francis (b. c.1849 Downe, Kent)[23][24]
  • Leonard (bap. 1850 Downe, Kent)[25]
  • Horace (b. c.1851 Dawn, Kent; bap. 28 Sep 1851 Down, Kent)[26][27][28]
  • Elizabeth (b. c.1848 Dawn, Kent)[29]
  • Charles Waring (bap. 1857 Down, Kent)[30]

Education, Occupation and Honors

  • 1834: Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)[31][32]
  • 1837: M.A.[35] Christ's College, University of Cambridge[36]
  • Hon. 1878: L.L.D.[38]
  • Knight of the Prussian Order Pour le Mérite[39]
  • and many more...[40]

Works

  • 1859: On the Origin of Species[41]

Household Employees

YEAR: 1881[42]
NAMEBIRTHMARITAL STATUSOCCUPATION
James Johnson[43]c.1858 Marylebone, MiddlesexSingleFootman
Frederic Hill[44]c.1816 Hedgebottom, Shropshire SingleGroom
Margaret Evans[45]c.1832 Hedgebottom, ShropshireSingleCook
Augusta Dickson[46]c.1837 GermanyMarriedLady's maid
Elizabeth Bradford[47]c.1855 Bullbeck, CambridgeshireSingleMaid
Harriet Irvine[48]c.1858 Offham, KentSingleMaid
Mary Wilkins[49]c.1862 Sundriger, KentSingleKitchen maid
Pauline Badel[50]c.1852 SwitzerlandSingleNurse


Sources

"Anne Elizabeth Darwin, 04 Jun 1841." England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. FamilySearch: citing MAER, STAFFORD, ENGLAND; FHL microfilm 435,802.


Braun, D.M. (2010, February 4). DNA tests reveal origins of Charles Darwin. National Geographic.[51][3]


"England and Wales Census, 1871." FamilySearch: Charles R Darwin in entry for Erasmus A. Darwin, 1871.


"England and Wales Census, 1881." FamilySearch: Charles Robert Darwin, Downe aka Down, Kent, England; from "1881 England, Scotland and Wales census," findmypast.com, n.d.; citing p.1, PRO RG 11/855 / 83, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 1,341,203.


Freeman, R. B. (1982). "The Darwin Family," in Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 17 (pp.9-21). N.p.


"Charles Robt. Darwin, 15 Nov 1809." England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. FamilySearch: FHL microfilm 908,236.


"Charles Waring Darwin, 1857." England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. FamilySearch: citing Down, Kent, England - 2:2SRT671; FHL microfilm 1,469,340.


"Charles Robert Darwin and Emma Wedgwood, 29 Jan 1839." England Marriages, 1538–1973. FamilySearch: citing Maer, Stafford, England; FHL microfilm 421,572,435,802.


"George Howard Darwin, 23 Oct 1845." England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. FamilySearch: citing Maer, Stafford, England; FHL microfilm 435,802.


Hayman, J. (2013). Charles Darwin’s mitochondria. Genetics,194(1), 21–25. doi: 10.1534/genetics.113.151241. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov[2]


"Henrietta Emma Darwin, 11 May 1844." England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. FamilySearch: citing Maer, Stafford, England; FHL microfilm 435,802.


"Horace Darwin, 28 Sep 1851." England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911. FamilySearch: citing Christening, Down, Kent, England, Kent Archives Office, Maidstone; FHL microfilm 1,473,706; "Horace Darwin, 1851." England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. FamilySearch: citing Down, Kent, England - 2:2SRT50D; FHL microfilm 1,469,340.


"Leonard Darwin, 1850." England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. FamilySearch: citing Down, Kent, England - 2:2SRT4PK; FHL microfilm 1,469,340.


Malkin, B. (2010, February 4). Charles Darwin's genetic history unlocked by DNA project. The Telegraph.[52]


"Mary Eleanor Darwin, 02 Oct 1842." England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911. FamilySearch: citing Christening, Down, Kent, England, Kent Archives Office, Maidstone; FHL microfilm 1,473,706.


"William Erasmus Darwin, 23 Jun 1840." England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. FamilySearch: citing Maer, Stafford, England; FHL microfilm 435,802.


Venn, J.A. (1944). Alumni Cantabrigienses: Part II: From 1751 to 1900, (Vol. II: Chalmers – Fytche, pp. 228). Cambridge University Press. archive.org.


Wikipedia: Charles Darwin; Wikipedia: Pour le Mérite#Civil class; Wikipedia: HMS Beagle Wikipedia: Darwin, Northern Territory


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  1. Freeman, 1982
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Mitochondria and mitochondrial disorders are maternally inherited. An examination of Darwin’s family history provides supporting evidence that Charles Darwin had such an inherited mitochondrial disorder.[[1]"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Chris Darwin (DNA TEST TAKER), son of George (known as Erasmus), grandson of William (Billy) and great-grandson of the astronomer George, who was one of Charles Darwin’s 10 children with Emma Wedgwood, migrated to Australia from England in 1986."[2]
  4. 4.0 4.1 Wikipedia: Charles Darwin


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