Charles Kingsley

Charles Kingsley (1819 - 1875)

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Charles Kingsley
Born in Holne, Devon, Englandmap
Husband of — married in Bath Registration District, Somerset, Englandmap
Died in Eversley, Hampshire, Englandmap
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baptised 19 June 1819 Holne
parents: Charles (Holne curate) and Mary

broad church priest of the Church of England, university professor, social reformer, historian, novelist

1851 census: Eversley, Hampshire, England
Charles Kingsley Head M 31 Holme, Devonshire
Frances E Kingsley Wife F 36 Tapton, Buckinghamshire
Rose G Kingsley Daughter F 6 Eversley, Hampshire
Maurice Kingsley Son M 4 Eversley, Hampshire
John Martineau Pupil M 16 Chiswick St, London
Sarah Payne Servant F 47 Iffracomb, Devonshire
Anne Hewitt Servant F 37 Bradfield, Berkshire
Susan Blackmore Servant F 30 Parracombe, Devonshire
Alice Palmer Servant F 23 Rushoford, Norfolk
Jane Marshall Servant F 16 Ashorfield, Berkshire
Thomas Good Servant M 18 Eversley, Hampshire

1859: chaplain to Queen Victoria

1861 census: Great Barton, Suffolk, England
Chas James Fox Bunbury Head Male 52 ...
Francis Joanna Bunbury Wife Female 46 , London
Maria Napier Visitor Female 43 , Carmarthenshire
Sarah Napier Visitor Female 14 Harracker, India,
Charles Kingsley Visitor Male 42 Hoton, Devonshire
Frances Eliza Kingsley Visitor Female 46 Taplow, Bucks
Rose Georgiana Kingsley Visitor Female 16 Eversley, Hants
Mawrica Kingsley Visitor Male 14 Eversley, Hants

1873: made a canon of Westminster Abbey

associated with Christian socialism


  • Novels
    • Yeast, a novel (1848)
    • Alton Locke, a novel (1849)
    • Hypatia, a novel (1853)
    • Westward Ho!, a novel (1855)
    • Two Years Ago, a novel (1857)
    • The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby (1863)
    • Hereward the Wake: "Last of the English", a novel (London: Macmillan, 1866)
  • Sermons and Lectures
    • Twenty-five Village Sermons (1849)
    • Sermons on National Subjects (1st series, 1852)
    • Sermons on National Subjects (2nd series, 1854)
    • Sermons for the Times (1855)
    • The Good News of God, sermons (1859)
    • Limits of Exact Science applied to History (Inaugural lectures, 1860)
    • Town and Country Sermons (1861)
    • Sermons on the Pentateuch (1863)
    • David and other Sermons (1866)
    • Water of Life and other Sermons (1867)
    • Discipline and other Sermons (1872)
    • Westminster Sermons (1874)
    • Lectures delivered in America (1875)
  • Other works
    • Saint's Tragedy, a drama
    • Cheap Clothes and Nasty (1850)
    • Phaeton, or Loose Thoughts for Loose Thinkers (1852)
    • Glaucus, or the Wonders of the Shore (1855)
    • Alexandria and her Schools (1854)
    • The Heroes, Greek fairy tales (1856)
    • Andromeda and other Poems (1858)
    • Miscellanies (1859)
    • The Roman and the Teuton (1864)
    • The Ancient RĂ©gime (Lectures at the Royal Institution, 1867)
    • The Hermits (1869)
    • Madam How and Lady Why (1869)
    • At Last: a Christmas in the West Indies (1871)
    • Town Geology (1872)
    • Prose Idylls (1873)
    • Plays and Puritans (1873)
    • Health and Education (1874)


  • Baptism: South West Heritage Trust, transcription by Devon Family History Society, viewed via findmypast
  • "England and Wales Census, 1851," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 October 2017), Charles Kingsley, Eversley, Hampshire, England; citing Eversley, Hampshire, England, p. 20, from "1851 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  • "England and Wales Census, 1861," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 December 2017), Charles Kingsley in household of Chas James Fox Bunbury, Great Barton, Suffolk, England; from "1861 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  • England & Wales death registration: Hartley Wintney [district], Volume 2c, Page 139, March quarter 1875, age 55

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