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Charles Leslie Punchard (1833 - 1905)

Charles Leslie Punchard
Born in Little Wratting, Suffolk, England, United Kingdommap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, Englandmap [uncertain]
Husband of — married 1882 in Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 71 in Toronto, Ontario, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jan 2010
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Charles, the son of Charles Punchard and Elizabeth Havers, was christened March 17, 1833.[1] He was a farmer before emigrating to Canada with his wife Elizabeth and their children in 1870. Shortly after their arrival in Toronto, Elizabeth and three of the children (Charles William, Arthur Edward and Elizabeth Edith) died.[2]

In 1881 he and his second wife Mary lived with their children in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, where Charles worked as an insurance agent.[3] The family moved to Toronto, where Charles became an organizer for the Liberal Party. He was a well-known chess player and at one time won the chess championship of Canada. He died at his home at 47 Northcote Avenue in Toronto.[4]

Research Notes

There is a typo on the Find A Grave memorial, giving a birth year of 1883, when it should be 1833. An edit has been suggested on the memorial.


  1. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 April 2015), Charles Punchard, 17 Mar 1833; citing England, reference ; FHL microfilm 989,593.
  2. The Globe (1844-1936) [Toronto, Ont] 09 Jan 1905: 5.
  3. "Canada Census, 1881," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 April 2015), Charles Punchard, Victoria Ward, Kingston (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 56; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13235, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,871.
  4. The Globe (1844-1936) [Toronto, Ont] 09 Jan 1905: 5.

See also:

  • "England and Wales Census, 1851," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 April 2015), Charles Punchard, ; 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.
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 01 May 2019), memorial page for Charles Punchard (14 Mar 1883–8 Jan 1905), Find A Grave: Memorial #138866432, citing Prospect Cemetery, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Islington (contributor 47351667) .
  • This person was created on 06 January 2010 through the import of gl120368 gedcom

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To clarify, Charles Punchard did not win a Canadian chess championship. He was a well-respected Toronto chess player who competed in three such championship tournaments in 1884 (=2nd), 1892 (=5th), and 1897 (=9th) <>.
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