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Alfred Millard William Christopher

Male 1820 - 1913  (92 years)


  • Name Alfred Millard William Christopher  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 20 Aug 1820  Coram St, Bloomsbury Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    • b Enfield per 1891 & 1901 census
    Baptism 19 Nov 1828  St George the Martyr, Queen Square, Holborn Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Alfred Millard William Christopher
    Alfred Millard William Christopher
    Baptism register
    Education 1834 - 1839  Hall Place, Bexley Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    • educ at East India College, Hertford Heath (Old Haileybury College) per Cambridge University Alumni; no evidence cited; doubted by Reynolds.
    Education 1839 - 1841  St John's College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    Education 1841 - 1843  Jesus College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 5, 9
    • migrated in his 2nd year from St John's, which he found over-competitive. [8]
    Residence Jun 1841  Paragon, Ramsgate Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    Degree/Qualif. 1843  Cambridge University Find all individuals with events at this location ; BA  [5
    Occupation 1844 - 1849  La Martinière College, Calcutta Find all individuals with events at this location ; Principal  [5, 11, 12
    Marriage 15 Jun 1844  Brentford Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 13
    Maria Frances Christopher,   b. 26 Jun 1816, Finchley Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1903, St Aldate's Rectory, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Degree/Qualif. 1849  Cambridge University Find all individuals with events at this location ; MA  [1, 5
    Occupation 1849 - 1855  St John the Divine, Richmond-upon-Thames Find all individuals with events at this location ; Curate  [2, 5
    • Late Principal of La Martinière Coll., Calcutta, now of St. John's, Kew Rd, Richmond [George Christopher, 1853]
    Ordination 1850  Winchester Find all individuals with events at this location ; Priest, Church of England  [5
    Residence Mar 1851  6 Park St, Richmond-upon-Thames Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Occupation abt 1855 - 1859  Secretary, Church Missionary Society  [5
    Occupation abt 1859 - 1905  St Aldate, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location ; Rector  [1, 3, 14, 15, 16
    Residence Apr 1861  Sea Mount, Castletown Find all individuals with events at this location   [14
    • with cousin Thomas B
    Residence Apr 1871  Richmond Lodge, Park Town, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Post/Rank/Title aft Apr 1872  Trinity College, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location ; Fellow  [1, 5
    • status not certain
    Residence Apr 1881  Deanery, Minster Yard, Ripon Find all individuals with events at this location   [15
    • visiting Dean Freemantle
    Post/Rank/Title 1886  Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location ; Honorary Canon of Christ Church Cathedral  [1, 5, 16
    Residence Apr 1891  40 Pembroke St, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location   [16
    • wife away visiting her sister Caroline in Richmond
    Occupation Mar 1901  Clergyman (Church of England)  [4
    Residence Mar 1901  40 Pembroke St, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Residence 1908  4 Norham Rd, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location   [17
    Occupation Apr 1911  Retired Church of England Clergyman  [6
    Residence Apr 1911  4 Norham Rd, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    • with grand-daughter Edith + sick nurse + general servant
    Death 10 Mar 1913  4 Norham Rd, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 5, 18, 19
    Burial 14 Mar 1913  St Aldate, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location   [19
    • funeral service
    Association Family: Thomas Millard/Caroline Christopher (F0147) (Relationship: Adopted) 
    Notes 
    • Subject of full length biography: Rev J S Reynolds, Canon Christopher of St. Aldate's, Oxford. Abingdon: The Abbey Press, 1967. [also author of the biography in DNB]
    • Alfred Millard William Christopher: Adm. sizar at St John's, May 13, 1839. 6th s. of George, Esq., of Chiswick, Middlesex. B. Aug. 20, 1820, in London. School, East India College, Hertford (Rev. C. W. Le Bas). Matric. Michs. 1839. Migrated (age 20) to Jesus, Oct. 16, 1840; B.A. (19th Wrangler) 1843; M.A. 1849; incorp. at Oxford, 1860. Cricket "blue," 1843. Principal of La Martinière, Calcutta, 1844-9. Apparently [sic] admitted a member of Trinity College, Oxford, Apr. 16, 1872, age 51. Ord. deacon, 1849; priest (Winchester) 1850; C. of St John's, Richmond, Surrey, 1849-55. Secretary, C.M.S., 1855-9. R. of St Aldate's, Oxford, 1859-1905. Hon. Canon of Christ Church, Oxford, 1886-1913. Of Downend, Gloucs. Married Maria (his cousin), dau. of James [recte Thomas] Seton, and sister of Sir Henry Wilmot Seton, June 15, 1844. Edited Memoir of the Rev. J. J. Weitbrecht, C.M.S. Missionary to Bengal. Died Mar. 10, 1913, aged 92, at Oxford. [His grandfather, William Christopher, was a friend of Captain Cook, the famous navigator, and accompanied him on his last voyage.] [last statement seriously questioned] (Burke, L.G., 1925; Al. Oxon.; The Eagle.) [Cambridge University Alumni]
    • Brought up, and virtually adopted, by his aunt & godmother Caroline and her husband Thomas Millard . [Reynolds et al]
    • Alfred Millard William Christopher, 6th son: Hon. Canon of Christchurch, 1886, and Rector if St. Aldate's ,Oxford, from 1859-1905, Vice President C.M.S.; M.A., Jesus Coll., Cambridge, 19th Wrangler, and of Trin. Coll., Oxford; d. 10 March, 1913, aged 92. [Curtis]
    • Christopher, Alfred Millard William. 4, Norham-road, Oxford. -- Jes. Coll. Cam. B.A. (19th Wrang.) 1843, M.A. 1849. Incorp. M.A. at Trin. Coll. Ox. * 1872. D. 1849, P. 1850 Win. Hon. Can. of Ch. Ch. Ox. 1886. F. Prin. of La Martinière, Calc. 1844-49; C. of St. John, Richmond, Surrey, 1849-55; Assoc. Sec. C.M.S. 1855-59; R. of St. Aldate w. St. Matt., Oxford, 1859-1905. Editor, Memoir of J. J. Weitbrecht, C.M.S. Missionary in Bengal 1854. [Crockford, 1908]
    Person ID I1096  Tatham | Christopher branch | Descendant
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2014 

    Father George Christopher,   b. 06 Oct 1779, Ratcliff Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Apr 1861, The Mall, Chiswick Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Isabella Frances Ashington,   b. 1781, London? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1836, Chiswick Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Marriage 13 Dec 1800  St Dunstan & All Saints, Stepney Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 20
    • Isabella still a minor - married with consent of her father Thomas Ashington
    Photos
    Morton House, Chiswick Mall
    Morton House, Chiswick Mall
    Home of George and Isabella Christopher
    Family ID F0334  Family Group Sheet

    Family Maria Frances Christopher,   b. 26 Jun 1816, Finchley Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1903, St Aldate's Rectory, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Marriage 15 Jun 1844  Brentford Find all individuals with events at this location ; Type: 1st cousins  [1, 13
    Children 
    +1. Henry Seton Christopher,   b. 15 Jan 1850, Richmond-upon-Thames Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1911, Isle of Man Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     2. Caroline Eliza Christopher,   b. 18 Oct 1851, St John's Parsonage, Richmond-upon-Thames Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1856, Ryde Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     3. Alfred Wilmot Christopher,   b. 22 Nov 1853, Richmond-upon-Thames Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1854, Richmond-upon-Thames Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Alfred Charles Christopher,   b. 20 Mar 1856, Richmond-upon-Thames Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1934, 40 Carlyle Square, Chelsea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F0336  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 20 Aug 1820 - Coram St, Bloomsbury Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 19 Nov 1828 - St George the Martyr, Queen Square, Holborn Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1834 - 1839 - Hall Place, Bexley Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1839 - 1841 - St John's College, Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1841 - 1843 - Jesus College, Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jun 1841 - Paragon, Ramsgate Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - BA - 1843 - Cambridge University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Principal - 1844 - 1849 - La Martinière College, Calcutta Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 15 Jun 1844 - Brentford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - Type: 1st cousins - 15 Jun 1844 - Brentford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - MA - 1849 - Cambridge University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Curate - 1849 - 1855 - St John the Divine, Richmond-upon-Thames Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOrdination - Priest, Church of England - 1850 - Winchester Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1851 - 6 Park St, Richmond-upon-Thames Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Rector - abt 1859 - 1905 - St Aldate, Oxford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1861 - Sea Mount, Castletown Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1871 - Richmond Lodge, Park Town, Oxford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPost/Rank/Title - Fellow - aft Apr 1872 - Trinity College, Oxford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1881 - Deanery, Minster Yard, Ripon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPost/Rank/Title - Honorary Canon of Christ Church Cathedral - 1886 - Oxford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1891 - 40 Pembroke St, Oxford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1901 - 40 Pembroke St, Oxford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1908 - 4 Norham Rd, Oxford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1911 - 4 Norham Rd, Oxford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 10 Mar 1913 - 4 Norham Rd, Oxford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 14 Mar 1913 - St Aldate, Oxford Link to Google Earth
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    Alfred Millard William Christopher (1820-1913)
    Alfred Millard William Christopher (1820-1913)
    from biography by J S Reynolds
    Alfred Millard William Christopher (1820-1913)
    Alfred Millard William Christopher (1820-1913)
    At Oxford, in old age

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    Alfred Millard William Christopher (1820-1913)
    Alfred Millard William Christopher (1820-1913)
    Obituary in The Times
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  • Sources 
    1. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1851.
      age 30 b London

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.
      age 50 b London

    4. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      age 80 b Enfield

    5. [S15] Cambridge University Alumni.

    6. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      age 90 b Coram St, London

    7. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St George the Martyr, Queen Square, 19 Nov 1828.
      b 20 Aug 1820

    8. [S07] Other Sources, Canon Christopher of St. Aldate's.
      J S Reynolds. Abbey Press, Abingdon, 1967

    9. [S05] The Times, obituary, 12 Mar 1913.

    10. [S01] Census, UK, 1841.
      age abt 20

    11. [S16] Crockford's Clerical Directory.

    12. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, George Christopher, 31 Dec 1853.

    13. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Brentford, 2Q1844.

    14. [S01] Census, UK, 1861.
      age 40 b England

    15. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.
      age 60 b London

    16. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
      age 70 b Enfield

    17. [S16] Crockford's Clerical Directory, 1908.

    18. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Headington, 1Q1913.
      age 92

    19. [S05] The Times, death notice, 13 Mar 1913.

    20. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, St Dunstan, Stepney, 13 Dec 1800.