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Charles Ortt Ledward

Male 1811 - 1880  (69 years)



  • Name Charles Ortt Ledward  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 02 Apr 1811  Liverpool Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 3, 5
    • son of Edward Ledward, manufacturer [4]
    Baptism 02 Dec 1811  St Nicholas, Liverpool Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    • 1811: No. 713, born April 2, christened Decr. 2, Charles Ortt, son of Edward Ledward, Rodney St, Hatter, & Margaret, formerly Ortt, his wife. [Parish Register]
    Event 12 Feb 1847  Sisal, Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location ; Shipwreck  [6
    • Sisal, Feb. 19.
      We, the undersigned, captain and officers of the Royal mail Steam-packet Tweed, on behalf of ourselves and the ship's company, and we also, passengers by that vessel, wrecked on the shoal of the Alacranes, the morning of the 12th instant, are desirous of expressing in the strongest terms our heartfelt gratitude to Captain Don Bernardino Camp, and to Don Guillermo Villaverde, chief officer of the Spanish brig Emilio. Under the blessing of Almighty God, they have, by their noble and disinterested conduct, been the means of preserving 79 souls from a most horrible fate, and, in making the attempt, have not hesitated to encounter every risk.
      From the first moment that their aid was sought it was most generously given, and in the execution of their purpose they have displayed the promptest and most skilful judgment.
      We have, each and all of us, individually, endeavoured to our deep feeling of thankful gratitude to our preservers.
      We now publicly join in the attempt with a hope that others, besides ourselves, may pay their tribute of admiration to the successful accomplishment of a most generous and humane action.
      [21 signatories, including George Parsons, the Tweed's captain, and C. O. Ledward, presumed to be one of the passengers].
      [Letter reproduced in The Times, 10 Apr 1847, along with 7 later letters]
    Residence Jul 1852  Highfield, Rock Ferry Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Marriage 17 Jul 1852  St Mary, Harrow Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 4
    Maria Phillips Harris,   b. 25 Feb 1822, Liverpool Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1875, Tenby Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Apr 1861  Merchant  [7
    • Charles Ortt Ledward, merchant, with Gunston, Wilson & Co, of 18 Hackins Hey, Liverpool. [Mawdesley's Directory, 1861]
    Residence Apr 1861  Claughton Rd, Birkenhead Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Occupation Apr 1871  Merchant  [3
    Residence Apr 1871  13 Belvidere Rd, Toxteth Park Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Residence abt 1875 - 1880  The Elms, Twyford Crescent, Acton Find all individuals with events at this location   [8, 9
    • historic building - oldest surviving house in Acton
    Death 11 Jun 1880  The Elms, Twyford Crescent, Acton Find all individuals with events at this location   [5, 10, 11
    • On the 11th June, at The Elms, Acton, W., in the 70th year of his age, Charles Ortt Ledward, formerly of Liverpool. [The Times]
    Burial 15 Jun 1880  St John the Evangelist, Wembley Find all individuals with events at this location   [9
    Probate 07 Jul 1880  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; < 100,000  [11
    • The Will with three Codicils of Charles Ortt Ledward late of The Elms Acton in the County of Middlesex who died 11 June 1880 at The Elms was proved at the Principal Registry by Septimus Ledward of Hill Bark Frankby near Birkenhead in the County of Cheshire Esquire the Brother Richard Melvill Beachcroft of 9 Theobalds-road Bedford-row in the County of Middlesex Gentleman and Charles Arthur Ledward of The Elms Esquire the Son the Executors. 7 July. Personal Estate under 100,000. [NPC]
    Person ID I1826  Tatham | Richmond branch | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2012 

    Family Maria Phillips Harris,   b. 25 Feb 1822, Liverpool Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1875, Tenby Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Marriage 17 Jul 1852  St Mary, Harrow Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 4
    • witnesses: Alfred Ledward, George F Harris
    Notes 
    • resid Apr 1861: children Elizabeth M, 4; Charles A, 3; Edward H, 1; brother-in-law Geo F Harris, classical tutor, MA, + family; + 6 serv.
    • resid Apr 1871: 6 ch, George the youngest; + 8 serv.
    Children 
    +1. George Herbert Ledward,   b. 30 Nov 1866, Charlesville, Princes Park, Liverpool Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. aft 1927, South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F0208  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 02 Apr 1811 - Liverpool Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 02 Dec 1811 - St Nicholas, Liverpool Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEvent - Shipwreck - 12 Feb 1847 - Sisal, Mexico Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jul 1852 - Highfield, Rock Ferry Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 17 Jul 1852 - St Mary, Harrow Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 17 Jul 1852 - St Mary, Harrow Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1861 - Claughton Rd, Birkenhead Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1871 - 13 Belvidere Rd, Toxteth Park Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - abt 1875 - 1880 - The Elms, Twyford Crescent, Acton Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 11 Jun 1880 - The Elms, Twyford Crescent, Acton Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 15 Jun 1880 - St John the Evangelist, Wembley Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - < 100,000 - 07 Jul 1880 - London Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Nicholas, Liverpool, 02 Dec 1811.
      b 02 Apr 1811

    2. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Hendon, 3Q1852.

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.
      age 59

    4. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, St Mary, Harrow, 17 Jul 1852.

    5. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Brentford, 2Q1880.
      age 69

    6. [S05] The Times, letters to the editor, 10 Apr 1847.

    7. [S01] Census, UK, 1861.
      age 50 b Liverpool

    8. [S05] The Times, death notice, 04 Sep 1875.
      wife Maria

    9. [S06] Parish Registers, burials, St John, Wembley, 15 Jun 1880.
      age 69

    10. [S05] The Times, death notice, 14 Jun 1880.

    11. [S14] National Probate Calendar.