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Charles Danby Christopher

Male abt 1870 - 1924  (~ 53 years)



  • Name Charles Danby Christopher  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Birth abt Nov 1870  Watford Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3, 5
    • b 01 Nov 1871 per The Family of Christopher & some others
    Baptism 30 Nov 1870  Watford Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Residence Apr 1871  Estcourt Lodge, Clarendon Rd, Watford Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Residence Apr 1881  16 Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Occupation Apr 1891  Lieutenant, 3rd Battn, Border Regiment  [7
    Residence Apr 1891  Brudenell Hotel, Aldeburgh Find all individuals with events at this location ; Boarder  [7
    Occupation Mar 1901  Captain, ASC  [5
    Residence Mar 1901  Tregarthen's Hotel, Garrison Hill, Hugh Town Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    • with Maud Christopher, married, 28 b Bunessan [Bunistan], Mull
    Marriage abt May 1904  Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Lucy Frances Staines,   b. abt Aug 1875, Bloomsbury Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1963, 91 Landsdowne Rd, Bournemouth Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Apr 1911  Field Officer, His Majesty's Regular Land Forces  [8
    Residence Apr 1911  Rowley Private Hotel, Market Cross Place, Aldeburgh Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    Occupation 1914 -  Lieut-Colonel, Army Service Corps  [9
    • embarked with BEF 14 Aug 1914
    Decoration bef 1919  DSO  [9
    Residence 1924  Army and Navy Club, Pall Mall, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    Death 12 Jun 1924  Grosvenor Hotel, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: morphine poisoning; suicide while of unsound mind.  [10, 11, 12
    • At Westminster yesterday Mr. Ingleby Oddie concluded an inquest on the body of Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Danby Christopher, 53, formerly of the Royal Army Service Corps, who died from morphine poisoning at the Grosvenor Hotel, Victoria, on June 12. The coroner recalled that early in the war Colonel Christopher was wounded and taken prisoner, and had since been more or less a nervous wreck. He recorded a verdict of "Suicide while of unsound mind." [11]
    Probate 28 Aug 1924  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; 796 12s. 1d.  [10
    • Christopher Charles Danby of Army and Navy Club Pall Mall Middlesex died 13 Jun 1924 at the Grosvenor Hotel Middlesex Probate London 28 August to Freville Gurney Christopher solicitor. Effects 796 12s. 1d. [NPC]
    Notes 
    • possible previous marriage to Maud, born Bunessan, Isle of Mull abt 1873; both resid for Apr 1901 census at Tregarthen's Hotel, Garrison Hill, Hugh Town; marriage not found in E&W or Scottish registers.
    Person ID I2745  Tatham | Christopher branch | Descendant
    Last Modified 25 May 2013 

    Father John Thomas Christopher,   b. 22 Jul 1830, Clerkenwell Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Aug 1910, 19 Marloes Rd, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Helen Maria Smith,   b. abt Apr 1833, Wandsworth Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Nov 1888, Plomesgate district Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Marriage abt Feb 1862  Tonbridge Find all individuals with events at this location   [13
    Family ID F0145  Family Group Sheet

    Family Lucy Frances Staines,   b. abt Aug 1875, Bloomsbury Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1963, 91 Landsdowne Rd, Bournemouth Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Marriage abt May 1904  Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Last Modified 03 Jun 2011 
    Family ID F1359  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - abt Nov 1870 - Watford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 30 Nov 1870 - Watford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1871 - Estcourt Lodge, Clarendon Rd, Watford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1881 - 16 Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Boarder - Apr 1891 - Brudenell Hotel, Aldeburgh Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1901 - Tregarthen's Hotel, Garrison Hill, Hugh Town Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - abt May 1904 - Kensington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - abt May 1904 - Kensington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1911 - Rowley Private Hotel, Market Cross Place, Aldeburgh Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1924 - Army and Navy Club, Pall Mall, Westminster Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cause: morphine poisoning; suicide while of unsound mind. - 12 Jun 1924 - Grosvenor Hotel, Westminster Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 796 12s. 1d. - 28 Aug 1924 - London Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Watford, 4Q1870.

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.
      age 5m

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.
      age 10

    4. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Kensington, 2Q1904.

    5. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      age 30 b Watford

    6. [S22] IGI / BVRI, British Vital Records Index.

    7. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
      age 20 b Watford

    8. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      age 40 b Watford

    9. [S29] Medal Index Cards WW1.

    10. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

    11. [S05] The Times, inquests, 09 Jul 1924.

    12. [S02] BMD Index, death reg SGHS, 4Q1924.
      age 53

    13. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Tonbridge, 1Q1862.