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Lieutenant Charles Wheler Wheler
26 June 1862

Volume 8, page 121, sitting number 10,104.

Identified in the Silvy daybooks as 'C. W. Wheler, Esq,.' this is Charles Wheler Wheler, of Ledstone Hall, near Castleford, Yorkshire, later also of Otterden Place, near Sittingbourne, Kent. He was the only son of the Reverend Charles Wheler. 

He was educated at Eton and at Christ Church, Oxford (BA 1856, MA 1859). On 9 May 1854 he joined the Royal East Kent Regiment of Mounted Rifles as a Cornet. He was promoted Lieutenant in 1857.

He appears on the 1861 census, living with his parents. His father was a 'Clergyman without cure of souls.' The younger Charles gave his profession as 'R.E.K.M. Rifles.' Also present on the night of the census was his sister, Caroline, another Silvy sitter.

On 1 June 1869 at Ospringe in Kent he married Elizabeth Townsend Hall, elder daughter of William Hall of Syndale, Kent. The couple had three sons and a daughter.

Their addresses were Ledstone Hall, Normanton [Yorkshire] and Otterden Place, Faversham [Kent]. 

Charles Wheler Wheler died, aged 64, on 6 August 1899 at Ledston Hall, Normanton in Yorkshire. He left an estate valued at £174,327


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