Charles served in H M Navy during the 1st American War and was a Lieutenant on the 'Conqueror' under Admiral Rodney during the action which took place on 12th April 1782.
He retired, took Holy Orders and became Curate of Hargrave, Northamptonshire in 1795; was instituted as Rector of that parish in 1797; appointed Permanent Curate of St Peter's, Ipswich, 1797; Vicar of Tuddenham, Suffolk, 1796 and then became incumbent at St Margaret's, Ipswich in 1805 where he remained until his death.
There is an oil on canvas of Charles in the Ipswich and Colchester Museums.
|1791||Married Harriet Deborah NEALE in Hargrave, Northamptonshire|
|1803||Birth of daughter Harriette Louisa FONNEREAU|
|1805||Death of mother Anne WILLIAMS|
|1806||Birth of son Rev. William Charles FONNEREAU JP DL|
|1806||Birth of son Thomas Charles FONNEREAU|
|1806||Death of son Thomas Charles FONNEREAU|
|1817||Death of father Rev William FONNEREAU|
|1835||Death of wife Harriet Deborah NEALE|