Rev Charles William FONNEREAU LL.D

Born1764 Ipswich, Suffolk
Died1840 Christchurch, Ipswich, Suffolk
FatherRev William FONNEREAU (1732 – 1817)
MotherAnne WILLIAMS (1732 – 1805)

Biography and Notes

of Christchurch Mansion.

Charles was baptised at Thornaugh, Cambridgeshire on 18 06 1764. He was admitted a scholar of Charterhouse on 12 10 1775 and later joined the Royal Navy.

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.

Charles inherited Christchuch, Ipswich, Suffolk in 1817 on the death of his father and the family moved into the mansion.

He was buried at St Margaret's, Ipswich on 17 01 1840.

There is an oil on canvas of Charles in the Ipswich and Colchester Museums.

Life Events

1791Married Harriet Deborah NEALE in Hargrave, Northamptonshire
1800Birth of daughter Harriot Louisa FONNEREAU
1801Birth of son William Charles FONNEREAU
1801Death of son William Charles FONNEREAU
1802Birth of daughter Phoebe Henrietta FONNEREAU
1802Birth of daughter Anne FONNEREAU
1804Death of daughter Phoebe Henrietta FONNEREAU
1805Birth of son William Charles FONNEREAU
1805Death of son William Charles FONNEREAU
1805Death of mother Anne WILLIAMS
1806Birth of son Rev. William Charles FONNEREAU JP DL
1806Birth of son Thomas Charles FONNEREAU
1806Death of son Thomas Charles FONNEREAU
1817Death of father Rev William FONNEREAU
1823Death of daughter Anne FONNEREAU
1835Death of wife Harriet Deborah NEALE

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