Thurtell and Related Families
Thurtell and Related Families

Notes for Charles THURTELL

According to information in the History of the Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 and information from the Norwich Public Library about the Thurtell family, Charles Thurtell was a lieutenant in the Royal Navy. He married Mrs. Susannah Dundas of Chapel Field at St. Giles Church, Norwich, on April 24, 1825. He died at Calais in October 1856 at the age of 60.

Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 shows that Charles Thurtell, the third son (born perhaps in the 1790's), was lieutenant on HMS Rochford in 1821. He would be the same Charles Thurtell who was a midshipman on H.M.S. Aboukir in 1811 and a lieutenant on the sloop "Chanteleer" in 1824 (ff p.2 in book about John Thurtell the murderer).

He was married for the first time at St. Giles, Norwich, England, on April 21, 1825, to Miss Susan Dunham of Chapel Field, Norwich. He married secondly at Stoke Damerel, Devon (this is near Plymouth where presumably his ship was stationed), to Ann Augusta Morgan, youngest daughter of John Morgan, Royal Navy surgeon.

The 1851 British Census lists Charles Thurtell, age 54, born in Bradwell, Suffolk, whose occupation is Commander R.N. as living at Prospect Cottage, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, along with his wife Ann Augusta Thurtell, who is age 43 and born in Hackney, Middlesex, England. (PRO Reference HO/107/1806, Folio 717, Page 8, FHL Film 0207458).

The Naval Biographical Dictionary of 1849 on page 29 which was found on the internet in December 1999 at shops Charles Thurtell was born February 29, 1796. He entered the Navy March 26, 1807, became a Commander in 1843, and married Ann Augusta Morgan on May 2, 1837.


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