Unknown - portrait of Rev Charles Kingsley

This miniature portrait is unsigned. The sitter is identified by notes inside the group frame as Rev Charles Kingsley.

"Rev C Kingsley of Bottomsby (?) and Chelsea. Brother of Lucretia A Wills and father of Rev C Kingsley, of George and Henry and George Kingsley."

"Rev Charles Kingsley of Chelsea, father of Canon Charles Kingsley, rector of Eversley and brother of Lucretia A Wills (nee Kinglsey) - uncle of Robert, Godfrey, Lucretia and Charlotte Wills. Lucretia E Wills married William Burleigh of St Catherines Carrickfergus."

The Rev Charles Kingsley (1781-1860) married Mary Lucas (1782-1873) in 1808 at Christchurch Parish in Barbados. They had five sons and a daughter. The author Charles Kingsley (1819-1875) was the eldest of their sons. For more about him see Charles Kingsley 18e

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