First name(s)
Charles
Surname
Awdry
Position(s) held at King's College London
  • Treasurer, King's College Hospital Ref: *1
  • Member of the College Council, 1890-[1895] Ref: *3

Education & professional details

School, college and/or university attended

Winchester School
New College, Oxford

 

Position(s) held (non King's College London)
  • Partner, W. H. Smith & Sons (1870-1911) Ref: *1 *4
Professional activities
  • Trustee, Newsvendors' Benevolent Institution Ref : *1
  • High Sheriff of the County of Wiltshire Ref: *1
  • Justice of the Peace, Wiltshire Ref: *1
  • Deputy Lieutenant, Wiltshire Ref: *1

Personal details

Date of birth
1846 or 1847
Place of birth
Laycock, Wiltshire
Date of death
28 Mar 1912
Place of death
Devizes, Wiltshire
Obituary

"Portraits and Personal Notes: The Late Mr. Charles Awdry", Illustrated London News Vol. 140. Saturday, April 06, 1912, p. 504

Family details

Father was Sir John Hilliar Wither Awdry, Chief Justice of Bombay, mother Frances Ellen Carr. Married Margaret Helen Moberly, daughter of the late Bishop of Salisbury, in 1876. Ref: *1 Children: Charles Selwyn Major (1877–1918), Margaret Frances Awdry(1878–1956), Ambrose John Awdry, (1879– ), Alethea Mary Awdry(1886–1962), Helen Elizabeth Awdry (1889–1982). Ref: *2

 

Notes

At W. H. Smiths, "The great extension of the business of late years was to a large extent due to his administration, and he was personally very popular and much respected by the staff.” Ref: *1

* References

1."Portraits and Personal Notes: The Late Mr. Charles Awdry", Illustrated London News Vol. 140. Saturday, April 06, 1912, p. 504

2.Ancestry.co.uk Family Trees

3.KA/IC/A111, King’s College London Archives

4.KH/PH2/19 (2), King’s College London Archives

 

Other Sources:

1851 England Census

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations

England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915

Photograph: KH/PH2/19, King’s College London Archives

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