Charles Kingsley
(1819-1875)

Died aged c. 56

Charles Kingsley (12 June 1819 – 23 January 1875) was a broad church priest of the Church of England, a university professor, social reformer, historian, novelist and poet. He is particularly associated with Christian socialism, the working men's college, and forming labour cooperatives, which failed, but encouraged later working reforms. He was a friend and correspondent of Charles Darwin.

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Charles Kingsley 1819-1875 writer lived here

56 Old Church Street, Chelsea, Kensington and Chelsea, SW3, London, United Kingdom where they lived

In 1864 Livermead House was the home of Charles Kingsley (1819 - 1875) clergyman, naturalist & author of 'The Water Babies'

Torbay Road, Torquay, United Kingdom where they lived (1864)

Charles Kingsley (1819-1875) Writer & Clergyman. Canon of Chester Cathedral 1870-73. Author of The Water Babies. Founder and first President of the Chester Natural Sciences Society which founded the Grosvenor Museum in 1885.

6 Abbey Square, Chester, United Kingdom where they was

Clergyman, naturalist and novelist. Author of "The Water Babies" and "Westward Ho" Charles Kingsley b. June 12th 1819 d. January 23rd 1875 stayed here during 1854. Coombe Court formerly called Marystowe

Coombe Court, Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay, United Kingdom where they stayed (1854)