The Kensington Family
10 October 1820, in Madras, Madras, India
Asiatic Journal for January-June 1821
Oct. 10. At Madras, the lady
of H.W. Kensington, Esq., of a son.
Henry Warner Kensington, of the
Madras Civil Service.
Francoise Anne (Boyd) Kensington
Evans on 3 July
1841, at Midnapore, Bengal, India.
Asiatic Journal for September-December 1841
3. At Midnapore, Charles Kensington, Esq. lieut. M.N.I., to Charlotte
Massie, daughter of the late Maurice Evans, Esq.,
Army Officer (Indian Army).
Charles was a cadet at the East India Company's
military seminary at Addiscombe from August 1835 until passing for the
infantry on 12 June 1837. He returned to India on the Wellington,
leaving London on 15
August 1837 and arriving in Madras on 14 December. Charles
was posted Ensign in the 14th Madras Native Infantry, but had to do
duty with the 16th Madras N.I. at Palaveram until a vacancy occurred in
his own corps. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 8 October 1839 (East India Register (1845) p65) and, in
1842, saw active service with the 14th Madras N.I. during operations on
the Yangtse Kiang River, for which he was awarded the First China War
medal. From October 1843 the regiment was stationed in French Rocks,
near Mysore (East India Register (1845) p65), then in
Bangalore from April 1846, and Kulladghee from December 1849. On 23
January 1846, Charles was appointed Quartermaster and Interpreter (East India Register (1849) p65)
afterwards served as Adjutant to the left wing of his regiment.
1 August 1851, at Kulladghee,
Bombay, India. Charles drowned after the boat he was in was upset.
4 August 1851, at Kulladghee,
Bombay, India, aged 31
Charles Henry Maurice Kensington
13 February 1847, in Bangalore,
Allen's Indian Mail (1847) p203
KENSINGTON, the lady of C. 14th N.I. s. at Bangalore,
24 May 1847, in Bangalore,
Charles was baptised as Charles Henry Howard Kensington, but all other
references to him have his second middle name as Maurice.
Caroline Maria Stuart on 9
March 1882, in Madras, Madras, India. Charles is recorded as aged 35,
and Caroline as aged 23. Caroline was born on 10 October 1856, and
baptised on 14 December 1856 in Berhampore, Madras, the daughter of
Stuart and Mary.
The Times of India 14 March 1882
March 9th at
Madras Capt Charles HM Kensington RE to Caroline M Stuart eldest
daughter of Col HT Stuart MSC Commandant 40th MNI
After Charles's death, Caroline married again, to Ronald Bartleman
Struthers, in 1892, in Steyning
district, Sussex She is found living back on the Isle of Man in the
Charles and Caroline also had a still-born son on 1 February 1885.
The Times of India 6 February 1885
(transcribed at Families
in British India Society):
Feb 1st at Bangalore the wife of Captain CHM Kensington RE of a son
Army Officer (Royal
Engineers), reaching the rank of Major.
Charles, a Gentleman Cadet from the Royal Military Academy, was
commissioned Lieutenant, in the Corps of Royal Engineers on 10 July
1867 (London Gazette 9 July 1867 p3853). In
1870, Charles was doing duty with the Madras Sappers and Miners in
Bangalore (Army List 1871 p214) and on 24
January 1871, he was made Assitant Engineer, 2nd Grade, in the
Department of Public Works, Madras, and posted to Mysore (Army List 1872 p214). Charles was
Captain on 1 October 1879, and seconded as adjutant of the 1st West
Riding of Yorkshire Engineer Volunteer Corps (London Gazette 17 October 1879 p5978).
Charles was promoted to Major on 31 December 1886 (London Gazette 10 June 1887 p3149).
Charles was elected a
fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society on 16 March 1887. In 1869,
Charles played wicketkeeper for the Royal Engineers, beating the Royal
Artillery by an innings and 31 runs at Chatham Lines (cricketarchive.com)
2 March 1889, in Bangalore,
The Times of India 7 March 1889
March 2nd at
Bangalore Charles Henry Maurice Kensington Major Royal Engineers aged
Htl Officers House, 2, 3, 4 & 6 Grand Parade, Portsmouth,
1887: New Brompton, Chatham, Kent (Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
25 January 1889, in Bangalore,
The Times of India 31 January 1889
Jan 25th at Bangalore the wife of Major CHM Kensington RE of a daughter
Caroline Maria (Stuart)
1901: Maughold, Isle of Man: Charlotte Kensington, age
12, born India
1911: Kensington, London: Charlotte Kensington, age 22
Evelyn Massie Kensington
9 January 1886, in Ramsey, Isle of
Caroline Maria (Stuart)
17 January 1886, in Ramsey, Isle of
Ballure Chapel, Ramsey, Isle of Man
In loving memory of Evelyn Massie, infant
daughter of Capt C.H.M. Kensington Royal Engineer and Caroline M.
Kensington, died Jan 16, 1886, aged 7 days.
Frances Maria Charlotte Kensington
30 April 1842, in Moulmein,
The East India Register (1843) p256
BENGAL. April 30.
At Maulmain, the lady of Lieut. Kensington, 14th M.N.I., of daughter.
22 September 1842, in
Moulmein, Bengal, India
12 November 1843, at the French
Rocks, near Mysore, Madras, India
The East India Register (1844) p168
MADRAS. November 12.
At the French Rocks, Frances Maria Charlotte, daughter of Lieut.
Kensington, 14th N.I. aged 18 months.
Katharine Louisa (Kensington) Osborn
8 December 1844, in French Rocks,
Allen's Indian Mail (1845) p51
KENSINGTON, the lady of Lieut. 14th N.I. at French Rocks,
d. Dec. 8.
Osborn on 27 September
1866, in St Stephens Church, Ootacamund, Madras, India. William is
listed as aged 34, the son of John Osborn. Katharine is listed as aged
21, the daughter of Charles Kensington. William was a captain in the
30th Regiment of the Madras Native Infantry.
The Times of India 10 October 1866
27th at St Stephen's Church Ootacamund, by the Venerable Archdeacon
Dealtry, Captain William Osborn, 30th Regt MNI to Katharine Louisa,
daughter of the late Lieut Charles Kensington, 14th Regt Madras NI
William and Katharine were divorced on 31 July 1878.
Violet Mary Massie Kensington
29 July 1883, in Bangalore,
The Times of India 3 August 1883
July 29th at Bangalore the wife of Capt CHM Kensington Royal Engineers
of a daughter
24 October 1883, in Bangalore,
Henry Maurice Kensington
Caroline Maria (Stuart)
1901: Settle, West Riding of Yorkshire: Violet Marie M. Kensington, age
17, born India, occupation: pupil in school
1911: Lambeth, London: Violet Mary Massie Kensington, age 27
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