Lots of Lewis Carroll’s household within the 18th and 19th centuries had been clergymen within the Church of England.
Father’s Father’s Father’s Father Christopher Dodgson
Christopher Dodgson (1686?-20 June 1750) was a priest and was Rector of Howden, Yorkshire. On 9 January 1721 he married Elizabeth Coulton; she died on 17 February 1744. Each are buried at Howden. That they had two sons, Charles (see under) and Christopher (b. & d. 1730).
Father’s Father’s Father Charles Dodgson
Charles Dodgson MA (born in Howden, Yorkshire in 1721/1722, baptised on 10 January 1722) was educated at Westminster Faculty and St. John’s School Cambridge.
He grew to become a priest and was appointed to the parish of Bintry, Norfolk in 1846. He moved to the north of England, conserving a college at Stanwix, Cumberland and turning into Rector of Kirby Wiske in 1755. He was tutor to Lord Algernon Percy, the son of the then Duke of Northumberland; in 1762, the Duke gave him the parish of Elsdon, Northumberland. Quickly promoted, he grew to become a bishop in 1765. His first diocese was Ossory and Ferns in Southern Eire and in 1775 he was promoted to the extra necessary see of Elphin, County Roscommon.
In 1768, he married Mary Frances Smyth (1749-1796). Amongst their youngsters had been Capt. Charles Dodgson (1771 – 1803) and 2nd Lieut. Percy Currer Dodgson RN (1782 – 1807). He died on 21 January 1795 in Dublin.
He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1762. (The Duke had been a fellow since 1736.)
Stuart Dodgson Collingwood quotes from letters that Charles Dodgson wrote to the Duke and his household, apparently whereas he was at Elsdon.
- I’m obliged to you for promising to write down to me, however do not give your self the difficulty of writing to this place, for ’tis virtually inconceivable to obtain ’em, with out sending a messenger 16 miles to fetch ’em.
- ‘Tis inconceivable to explain the oddity of my scenario at current, which, nevertheless, is just not void of some nice circumstances.
- A clogmaker combs out my wig upon my curate’s head, by the use of a block, and his spouse powders it with a dredging-box.
- The vestibule of the fort (used as a brief parsonage) is a low steady; above it the kitchen, during which are two little beds becoming a member of to one another. The curate and his spouse lay in a single, and Margery the maid within the different. I lay within the parlour between two beds to maintain me from being frozen to dying, for as we preserve open home the winds enter from each quarter, and are apt to brush into mattress to me.
- Elsdon was as soon as a market city as some say, and a metropolis in response to others; however because the annals of the parish had been misplaced a number of centuries in the past, it’s inconceivable to find out what age it was both the one or the opposite.
- There usually are not the least traces of the previous grandeur to be discovered, whence some antiquaries are apt to consider that it misplaced each its commerce and constitution on the Deluge.
- … There’s a superb understanding between the events [he is speaking of the Churchmen and Presbyterians who lived in the parish], for they not solely intermarry with each other, however steadily do penance collectively in a white sheet, with a white wand, barefoot, and within the coldest season of the yr. I’ve not completed the outline for concern of bringing on a match of the ague. Certainly, the concepts of sensation are adequate to starve a person to dying, with out having recourse to these of reflection.
- If I used to be not assured by the most effective authority on earth that the world is to be destroyed by fireplace, I ought to conclude that the day of destruction is at hand, however introduced on via an agent very reverse to that of warmth.
- I’ve misplaced using every little thing however my purpose, although my head is entrenched in three night-caps, and my throat, which may be very dangerous, is fortified by a pair of stockings twisted within the type of a cravat.
- As washing may be very low cost, I put on two shirts at a time, and, for need of a wardrobe, I hold my nice coat upon my very own again, and usually carry on my boots in imitation of my namesake of Sweden. Certainly, because the snow grew to become two ft deep (as I needed a ‘chaappin of Yale’ from the public-house), I made a suggestion of them to Margery the maid, however her legs are too thick to utilize them, and I’m instructed that the larger a part of my parishioners usually are not much less substantial, and however this they’re outstanding for agility.
Collingwood notes that when Mr. Dodgson was translated to the see of Elphin, “he was warmly congratulated on this modification in his fortunes by George III., who stated that he ought certainly to be grateful to have gotten away from a palace the place the stabling was so dangerous.”
The bishop had 4 youngsters: Charles (see under), Elizabeth Anne (see under), Thomas (1775-1794) and Percy Currer (see under).
Father’s father Charles Dodgson
Charles Dodgson (1769?-1803) was educated at Westminster Faculty and St. John’s School Cambridge. Forsaking the household profession of the Church, he joined the military in 1795; he was commissioned in 1797 and was promoted to captain in December 1798. He married Lucy Hume (born 1775, daughter of James Hume, Chairman of the Board of Customs) on 16th February 1799. He was killed in motion at Philipstown, Kings County, Eire (now Daingean, County Offaly) and was buried there. Lucy died at Wandsworth in September 1818 and is buried at Chichester cathedral. That they had two sons, Charles and Hassard (see under).
Father’s father’s brother Percy Dodgson
Percy Currer Dodgson (1782-1807) joined the Royal Navy and have become a 2nd lieutenant, serving on HMS Diamond. He died off Havre-de-Grace, formally from ‘consequence of a chilly’. Nevertheless, it has been claimed that he was in truth “killed by a person falling on him from the ship’s superstructure”.
Father Charles Dodgson
Charles Dodgson MA (2 November 1800 – 21 June 1868) was born in Hamilton, Lanark, Scotland. He was educated at Westminster Faculty and Christ Church, Oxford, incomes a Double First in Arithmetic and Classics in 1821. He acquired his MA in 1825. In 1827 he grew to become Perpetual Curate of Daresbury, Cheshire and married his first cousin, Frances Jane Lutwidge. In 1843 the Prime Minister, Robert Peel, made him rector of Croft, Yorkshire. In 1852, he additionally grew to become Archdeacon of Richmond and in 1853 a canon of Ripon Cathedral. He died in 1868 and was buried at Croft. In 1897, Lewis Carroll wrote to a pal who had simply misplaced her father “The best blow that has ever fallen on my life was the dying, practically thirty years in the past, of my very own expensive father”.
An in depth pal of Edward Bouverie Pusey, Dodgson translated the works of Tertullian into English for Pusey’s “The Library of the Masters” sequence; it was revealed in 1842.
Dodgson and his spouse had eleven youngsters, 4 boys and 7 women. Lewis Carroll was the third baby and first boy.
Father’s brother Hassard Dodgson
Hassard Hume Dodgson (30 December 1803 – three September 1884) was born at Mayborough, Port Laoise, Eire, two weeks after his father’s dying. He was educated at Westminster Faculty (the place he was a King’s Scholar) and Christ Church, Oxford, incomes a BA (1826) and an MA (1829). He entered Lincoln’s Inn in 1827 and the Interior Temple in 1844. He was a Grasp of Frequent Pleas (1871-9). He married his first cousin, Caroline Hume (1809-1875; her father, James Deacon Hume, was the brother of his mom Lucy) on 27 August 1833. He’s buried in Brompton Cemetery.
That they had ten youngsters, 5 boys and 5 women. The 2 oldest boys (Francis Hume, 1834-1917 and Percy, 1838-1886) each emigrated to Australia.
Mom’s mom Elizabeth née Dodgson
Elizabeth Lutwidge, née Dodgson (1770 – 17 April 1836) was the daughter of Bishop Charles Dodgson (above). She married Main Charles Lutwidge (15 June 1768 – 7 September 1848). That they had eight youngsters, two boys and three women. The primary, Elizabeth (1798-1883), married Thomas Raikes; the second, Rev. Charles Henry Lutwidge (21 March 1800 – 15 January 1843), married Anne Louisa Raikes. Thus Lewis Carroll was linked in two methods with the Raikes household. For the following three (Skeffington, Frances and Lucy) see under. The youngest had been Charlotte (1807-1857), Margaret (1809-1869) and Henrietta (1811-1872).
Mom Frances née Lutwidge
Frances Dodgson née Lutwidge (13 July 1803 – 26 January 1851) married Charles Dodgson (above) in 1827. She died all of a sudden of “Irritation of the Mind” (perhaps meningitis or a stroke) solely two days after Lewis Carroll went as much as Oxford (and the day earlier than his 19th birthday), and he needed to rush residence for the funeral.
Mom’s brother Skeffington Lutwidge
(Robert Wilfred) Skeffington Lutwidge (17 January 1802 – 28 Could 1873) went to St. John’s School Cambridge (BA, 18th Wrangler 1824, MA 1827) and have become a barrister in 1827. He was a Commissioner in Lunacy, 1842-5, ceasing to be one when he grew to become Secretary to the Lunacy Commissioners. He resumed being a Commissioner in 1855 to switch one other commissioner, James Williams Mylne, who had died. In 1856 he was Commissioner of Inquiry into the state of lunatic asylums in Eire. He died after being attacked by a lunatic.
He was liable for inspiring Lewis Carroll’s lengthy curiosity in images.
Mom’s sister Lucy Lutwidge
Lucy Lutwidge (1805-1880) was very near Lewis Carroll and his brothers and sisters. She was a contributor to their childhood journal The Rectory Journal. After the dying of Lewis Carroll’s mom, she spent the remainder of her life caring for his household.