Charles was my 3 x great grandfather and father of William.
He was born to George and Lucy in Bures, Suffolk in 1822 and baptised on 4th April in St Mary's Church.
By 1841 the family had moved to the Gate House, Great Coggeshall, Essex and the 20 year old Charles was a carpenter. Charles married Hannah Smoothy on 25th December 1846. They had at least 5 children and moved from Coggeshall to Stisted, Essex. Charles died in 1885 and was buried on 6th June in All Saints' churchyard, Stisted, Essex.