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Re: Charles Dillon (actor)
« Reply #18 on: Monday 27 March 17 11:30 BST (UK) »
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Re: Charles Dillon (actor)
« Reply #19 on: Monday 27 March 17 12:22 BST (UK) »
A description of the funeral service in The Era, July 2nd 1881, confirms his body was brought from Hawick and that the coffin bore the inscription 'Charles Church Dillon....aged 61 years'. The same article then reports an interesting letter he had previously sent to daughter, Clara.

So, he was Church rather than J_____, to his middle name it seems. But, was the 1874 marriage him or, given the age on the 1881 census of the Charles with Bella, his 'son', if indeed either?

humanracer, depending on how keen you are, an emailed PDF copy of the marriage entry would be available to purchase from GRO currently, for £8.
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Re: Charles Dillon (actor)
« Reply #20 on: Monday 27 March 17 12:36 BST (UK) »
I think the age "41" in the 1881 census is a mistranscribed "61".  Birthplace is Diss which does suggest Charles the elder.

Re the 1874 Cardiff marriage, Charles Dillon and Bella Mortimer played the Theatre Royal in Cardiff on 1 June 1874, and Charles Dillon gave at least two further performances there in the following two weeks.
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Re: Charles Dillon (actor)
« Reply #21 on: Monday 27 March 17 13:10 BST (UK) »
I think the age "41" in the 1881 census is a mistranscribed "61".  Birthplace is Diss which does suggest Charles the elder.

Re the 1874 Cardiff marriage, Charles Dillon and Bella Mortimer played the Theatre Royal in Cardiff on 1 June 1874, and Charles Dillon gave at least two further performances there in the following two weeks.

Was about to come on to say he was in theatre at Cardiff in timescale too, so well posted.

I did wonder about the age being mis-transcribed in the 1881, but thought original did look to be 41. Must have another look. But yes, I too thought the birthplace seemed more likely to be his (snr).

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Re: Charles Dillon (actor)
« Reply #22 on: Monday 27 March 17 13:38 BST (UK) »
Clarisa Ann BENNETT 29 Spinster actress  of 3 Shepherd's Walk , father Henry BENNETT actor

Charles James CHURCH 35 Widower actor of same , father Arthur Church actor 27 Jan 1854 St Leonard , Shoreditch                                               (  corrected father

Witnesses : Benjamin ( Charles  ?) CONQUEST; Emily ( WALTON  ? )

Clara Conquest & Charles Dillon ???

Edit : address is Shepherdess Walk
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Re: Charles Dillon (actor)
« Reply #23 on: Monday 27 March 17 13:44 BST (UK) »
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I did wonder about the age being mis-transcribed in the 1881, but thought original did look to be 41

We don't have the original census returns for 1881 - only the enumerators books which are of course transcriptions.
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Re: Charles Dillon (actor)
« Reply #24 on: Monday 27 March 17 13:50 BST (UK) »
Clarisa Ann BENNETT 29 Spinster actress  of 3 Shepherd's Walk , father Henry BENNETT actor

Charles James CHURCH 35 Widower actor of same , father Henry BENNETT actor

27 Jan 1854 St Leonard , Shoreditch

Witnesses : Benjamin ( Charles  ?) CONQUEST; Emily ( WALTON  ? )

Clara Conquest & Charles Dillon ???

There is a family tree on An****** that may start to explain the Bennett / Conquest connection.
Cross Steeple Claydon Bucks,  Jennings Steeple Claydon Bucks,  Steel Byfield Northants,  Rogers Northants,  Wheeler Oxon,  Roberts Oxon,  Bonham Oxon/ Middleton Cheney Northants,  Maycock Northants,  Abbott Northants , Newman Northants, Buckingham Bucks, Hart Warks, Newth Gloucs.

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Re: Charles Dillon (actor)
« Reply #25 on: Monday 27 March 17 13:55 BST (UK) »
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Clarisa Ann BENNETT 29 Spinster actress  of 3 Shepherd's Walk , father Henry BENNETT actor

Charles James CHURCH 35 Widower actor of same , father Henry BENNETT actor

27 Jan 1854 St Leonard , Shoreditch

Witnesses : Benjamin ( Charles  ?) CONQUEST; Emily ( WALTON  ? )

Clara Conquest & Charles Dillon ???

Crikey - the plot thickens. The first witness is Benjamin Oliver Conquest (born Benjamin Oliver) who we thought to be Clara's father.
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Re: Charles Dillon (actor)
« Reply #26 on: Monday 27 March 17 14:03 BST (UK) »
Clarissa  Ann BENNETT baptized 1 Sep 1830 Southwark Christchurch , mother Clarissa Ann BENNETT * father Henry ROXBY , Gentleman
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