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Maj.-Gen. Sir Charles Warren               1798-1866
  Charles was born on 27 October 1798, the third son of John Warren and Elizabeth Crooke, in Bangor, Caernarvonshire, Wales. He entered the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, but, being offered by the Duke of York a commission in the infantry, he was gazetted ensign in the 80th foot on 24 November 1814, and joined thee depot at Colchester on 24 January 1815. He commanded a detachment from Ostend in the march of the Duke of Wellington's army in Paris after Waterloo, and entered Paris with the allied army.
  In January 1816 Warren embarked for India, and served at Fort St. George, Madras, until his return to England in the summer of 1819. He was promoted to be lieutenant on 18 November 1818. On 17 August 1820 he exchanged into the 55th foot. In December 1821 he embarked with his regiment for the Cape of Good Hope, was promoted to be captain by purchase on 1 August 1822, commanded a detachment of
two companies on the Kaflir frontier from November 1824 to the end of 1825, and returned to England in 1827. During his service at the Cape he rode from Capetown to Grahamstown, and, among other expeditions into the interior, he journeyed across the Orange and Vaal rivers to Sitlahoo in company with Mr. Glegg of the Madras civil service, who published an account of it at the time. Warren visited the Griqua and Baralong chiefs and Robert Moffat's mission station near Kuraman. Extracts from his journals were printed in the 'Royal Engineers Journal' in June and July 1884. His notes and sketches were made use of by his son, Lieutenant-colonel (Afterwards Sir) Charles Warren of the royal engineers, when reporting on the Bechuana and the Griqua territories fifty years later, in 1876.
  Warren married in 1830, and with his wife, embarked for India. He served at Fort St. George, Madras, until the end of 1831, when he marched to Tunamalli and Bellary in

command of a wing of the regiment. He commanded the 55th (Colonel Mill of that regiment being in command of the column, until a few days before he was killed) in the expedition against the raja of Kurg in April 1834, led an assault and captured the stockade of Kissenhally, and was engaged in the attack on the stockade of Soamwapettah, where he was severely wounded. He was promoted to major on 21 November 1834, sent to Vellore in 1835, to Sikandarabad in 1836, and returned to England with his family in 1838.
  On 26 June 1841 Warren sailed for China in command of a detachment, and arrived at Hong Kong in November. He embarked for the Yang-tse-kiang in June 1842, and when his lieutenant-colonel, (afterwards Sir) James Holmes Schœdde, succeeded to the command of the brigade, he commanded the regiment at the assault and capture, on 21 July, of Ching-kiang-foo (where he was personally engaged with three Tartars, whom he killed, and was himself
severely wounded), and continued to command it until it's return to England. Warren was favourably mentioned in Schœdde's despatch of 21 July 1842 to Dir Hugh Gough. For his services he was promoted to be brevet lieutenant-colonel on 23 December 1842, and the following day was made a companion of the order of the Bath, military division. He also received the war medal. In October 1842 he moved to Chusan, which was held by the British as a material guarantee until the indemnity was paid, and he returned to England in August 1844. Warren was promoted to be regimental lieutenant-colonel to command the 55th regiment on 25 November 1845, and served with it in Ireland during the disturbances in 1846-7. In March 1851 he accompanied it to Gibraltar, where he served until May 1854, when he took it to Turkey and the Crimea. He commanded the regiment, which formed part of the 1st brigade, 2nd division, at the affair of Bouljanak on 19 September, and on the following day at the battle of the

Alma, where he received two contused wounds. He was mentioned in despatches. He was also at the repulse of the sortie from Savastopol on 26 October. He Commanded the 1st brigade, 2nd division, at the battle of Inkerman on 5 November, and maintained the position of the division, which was attacked at the beginning of the day, until the whole of the Russians were driven off the field. He was slightly wounded at first, and later severely do in pursuing the Russians. He was mentioned in Lord Raglan's despatch of 11 November 1854 as wounded 'while leading his men with his usual conspicuous bravery;' and Sir DeLacy Evans, in a letter of 11 February 1855, wrote: 'His conduct under my command has been distinguished on every occasion by efficiency, constant exertion, and marked gallantry.'
  He was sent to Scutari and then on sick leave, until he was sufficiently recovered to return to the Crimea on 12 July 1855; on the 30th he resumed command of the 1st brigade, 2nd division, and served continuously in the trenches until the fall of Savastopol. He was slightly wounded at the attack on the Redan on 8 September. He was mentioned in despatches by General (afterwards Sir) James Simpson. In February 1856 he was given the command of an
independent brigade, composed of the 11th hussars, the siege-train, and four battalions of infantry, which he held until June, and in July he returned to England. For his Crimean services he received the medal with clasps for Alma, Inkerman, and Savastopol, the reward for distinguished military service, the fourth class of the legion of honour, the third class of the Medjidie, and the Turkish and Sardinian medals.     On 8 August 1856 he was appointed to command a brigade at Malta with the temporary rank of major-general. On 26 October 1858 he was promoted to be major-general on the establishment of the army. He remained at Malta for five years, and, in the absence of the governor, acted for some time as governor and commander of the forces. He was made a knight commander of the order of the Bath, military division, on 19 April 1865.
  He died at Monkstown, near Dublin, on 27 October 1866.
  Warren had a natural turn for science and mathematics. His memory was so good that he could retain in his mind all the figures of a long calculation, and could correct and alter those figures at will.

He was also a good draughtsman. He occupied his leisure time during the years of his life in perfecting an instrument which he had invented for the graphic solution of astronomical problems for nautical purposes, and which he had brought to the notice of the admiralty in 1845. The instrument was for the purpose of approximately determining the latitude from two observations taken before 9 a.m. and at noon, and also of finding the latitude by a south altitude, from the time of day, and of finding the amplitude and azimuth. The invention was considered ingenious, and it's principle correct; but its adoption was not recommended for the royal navy, lest its general use might induce neglect of even the slight acquaintenance with nautical astronomy which officers were then required to possess.   Warren married, first, on 17 April 1830, at the British embassy at Paris, Mary Anne, daughter of William and Margaret Hughs of Dublin and Carlow, by whom he had six children, two of whom died young; secondly, on 4 October 1859, Mary, daughter of George Bethell, rector of Worplesden and vice-provost of Eton College. The eldest son John, a captain in the 55th regiment, served with his father in the Crimea, and died of a wound in Scutari hospital after the battle of Inkerman. Another son is Sir Charles Warren, chief commissioner of the metropolitan police 1886-1888.

Mary Anne Hughs                                         -1846               (1st Wife)
Mary Anne was the daughter of William and Margaret Hughs, of Dublin and Carlow, Ireland.
I have not identified all of their six children.
  John Born 23 Jun 1831   Madras, India  
Margaret Born 19 Oct 1832   Madras, India  
Mary Born 23 Jun 1835   Madras India  
Charlotte Born 2 Aug 1837   Madras, India  
Charles Born 7 Feb 1840   Bangor, Caernarvonshire, Wales Married Fanny Margaretta Haydon

Birth of Parents
Sir Charles Warren b: 27 Oct 1798               Bangor, Caernarvonshire, Wales
third son of John Warren and Elizabeth Crooke

Mary Anne Hughs No Date         Ireland
daughter of William and Margaret Hughs, of Dublin and Carlow, Ireland

17 Apr 1830
Sir Charles Warren
Mary Anne Hughs
the British embassy at Paris

John Warren b: 23 Jun 1831  c: 24 Aug 1831             Madras, Madras, India
son of Charles Warren and Mary Anne Hughs
Margaret Warren b: 19 Oct 1832  c: 28 Nov 1832             Bellary, Madras, India
daughter of Charles Warren and Mary Anne Hughs
Mary Warren b: 23 Jun 1835  c: 18 May 1835             Bellary, Madras, India
daughter of Charles Warren and Mary Anne Hughs
Charlotte Warren b: 2 Aug 1837  c: 12 Sep 1837             Secunderabad, Madras, India
daughter of Charles Warren and Mary Anne Hughs
Charles Warren b: 7 Feb 1840               Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales
son of Charles Warren and Mary Anne Hughs

1851 Census HO107-1995 31 March 1851 Wem, Shropshire
High Street Grammar School
William Boulton
Charles Warren
Age 43
Age 11
Master of School B. North
abt 1807
7 Feb 1840

Mary Anne (Hughs) Warren Died 20 Jan 1846

Mary Bethell                                             1811-1860               (2nd Wife)
Mary was born about 1811, the daughter of Rev. George Bethell and Ann Lightfoot, at Eton, Buckinghamshire.
I have not identified any children.
Birth of New Wife
Mary Bethell b: abt 1811  c:11 Apr 1811                                         Eton, Buckinghamshire
daughter of Rev. George Bethell and Ann Lightfoot

4 Oct 1859
Maj.-Gen. Sir Charles Warren
Mary Bethell
Wroot, Lincolnshire       1859 4Q Thorne 9c 819

The Times, Thursday, Oct 6, 1859                         MARRIAGES
  On the 4th inst., at Wroot, in Bawtry, by the Rev. W. Warren, the rector, Major-General Charles Warren, C.B., to Mary, the second daughter of the Rev. George Bethell, late Fellow of Eton College.

Mary (Bethell) Warren Died 22 Dec 1860

Sir Charles Warren Died 27 Oct 1866,   at Monkstown, near Dublin, Ireland

The Times, Friday, Nov 2, 1866                         DEATHS
  On Saturday, the 27th Oct., at Carlisle House, Belgrave Square, Monkstown, Dublin, Major-General Sir Charles Warren, K.C.B., Colonel 96th Regt., aged 67.
DUBLIN   10 Nov 1866                         Probate
WARREN, Sir Charles, K.C.B. - The Will of Sir Charles Warren, late of Monkstown, near Dublin, in Ireland, K.C.B., a Major-General on Her Majesty's Army, deceased, who died 27 October 1866, at Monkstown, aforesaid, was proved at the Principal Registry, by the oath of Charles Warren, of Townsend Redoubt, Brompton Barracks, Chatham, in the County of Kent, a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers, the Son, one of the Executors.
  Effects under £1,500.

SPECIAL THANKS  to Robert Hamilton Vetch, and the Dictionary of National Biography, for many of the details provided above.