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Charles Seeley

Birthplace Derbyshire Chapel-en-le-Frith EnglandPlace of Death Cheshire Macclesfield Date of Birth: November 19, 1894 Date of Death: December 16, 1976


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Charles William Seeley

Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 19/11/1884 at Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire (1) (4) (6)

Date and Place of Death: 16/12/1976 at Macclesfield, Cheshire (8)

Nationality: British




Charles had two sisters, Edith Harriet, born 27/12/1887 and Gertrude Ann, born 08/12/1890. He also had one brother, Percy George, born 20/03/1886 and a half-brother, Colin Kemp, born 11/08/1894. His mother died in 1890 aged 31 and his father remarried a year later. (1)

In 1891 the family were living at The Police Office, Nelson Place, Hayfield, Derbyshire. (2)

Parents: Father: William Cupit Seeley born 1860 at Wingfield, Derbyshire. (1)(2)

                Mother: Sarah Ann Barton born 1859, died 1890.(1)

Parent’s occupations: Father was a policeman (2)

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K

 Occupation: Industrial chemist, textile, dyeing and printing (4)

Place of residence at Gretna: N/K

Job title at Gretna: Chemist

Marital status: Married

Spouse name (including male name): Mary Hutchinson (1)

Date of marriage: 1917 (7)

Place/Parish of marriage: Hexham, Northumberland (7)

Children:   Edward Hutchinson Seeley born 13/08/1920 (4)

                    Eleanor Ann Mary Seeley born 03/10/1923    (11)             

Travels: Charles and his wife Mary sailed from London on the “Braemar Castle” on 05/06/1958 to visit their daughter Ella in Nyasaland. They returned on the “Durban Castle” disembarking at London on 05/09/1958 . Charles kept a diary titled “Journal of a Trip to Nyasaland” which can be read on Ancestry Member Trees. It records the journeys on board the ships and their time with the family, over the whole three months they were away. (6) (9) (11)

Awards/recognitions: Technological Examinations of the City & Guilds of London Institute, awarded 1st Honours, £2, and silver medal in Calico and Linen Printing, 1908. (12)

Trivia / any other information:  Charles was a member of the Freemasons at the Duke of Lancaster Lodge in Manchester in 1921. (11)



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  9. Ancestry Passenger Lists
  10. Ancestry 1911 census
  11. Ancestry Public Member Trees
  12. British Newspaper Archives, Manchester Courier & Lancashire General Advertiser.

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