Charles Edward Bernard M.D.

???? - 18th Nov 1842

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. Doctor of medicine, baptised in St James, Jamaica, in 1778, son of William Rhodes Bernard and Susanna Bernard, graduated from University of Edinburgh 1801, went to Bristol. Died 18/11/1842. Family memorial in Clifton Church, which describes him as 'of Childernas' [sic].  

  2. Complex family genealogy entwined with Judith Bernard (q.v.) and other members of the Bernard family. According to Plarr's, the (unnamed) father of the medical man Ralph Mo[u]ntague Bernard (1816-1871) was the brother of Samuel Edward Bernard, but in fact it seems the two men were first cousins. Ralph Mountague Bernard and his brother James Fogo Bernard were certainly the sons of Charles Edward Bernard and Barbara Fogo, while Samuel Edward Bernard (1800-1885) was the son of David (d. 1805) and Judith Bernard senior, and brother of Judith junior and William Rhodes Bernard (1794-1868). Dr Charles Edward Bernard was also certainly the father of William Rhodes Bernard (1804-1845) and the Charles Edward Bernard who was a merchant of Bristol, the Charles Edward Bernard junior, who was a partner with his brother Walter Craufuird Bernard.

  3. Will of Doctor Charles Edward Bernard Doctor of Medicine of Clifton proved 31/01/1843. Under the will he left his property, including his real estate in the West Indies, in trust for his eight children, to be divided into 'ninth shares', of which two would go to his son William Rhodes Bernard and one each to his other children.

  4. Charles Edward Bernard's daughter Susanna James Bernard, who married Richard Tawney at Clifton 22/09/1836, was the grandmother of the historian R.H. Tawney.


  1. Monumental Inscriptions in England re Jamaica, http:/ [accessed 12/10/2010].

  2. Plarr's Lives of the Fellows Online, Bernard, Ralph Montague (1816-1871) [accessed 30/04/2011].

  3. PROB 11/1973/78.

  4. Marriage of Susanna James Bernard and Richard Tawney,, All England & Wales Marriages, 1538-1940; Charles Henry Tawney in, Cambridge Alumni 1261-1900; Lawrence Goldman, ‘Tawney, Richard Henry (1880–1962)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [, accessed 7 Jan 2017]

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Charles Edward Bernard
Barbara Fogo
Charles Edward Bernard, Susanna James (1812-1846), Ralph Mountague Bernard, James Fogo Bernard, William Rhodes Bernard, Walter Craufuird Bernard

Associated Claims (3)

£3,535 1s 11d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£31 5s 11d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£2,925 14s 6d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1809 [SY] - 1839 [LA] → Owner
1834 [EA] - → Trustee and Executor

Legacies Summary

Commercial (3)

Railway Investment
Railway Investment
South Wales [1845185]  
Railway Investment
South-Eastern [1846476]  

Relationships (11)

Son → Father
Nephew → Uncle
Nephew → Uncle
Nephew → Aunt
First Cousins
First Cousins
First Cousins
First Cousins
Father → Son
Father → Son
Brother → Sister

Addresses (2)

Cardiff, Glamorgan, South Wales, Wales
14 Manchester Buildings, Parliament Street, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England