Charles Bernard of Carpenters Hall

15th Apr 1814 - 9th May 1885

Claimant or beneficiary


Tentatively identified as Charles Bernard, eldest son of Charles Bernard of Frampton Lodge.

  1. Named as his eldest son in the will of Charles Bernard of Frampton Lodge, Charles junior and his brother Thomas Dehany Bernard were to inherit Charles senior's moity of Eden Estate in Jamaica as tenants-in-common.

  2. Charles Bernard of the 24th Regt of Foot joined the army age 18 years, became an Ensign by purchase, 01/06/1832. He was born 15/04/1814 in Clifton, near Bristol.

  3. In 1841, Charles Bernard, age 28, of Independent Means, born in county, was living with Sarah Bernard, age 28 at Long Croft Cottage, Taynton, Gloucestershire. Mildreda, daughter of Charles and Sarah Bernard of Longcroft Cottage, Tyanton, was baptised at Cheltenham, 22/05/1844. Anna Roberta, daughter of Charles and Sarah Bernard, was baptised 11/07/1851 at Ross on Wye, Hereford. Charles has not been identified in the 1851 census but his wife Sarah, "Wife of Gent Farming 8 acres 4 labourers" was living in Lutgrove, Miserdine, Gloucestershire, with their daughters Mildreda (age 6 born Taynton), Annah (age 5 born Taynton), Mary C (age 3 months, born Miserdine), four female servants and one male servant. In 1861, Charles and his wife Sarah were visitors at Hardwicke Court, Gloucestershire. In 1871, Charles age 55 and his wife age 53, his occupation "Retired from the Army", were living with their daughters Mildreda age 26 and Anna Roberta age 20 at Ballachuilesh Road, Appin, Argyllshire, Scotland, with Sir Sanford Graham, a visitor, and two female servants. In 1881, Charles Bernard, age 66, Annuitant, born Clifton, Somerset [sic] was living at The Lodge, Broad Hinton, with his wife Sarah age 70, daughter Mildreda age 36, born Taynton, Gloucestershire, two grand-daughters (Mary R. Stewart and Winnifred H. Stewart), and four female servants. In 1891, Charles Bernard (the younger), age 37, born Cheltenham, was living at Ryelands, Taynton, with his sister Mildreda Bernard, age 46, born Taynton, three female servants and one male servant.

  4. The will of Charles Bernard, late of the Lodge, Broad Hinton, Wiltshire, who died 09/05/1885 at the Lodge was proved 02/07/1885 by Arthur Montague Bernard of Copdock, Ipswich, Suffolk, the nephew and surviving executor. Personal estate £2,015 12s 2d.


NB LBS has identified 6 separate men named Charles Bernard, and the possibility of confusion remains: (1) 'Charles Bernard senior' of the 1754 listing; (2) 'Charles Bernard junior' of the 1754 listing, whom we have concluded was Charles Bernard (1720-1790), probably the son of (1); (3) Charles Bernard 'of Bristol' (1750-1797), son of (2) and father of (4); (4) Charles Bernard of St James (d. 1820), son of (3); (5) Charles Bernard of Frampton Lodge (d. c. 1826), probably son of David Bernard (d. c. 1804) and nephew of (3) and first cousin of (4); and (6) Charles Bernard of Carpenters Hall, who was alive at the time of compensation and was probably the son of (5).

  1. PROB 11/1720/306.

  2., Regimental records of officers' services 1775-1914 [database online].

  3. 1841 census online;, Gloucestershire, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1913 [database online];, England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 [database online]; 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 censuses online.

  4. National Probate Calendar 1885

Further Information

Mildreda, Annah, Mary Caroline, Anna Roberta, Charles
Wealth at death
£2,015 12S 2D

Associated Claims (1)

£509 14s 0d

Associated Estates (1)

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
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (5)

Grandson → Grandfather
Son → Father

Addresses (4)

Lutgrove, Miserdine, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
Ballachuilesh Road, Appin, Argyllshire, Argyll & Bute, Scotland
Long Croft Cottage, Taynton, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
The Lodge, Broad Hinton, Wiltshire, Wessex, England