mar 20 Oct 1779
to Frances Sharp
[bapt 23 June 1758].
He was age 21. She was age 21 and apparently pregnant. They mar at Stamford.
They lived Stamford.
He was a cabinet maker.
His will also shows he had musical books and instruments.
At death of his wife 1798 he is described as "parish clerk", St.George's church, Stamford.
Frances dies, 1798:
She was bur June 1798, St.George's church, Stamford.
Charles' brother's widow Kingborough Fairchild committed suicide 1816. Later Charles too would commit suicide.
Charles is listed as clerk to St.George's church, Stamford, in Pigot's Directory, 1828-29.
He is not listed under "cabinet makers" in Stamford on p.558 of Pigot's Directory, 1828-29. Might have retired.
His will dated 6 Sept 1834. He is "cabinet maker", of Stamford.
At death 1837 he is described as widower, and "upwards of 40 years" clerk of St.George's parish (i.e. since 1797 or earlier).
Charles dies by suicide, 1837:
He committed suicide at his house in Stamford on Mon 6 March 1837.
Newspaper report says it was on Mon 6 Mar 1837. Though inquest says 7 Mar 1837.
See report in Stamford Mercury, Fri 10 March 1837. Describes him as "cabinet maker", age 79. Says his birthday is 13 March.
Coroners' Inquest says he died by suicide. "Lunatic - cut throat". Age given as 79 (born 1758).
Burial entry says at death he was living on "Black Friary St", Stamford. This would be Blackfriars St, right beside St.George's church. See modern street view.
He was buried 13 Mar 1837 at St.George's church, Stamford. Age given as 79 (born 1758).
His will proved 30 May 1838.
Charles and Frances had issue:
Burial of Frances Sharp, June 1798, Stamford.
The will of Charles Fairchild, 1834, leaves his cabinet making tools to his son-in-law John Day (a stonemason).
He leaves his musical books and instruments to his son-in-law James Blake.
The suicide of Charles Fairchild.
From Stamford Mercury, 10 March 1837.
Burial of Charles Fairchild, 13 Mar 1837.
Area around St.George's church, Stamford.
Showing Blackfriars St.
From OS map. Surveyed: 1885. Published: 1886.
Baptism of John Fairchild, 27 July 1781.
Baptism of Elizabeth Fairchild, 1 July 1782.
Baptism of George Fairchild, 16 Apr 1792.
Baptism of Mary Anne Fairchild, 15 Nov 1794.
Baptism of Marian Fairchild, 20 Feb 1796.
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