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Lieutenant Charles Edmund Phipps

Lieutenant Charles Edmund Phipps

Charles Edmund Phipps was born on 11 June 1844, the son of Hon Sir Charles Beaumont Phipps and his wife Margaret Anne née Bathurst. His paternal grandfather was Henry Phipps, 1st Earl of Mulgrave.

On 2 April 1853 he was appointed a Page of Honour to Queen Victoria. He was later a Gentleman Usher in Ordinary to the Queen.

He is listed in Hart’s Army List (1867) as a Lieutenant in the Scots Fusilier Guards. He later attained the rank of Major.

On 2 June 1868 he married Susan Stewart Geddes, daughter of the Very Reverend John Gamble Geddes. The couple had eight children.

He and his wife appear on the 1871 census living at Reigate in Surrey. Charles gave as his profession ‘Captain 29th Regiment’. At the time of the 1881 census, he was visiting friends at Chailey in Sussex. He now gave ‘Major [on] ½ pay’ as his profession.

Major Charles Edmund Phipps died on 29 November 1906, aged 62.

Photographed by Camille Silvy of London on 18 December 1861.


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