Charles SUMMERSAge: 7817381817

Name
Charles SUMMERS
Given names
Charles
Surname
SUMMERS
Birth May 1738
Note: Cam is the likely location of Charles' birth but it is not certain. There were 2 baptisms in the Du…
Birth of a sisterHannah SUMMERS
April 1745 (Age 6)
Birth of a sisterOlive SUMMERS
August 1746 (Age 8)
Death of a fatherJohn? SUMMERS
February 1749 (Age 10)
Note: John Summers Burial 15 Feb 1749
Birth of a sisterAnn SUMMERS
October 1749 (Age 11)
Death of a motherOlive TURNER?
May 1751 (Age 13)
Note: Buried May 26, 1751 according to Cam Parish Records.
Religious marriageMartha VIZARDView family
January 2, 1760 (Age 21)
Note: Register of Dursley Parish:
Birth of a daughter
#1
Olive SUMMERS
June 1760 (Age 22)
Birth of a son
#2
Charles “Charly” SUMMERS
October 17, 1763 (Age 25)
Birth of a son
#3
John SUMMERS
March 4, 1767 (Age 28)
Death of a sonJohn SUMMERS
March 4, 1767 (Age 28)
Birth of a son
#4
Thomas SUMMERS
February 13, 1770 (Age 31)
Birth of a daughter
#5
Elizabeth SUMMERS
May 17, 1772 (Age 34)
Death of a sonWilliam SUMMERS
February 28, 1774 (Age 35)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Mary SUMMERS
September 5, 1775 (Age 37)
Birth of a son
#7
Edward SUMMERS
October 28, 1777 (Age 39)
Birth of a son
#8
William SUMMERS
February 19, 1779 (Age 40)
Note: A second son was named William folowing the death of his older brother William. Unfortunately, the second son also died in infancy.
Death of a sonWilliam SUMMERS
February 24, 1779 (Age 40)
Birth of a daughter
#9
Ann SUMMERS
August 6, 1780 (Age 42)
Marriage of a childThomas PHILPOTOlive SUMMERSView family
August 1, 1785 (Age 47)
Birth of a son
#10
Frederick SUMMERS
November 1786 (Age 48)
Note: Nov 5 1787 is the likely date of Frederick Summers baptism, but there are other possibilities. The …
Frederick Summers - 35th Foot Soldiers List

Note: WO 25/372 from the British Archives has information on Frederic Summers including his age, place of birth, date of separation from the Army. It also states he was a Volunteer from the South Gloucestershire on 19 Apr 1805.


Birth of a daughter
#11
Martha SUMMERS
November 5, 1787 (Age 49)
Baptism of a sonFrederick SUMMERS
November 5, 1787 (Age 49)
Marriage of a childCharles “Charly” SUMMERSHester SMITHView family
October 18, 1791 (Age 53)
Marriage of a childFrederick SUMMERSAnn PORTERView family
August 28, 1805 (Age 67)
Note: DORSET MARRIAGES VOL 2, transcribed by Clifford Tatler, SOG.
Death of a wifeMartha VIZARD
June 10, 1810 (Age 72)
Note: From Dursley Parish Register:
Death January 12, 1817 (Age 78)
Note: From the parish register:
Family with parents - View family
father
mother
 
Marriage: May 14, 1730Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
-2 months
elder brother
8 years
7 years
younger sister
17 months
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
Family with Martha VIZARD - View family
wife
 
Marriage: January 2, 1760Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
6 months
daughter
27 years
son
-23 years
son
3 years
son
John SUMMERS
Birth: March 4, 1767Dursley, Gloucestershire
Death: March 4, 1767Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
3 years
son
2 years
daughter
son
daughter
2 years
son
16 months
son
William SUMMERS
Birth: February 19, 1779Dursley, Gloucestershire
Death: February 24, 1779Dursley, Gloucestershire
18 months
daughter
7 years
daughter

Birth

Cam is the likely location of Charles' birth but it is not certain. There were 2 baptisms in the Dursley area circa 1740 for a Charles Summers. This is the most likely:

Register Type: Bishop's Transcripts for Charles Summers Baptism Date: 8 May 1738 Parish: Frocester, Gloucestershire, England Father: John Summers Mother: Olive Summers

Frocester is 4-5 miles from Dursley and Cam.

Extract from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England, 1831. Transcribed by Mel Lockie, © Copyright 2010

CAM, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of BERKELEY, county of GLOUCESTER, half of a mile (N. by E.) from Dursley, containing 1885 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester, rated in the king's hooks at £6. 13. 4., endowed with £800 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Bishop of Gloucester. The church is dedicated to St. George. Several of the inhabitants are employed in the manufacture of woollen cloth; and the place is also, noted for the superiority of its cheese. A great part of the parish lies very low, and frequently sustains considerable injury by the inundations of the Severn. In 1730, Mrs. Frances Hopton bequeathed an estate for the erection of a school, and the education and clothing of ten boys and ten girls: the income is £163 per annum. In the reign of Edward the Elder, a battle was fought here between the Danes and the Saxons.

Marriage

Register of Dursley Parish:

Charles Summers of the parish of Cam in the county of Gloucester, batchelor and Martha Vizard of this parish, spinster, married in this church by License this second day of January in the year 1760 by C Wallington.

Death

From the parish register:

p 20 #153: Charles Summers, Dursley, 12 Jan 1817, age 78.

Note

As of 2009, Charles and Martha are the presumed parents of Frederick Summers of Dursely, based upon baptism records of Dursley. They were the only Summers family that had a son named Frederick in the 1780s. There was a George Frederick Summers born to different parents, but apprenticeship and other records from the 1800s show he was not Frederick Summers, the soldier from the 35th Foot.

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