Charles Freeman Sandham

Male 1782 - 1869  (86 years)


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  • Name Charles Freeman Sandham 
    Born 12 Oct 1782  Washington, SSX Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 15 Oct 1782  Midhurst, SSX Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Reference Number ONS000086 
    _MILT From 1841 to 1861 
    Major - Army Royal Artillery 
    Died 14 Feb 1869  Rowdell, SSX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 20 Feb 1869  Washington, SSX Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I73  Sandham
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2017 

    Father William Sandham,   b. C 1741, Midhurst Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. C 1820  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Mother Catherine Mullins,   b. C 1741, Chichester, SSX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1833  (Age ~ 93 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1772  St Margaret, Westminster, MDX Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID F76  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria Munro,   b. C 1790,   d. C 1840, Thakeham, SSX, ENG Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1812  St Alphage, Greenwich, KEN Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. George Sandham,   b. 18 Apr 1813, Blackheath, KEN, ENG Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1887, Rowdell, nr Pulborough, SSX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Charles Freeman Sandham,   b. 17 Jun 1816, Blackheath, KEN, ENG Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1846, Rowdell House, Thakeham, SSX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     3. James Munro Sandham,   b. 31 Jul 1818, Charlton, KEN, ENG Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1897, Waltham Vicarage, Coldwaltham, SSX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Maria Sandham,   b. 13 Mar 1823, Charlton, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1895, Hastings, SSX, ENG Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. Grace Sandham,   b. C 1825
     6. Catherine Sandham,   b. C 1825, SSX Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F75  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1841 census - 1098/4 @ Rowdell House, Washington, Sussex
      1851 census - 1650/249 @ Rowdell House, Washington, Sussex
      1861 census - 613/83 @ Rowdell House, Washington, Sussex

      Purchased 273 acres - Rowdell Estate in Washington parish in 1825 - L61
      (Dallaways Sussex p132 - AD1830: great slip index - Soc of Gen)

      Funeral Sermons and Biographies 1859-80 - Tracts:in British Library catalogue 4903df34): preached in the parish church of Washington, Sussex on Sunday 21st Feb 1869 by Rev JW Knight MA, vicar: "- the Sunday following the funeral of Major Charles Freeman Sandham of Rowdell in the Parish of Washington, who died 14th Feb 1869 aged 86. He served in the
      campaign of 1799 in Holland, including the actions of the 27th August, the 10th and 19th September and the 2nd October; in the expedition to Copenhagen in 1807 and afterwards in Sweden; in Portugal and Spain under Sir Thomas Moore, in
      1808-9 when he was present at the battle of Corunna; in the expedition to Walcheren in 1809; in the campaign in Holland in 1814; and in Flanders and France in 1815, including the battle of Waterloo-" this was followed by the
      text of a sermon - Hebrews xiii-14 having no biographic references.

      First shot fired by allied artillery at Waterloo was by Sandham's Company

      see extracts from "Waterloo - New Perspectives" by D Hamiton-Williams - Arms & Armour Press 1993 [file WATERLOO.WPS]

      Letter from Chris Sanham indicates
      1832 WSRO ref 19528-19262
      1867 WSRO ref Par 205/25/1 Donor of Washington Schools Site

      1851 census - Deputy For Sussex Major In Army Half Pay Of Briggar Artillery Fund Holder
      ROWDELL HOUSE
      In the 1680s Robert Leeves, the second husband of Elizabeth, widow of Edmund Byne (d. 1646), was living there, (fn. 45) and in 1705 Sir Walter Walker, Bt., a grandson of John Byne (d. 1661) through his daughter Susanna, had it. (fn. 46) In 1710 Sir Walter's sister and coheir Susanna and her husband Hugh Bosvile sold it to James Butler of Warminghurst, and it descended thereafter with Chancton until 1789, when at the partition of the Butler estates it passed to Patty, widow of Richard Clough. She sold it in 1799 to Charles Goring (fn. 47) (d. 1821), whose executors sold it to Sir C. M. Burrell. He sold it in 1825 (fn. 48) to Major C. F. Sandham, a veteran of Waterloo (d. 1869), (fn. 49) from whom it passed successively to Genl. George Sandham (d. 1887) and C. M. Sandham (d. 1892). (fn. 50) In 1928 (fn. 51) it was bought by Sir Eustace Wrixon-Becher, Bt. (d. 1934), (fn. 52) whose widow Constance died in 1957. (fn. 53) Their son, Sir W. F. Wrixon-Becher, Bt., had it in 1977. (fn. 54)

  • Sources 
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    2. [S870] England, Births and Baptisms 1538 - 1975, England, Births and Baptisms 1538 - 1975.

    3. [S869] English Deaths and Burials 1538 - 1991, English Deaths and Burials 1538 - 1991.

    4. [S562] Vicar General License Index, Vicar General License Index.

    5. [S942] Westminster Marriages, Westminster Marriages, (City of Westminster Archives Centre).

    6. [S686] Kent, England, Extracted Parish Records, Kent, England, Extracted Parish Records.