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Darwin Correspondence Project

Letter

Charles Wicksted

1796–1870

Landowner and breeder. Son of George Tollet and childhood friend of CD’s. Took the name Wicksted in 1814. High-sheriff of Cheshire, 1822. Inherited Betley Hall, Staffordshire, in 1855; continued living at Shakenhurst, Worcestershire, the home inherited by his wife to which he had moved circa 1844. A noted fox-hunter and breeder of hounds.

Sources

Blagg 1902

Burke’s landed gentry 1875

R. B. Freeman 1978

Post Office directory of Birmingham 1864.