Philologist and barrister. Emma Darwin's brother. Fellow, Christ's College, Cambridge, 1829–30. Metropolitan police magistrate at Lambeth, 1832–7; registrar of metropolitan carriages, 1838–49. An original member of the Philological Society, 1842. Published A dictionary of English etymology (1859–65). Married Frances Emma Elizabeth Mackintosh in 1832.
Sources: DNB Freeman, R. B. 1978
(See the bibliography for full references to sources)