Charles Wicksted


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. (See the bibliography for full references to sources)