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Francis Rhodes (1825–1850)
Francis Darwin (1850–1920)


Born Francis Rhodes; married Charlotte Maria Cooper Darwin in 1849. Assumed the name Darwin instead of Rhodes in 1850 after inheriting the estate of his brother-in-law, Robert Alvey Darwin. Resided at Creskeld Hall, Yorkshire, and Elston Hall, Nottinghamshire. JP for Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire, a role in which he was very active.


Alum. Cantab.


Alum. Cantab.: Alumni Cantabrigienses. A biographical list of all known students, graduates and holders of office at the University of Cambridge, from the earliest times to 1900. Compiled by John Venn and J. A. Venn. 10 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1922–54.