Charles Bush HEARN

Male 1818 - 1866  (48 years)


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  • Name Charles Bush HEARN 
    Born 1818  County Armagh, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Nov 1866  Suez Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Charles ,his wife , two stepdaughters,and three daughters from his marriage to Alicia,were returning from India to Ireland , so Charles could recuperate from a severe attack of Indian fever.Although the convalescent was cushioned in feminine solicitude en route, he suffered a relapse while sailing up the Red Sea, and on the twenty-first of November 1866,he died at Suez. He was buried at sea, his service to the British Empire ending in its twenty-fifth year.
    Buried accordance with the Rules of a burial at sea. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I14427  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2019 

    Father Col. Daniel James HEARN, ,43rd Regt. ,of Correa, County Westmeath,Ireland,   b. 1768, Correagh, West Meath, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1837  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth HOLMES, ,daughter of Richard Holmes ,and Anne Arbuthnot,   b. 1791, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1862, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 1815 
    Family ID F6132  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rosa TESSIMA,   b. 1823, Cerigo, Ionian Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1882, Corfu, The Ionian Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1849  Santa Maura, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Charles and Rosa's first child was a son, who died shortly after birth, and neither his name nor birth date was ever given by the Hearn family. But on June 27th, 1850, Lafcadio was born in Santa Maura.
      For the next eighteen months life was pleasantly carefree for the young Hearn family. But in the latter part of 1851,England agreed to withdraw part of her forces of occupation and Charles was assigned to duty in the West Indies. His new post in Grenada provided no accommodations for his wife and child, and with Rosa still estranged from her family he could think of only one solution to the problem.

      Rosa and Lafcadio were taken in by Lafcadio's paternal grand aunt ,Sarah Brenane,a rich widow,of Rathmines(Charles had always been her favourite nephew). Sarah,who had converted to the Catholic faith at the request of her late husnband,Justin Bernane,wished to make Lafcadio heir to the Brenane fortune if she could take charge of his training and educate him in the best Roman Catholic schools.(She would later recant this thought,as she could no longer risk "leaving her estate in the hands of a non-believer")
      Whatever the Hearn family may have thought of this,Rosa immediately gave her consent, and if Charles had any religious scruples they were overcome by more practical considerations.
      Meanwhile ,Rosa's physical and mental health began to falter, and in 1853 Charles was invalided home from Grenada to Dublin to recuperate after contracting Yellow Fever. A fellow officer told him Mrs. George John Crawford( his first love,Alicia"Posy" Goslin) was now a widow, and still living in Dublin.Charles and Alicia had wished to marry seven years earlier, but Alicia's family felt Charles social status was not suitable,they had married her off to George Crawford. Charles took Lafcadio to visit Alicia, but when Sarah Bernane discovered this fact,she flew into a rege ,and as she was responsible for his son the child was never again to be taken near that woman!

      In 1854 ,with Rosa's condition not improving ,and Charles now a being persona non gratis at Rathmines, he was ordered to the Crimean War ,c1854.Rosa was also pregnant,and when James Daniel was born,he was taken into the Hearn family,and spent much of his time away from Dublin ,and Lafcadio only ever saw his younger brother once ,when James was four years of age.
      A year and a half of strenuous service in the poorly conducted Crimean campaign brought Charles's regiment back to Ireland in the spring of 1856. It had fought through the battles of Alma and Inkermann and the long siege of Sevastopol,and was now stationed at the Curragh for a well-deserved rest.

      Shortly after Rosa ,who had agreed to a dissolution of the marriage,departed Ireland , and returned to Malta ,never to see her husband or children again.

      Charles married Alicia Crawford,(mother of two young daughters)on the 18th July ,1857, and was soon transferred to India and took his new family with him .He sent letters back to Lafcadio, but eventually dropped out of Lafcadio's life altogether. His grand aunt also made the edict that Lafcadio would now be known as Patrick.

      Ref:Lafcadio Hearn by Vera McWilliams ,1946
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Patricio Lafcadio Tessima Carlos"Patrick" HEARN, ,known as Yakumo Koizumi after 1895,   b. 27 Jun 1850, Santa Maura, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1904, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     2. James Daniel HEARN,   b. 12 Aug 1853, Cephalonia, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1933, St. Louis, Missouri , USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F6136  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Alicia Arthur"Posy" GOSLIN,   d. 5 Aug 1861, Trimulgherry, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 18 Jul 1857  St Thomas , Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:Image of Marriage record. Some records have transcribed Posy as Alicia's maiden name, but her marriage record to Charles records Arthur Gohselin as her father.
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Sarah Maude HEARN,   b. 31 Mar 1858, Secunderabad, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1938, South Kensington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Minnie Charlotte HEARN,   b. 17 Apr 1859, Secunderabad, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1932, Lewes, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Posey Gertrude HEARN,   b. 6 Apr 1860, Trimulgberry, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1938, Newport, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F6137  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart




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