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Charles Henry Darling was born 19 February 1809 in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada to Henry Charles Darling (1780-1845) and Isabella Hay Cameron (c1790-) and died 25 January 1870 in Lansdown Crescent, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom of unspecified causes. He married Anne Wilhelmina Dalzell (1813-1837) 2 May 1835 in Saint George, Barbados. He married Mary Ann Nurse (-1848) 14 December 1837 in Christ Church, Barbados. He married Elizabeth Isabella Caroline Salter (c1820-1900) 10 December 1851 in Ilfracombe, Devon, England, United Kingdom. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.


Sir Charles Henry Darling KCB (born 19 February 1809 – died 25 January 1870) was a British colonial governor.

He was born at Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, the son of Major-General Henry Darling and nephew of General Sir Ralph Darling.

He was educated at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst and served in the military in Barbados, the Windward Islands, and Jamaica with the 57th Foot. He started his colonial service while in Jamaica and became Lieutenant-Governor of St. Lucia in 1847. He became Lieutenant-Governor of the Cape Colony in South Africa in 1851. He became Governor of Newfoundland in 1855.

Darling supported the British suggestions granting the French more fishing rights in waters of Newfoundland between Cape St. John and Cape Ray to the total disagreement of the Newfoundland government which ultimately lead to the end of his term in office.

Darling became governor and captain-chief of Jamaica in 1857 then governor of Victoria, Australia from 1863 to 1866.

Married firstly on 2 May 1835 to Anne Wilhelmina Dalzell (born 18 July 1813 - died 16 October 1837). They had a son, died in infancy. He married, secondly, at Christ Church, Barbados, on 14 December 1839 to Mary Ann Nurse (who died of yellow fever in St Lucia on 6 November 1848). Married, thirdly, at Ilfracombe, North Devon on 10 December 1851 to Elizabeth Isabella Caroline Salter (born circa 1820 - died 10 December 1900).

Charles Henry Darling died at Lansdown Crescent, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, aged 60.



Children


Offspring of Charles Henry Darling and Anne Wilhelmina Dalzell (1813-1837)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Charles Henry Hay Darling (bef1836-1837)

Offspring of Charles Henry Darling and Elizabeth Isabella Caroline Salter (c1820-1900)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William James Darling (1856-)
Ralph Sidney Darling (1859-)
(daughter) Darling (-)


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Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Evan John Murray MacGregor
Governor of Barbados and the Windward Islands
1841
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Edward Grey
Preceded by
Arthur Wellesley Torrens
Lieutenant-Governor of St. Lucia
1848–1852
Succeeded by
Henry Clermont Cobbe
Preceded by
Sir George Cathcart
Governor of the Cape Colony, acting
1854
Succeeded by
Sir George Grey
Preceded by
Ker Baillie Hamilton
Governor of Newfoundland
1855–1857
Succeeded by
Sir Alexander Bannerman
Preceded by
Edward Wells Bell
Governor of Jamaica
1857–1863
Succeeded by
Edward John Eyre
Preceded by
Sir Henry Barkly
Governor of Victoria
1863–1866
Succeeded by
Sir John Manners-Sutton


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