Charles Stewart ROLLS, F.R.G.S., F.R.Met.S., M.I.C.E., A.M.I.M.E.

Male 1877 - 1910  (32 years)


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  • Name Charles Stewart ROLLS  [1, 2, 3
    Suffix F.R.G.S., F.R.Met.S., M.I.C.E., A.M.I.M.E. 
    Born 27 Aug 1877  Mayfair, City of Westminster, St George Hanover Square, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1881  "Hendre House", Llangatwg Feibion Afel, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Son; Scholar 
    Matriculated 1895  Trinity College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Michaelmas Term. 
    Admitted to 01 Oct 1895  Trinity College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    as Pensioner 
    Degree 1898  Trinity College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Bachelor of Arts 
    Degree 1902  Trinity College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Master of Arts 
    Fact 2 Jan 1903  Fulham, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Formed "C.S. Rolls and Co." car dealership to import Peugeot and Minerva cars from France.and Belgium 
    Fact 3 1906 
    Formed Rolls-Royce Ltd. with Henry Royce. 
    Appointed 26 Jul 1906  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    as Captain, Army Motor Reserve 
    Appointed 01 Mar 1907  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    as Honorary Colonel of the 2nd. Cadet Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 
    Died 12 Jul 1910  Southbourne Aerodrome, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Fell from an aeroplane- a Short-Wright bi-plane.
    Fact 1 13 Jul 1910  [7
    His body taken from Bournemouth to South Lodge, Rutland Gate, London, and thence by train from Paddington to Llangatwg Feibion Afel 
    Buried 16 Jul 1910  Parish Church of St Cadocus, Llangatwg Feibion Afel, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2580  Silk Weavers and Stay Makers
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2017 

    Father John Allan ROLLS, 1st. Baron Llangattock,   b. 19 Feb 1837, "Hendre House", Llangatwg Feibion Afel, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1912, "Hendre House", Llangatwg Feibion Afel, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Georgiana Maria MACLEAN,   b. 1837, Kirkby Overblow, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Apr 1923, "South Lodge", Rutland Gate, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1868  The Parish Church of St James the Less, Moreton Street, Pimlico, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F451  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Son; Scholar - 1881 - "Hendre House", Llangatwg Feibion Afel, Monmouthshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Various newspaper reports at the time vary in the cause of death, some stating he was crushed and died from a broken neck when his aeroplane crashed into the ground during the flying competition at Southbourne Aerodrome. The doctor who attended the scene of the accident stated he was alive initially but died soon after the accident before he could be moved and death was caused by a blow to the head causing severe concussion. Witnesses called at the Coronor's court stated that as the plane fell to the ground, Charles fell out of the cockpit onto the ground.

  • Sources 
    1. [S14] The 1891 England, Wales and Scotland Census, taken on the night of the 5th. April 1891.

    2. [S1530] Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of All Known Students, Graduates and Holders of Office ..., part 2, Volume 5, 1752 - 1900, page 349.

    3. [S7] The 1881 England, Wales and Scotland Census, taken on the night of the 3rd. April 1881.

    4. [S1532] The London Gazette, Issue 27958, Page 6943, Publication Date16 October 1906.

    5. [S1531] The London Gazette, Issue 28016, Page 2815, published 26th. April 1907.

    6. [S1528] The Daily Mail Newspaper, Saturday, September 17, 1910, page 4, Report on his will.

    7. [S1529] The Western Daily Press Newspaper, Thursday, July 14, 1910, page 10, Funeral arrangements report.