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Charles Boswell Norman
Source Citation:

  • Allibone's Critical Dictionary of English Literature: A Supplement. British and American authors. Two volumes. By John Foster Kirk. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1891. (Alli SUP)

Alive in 1922[edit]

Norman was a bankrupt in 1915 [1] and rejoined the army.[2] Don't yet know if he survived the war. Charles Matthews (talk) 06:25, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Did recruiting and propaganda work in WWI [3]. Charles Matthews (talk) 06:39, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Letter to Norman of 1922 re VCs [4]. Charles Matthews (talk) 06:41, 17 August 2013 (UTC)


Said to be brother of w:Henry Wylie Norman [5]. Charles Matthews (talk) 06:45, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Marriage GRO

Marriages Mar 1876

Norman Charles Boswell Lewisham 1d 949

Rogers Jessie Maud Lewisham 1d 949

Allibones (supplement), v.2, p.1180[edit]

Norman, Capt. Charles Boswell, late of the Bengal staff corps and 90th Light Infantry; special correspondent of the Times in Asia Minor during the Russo-Turkish war 1877.

  1. Armenia and the Campaign of 1877, Lon., 1878, 8vo.
    "The style is not brilliant, and is occasionally even slipshod; yet, :or all that, it is one of the most valuable contributions to the literature of the Russo-Turkish war."—Spectator, 11. 732.
  2. Tonkin; or, France in the Far East: with Maps, Lon., 1884, 8vo.
    "Capt. Norman's book is an opportune contribution to the literature of this question, beginning as it does with the early relations between France and Tonquin, before the French Revolution, and continuing the narrative of the present war down to the most recent operations. … His main purpose, however, is to … urge the danger which the conduct and present temper of the French bode to England and to civiliaition generally. He does not strengthen his case by the violently anti-French tone which pervades his book." Ath., No. 2940.
  3. Colonial France, Lon., 188, 8vo.
    "Captain Norman would be well worth hearing at length upon military colonial topics, but in dealing with general colonial history and with economic subjects he is off his ground." Ath., No. 3022.
  4. The Corsairs of France, Lon., 1887, 8vo.

English census[edit]


  • Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece: 2347; Folio: 201; Page: 5; GSU roll: 87606.

Name: Chas Norman
Age: 5
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1846
Relation: Nephew
Gender: M (Male)
Where born: East Indies, Calcutta

Civil Parish: Doncaster
Ecclesiastical parish: Christchurch
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England

Registration District: Doncaster
Sub-registration District: Doncaster
ED, institution, or vessel: 9
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Schedule Number: 30
Piece: 2347
Folio: 201
Page Number: 5
Household Members:
Name Age
Ann Green 75
Chas Norman 5
Euphin Hassard 22
Catherine Poell 20


  • Source Citation: Class: RG11; Piece: 731; Folio: 12; Page: 17; GSU roll: 1341170.

Name: Charles B. Norman
Age: 35
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1846
Relationship to Head: Head
Spouse: Jessie M. Norman
Gender: Male
Where born: Calcutta, East Indies

Civil Parish: Lee
County/Island: London
Country: England

Street Address: 13 Manor Park
Marital Status: Married

Occupation: Retired Capt In Army

Registration District: Lewisham
Sub-registration District: Lee
ED, institution, or vessel: 10
Piece: 731
Folio: 12
Page Number: 17
Household Members:
Name Age
Charles B. Norman 35
Jessie M. Norman 27
Ruth W. Norman 4
Gertrude M. Norman 2
Hugh L. Barrow 20
Charles Chapman 20
Eleanor J. Cox 22
Louisa Brooker 18
Anne Rutland 23
Mary A. Turner 26


  • Source Citation: Class: RG14; Piece: 130.

Name: Charles Roswell Norman
Age in 1911: 66
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1845
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: India
Civil Parish: Kensington
County/Island: London
Country: England
Street Address: 42 Penywern Road, Earls Court S W
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 35
Estimated Marriage Year: 1876
Registration District: Kensington
Registration District Number: 2
Sub-registration District: Kensington South
ED, institution, or vessel: 43
Piece: 130
Household Members:
Name Age
Charles Roswell Norman 66
Jessie Maude Norman 57

Other records or checks[edit]

  • The Indian Biographical Dictionary, 1915
    no record
  • Newspaper (several mentions)

Daily News (London, England), Saturday, February 17, 1877; Issue 9618. (2999 words)

Naval and Military


Her Majesty has been pleased to approve of the removal of the name of the undermentioned officer from the list of the army:
—Captain Charles Boswell Norman, Bengal Staff Corps

Possible death (GRO)

Name: Charles B Norman
Date of Registration: Jun 1926 (=> b. c1845)
Age at Death: 81
Registration District: Poole
Inferred County: Dorset
Volume: 5a
Page: 258

  • Births, Deaths, Marriages and Obituaries.
    The Morning Post (London, England), Wednesday, February 23, 1876; pg. 8; Issue 32341.

Norman—Rogers.—On the 17th inst., at Holy Trinity church, Lee, by the Rev. James Norman assisted by the Rev. Walter Bucke, Charles Boswell Norman, captain Bengal Staff Corps, to Jessie Maud, daughter of the late William Rogers, Esq. of Bristol.

Following the Norman link of the cleric to the wedding, it gives Page:Alumni Oxoniensis (1715-1886) volume 3.djvu/252. This seems less likely to be a brother, and while it may be related, it would seem more likely to be an uncle or a cousin.