Charles Chadwyck-Healey

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Sir Charles Edward Heley Chadwyck-Healey, 1st Baronet KCB, QC, DL, JP (26 August 1845 – 5 October 1919)[1] was a British lawyer and baronet.


He was born Charles Healey, the only son of Edward Charles Healey.[2] After his father's death, he succeeded him in the control of the magazine The Engineer.[3] Chadwyck-Healey was called to the bar by Lincoln's Inn in 1872, was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1891 and became a bencher four years later.[4]


In 1903, Chadwyck-Healey was nominated chairman of the Admiralty Volunteers Committee, an office he held until 1914.[4] Subsequently he was member of the Admiralty Transport Arbitration Board,[3] for which he was created a baronet, of Wyphurst, in the County of Surrey on 6 May 1919.[5] Chadwyck-Healey served as High Sheriff of Somerset in 1911 and represented the county as Deputy Lieutenant[6] as well as Justice of the Peace, exercising the latter post also in the county of Surrey.[2] He was a county alderman for Somerset and sat in its Quarter Sessions.[2]

Chadwyck-Healey was an honorary captain in the Royal Navy Reserve and commanded the hospital ship Queen Alexandra.[4] In 1905, he was appointed to the Royal Commission on the Care and Control of the Feeble Minded[7] and was awarded a Companion of the Order of the Bath.[8] After his resignation four years later, he was promoted to Knight Commander.[9] Chadwyck-Healey served as chancellor first of the Diocese of Salisbury, then of Bath and Wells and lastly of Exeter.[7] He was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.[7]


On 6 February 1872, he married firstly Rosa Close, daughter of John Close, and had by her a son.[10] She died in 1880 and on 17 May 1884 Chadwyck-Healey married Frances Katharine Wait, eldest daughter of William Killigrew Wait.[10] By his second wife, he had two further sons and a daughter.[10] His daughter married Edward Williams in 1925.[10] Chadwyck-Healey died in 1919 and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his eldest son Gerald.[11]


  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 22 August 2009.
  2. ^ a b c Whitaker's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Companionage. J. Whitaker & Sons. 1918. p. 362.
  3. ^ a b Mortimer, John (2005). Zerah Colburn the Spirit of Darkness. Arima Publishing. p. 172. ISBN 1-84549-024-X.
  4. ^ a b c Walford, Edward (1919). The County Families of the United Kingdom. London: Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co. Ltd. p. 634.
  5. ^ "No. 31427". The London Gazette. 1 July 1919. p. 8221.
  6. ^ "No. 28092". The London Gazette. 24 December 1907. p. 8985.
  7. ^ a b c Who's Who 1914. Adam & Charles Black. 1914. p. 365.
  8. ^ "No. 27811". The London Gazette (Supplement). 27 June 1905. p. 4548.
  9. ^ "No. 28263". The London Gazette (Supplement). 22 June 1909. p. 4853.
  10. ^ a b c d "ThePeerage - Sir Charles Edward Heley Chadwyck-Healey, 1st Bt". Retrieved 13 January 2007.
  11. ^ Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles (1929). Armorial Families. vol. I. London: Hurst & Blackett. p. 341.
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Henry Herbert Wills
High Sheriff of Somerset
Succeeded by
William Bucknell Broadmead
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Wyphurst)
May – Oct 1919
Succeeded by
Gerald Chadwyck-Healey
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