General Sir Charles Paton Keyes
b.25 November 1822 d.5 February 1896
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Raj British Indian Army
Years of service 1843-1891
Commands held 1st Punjab Infantry
Queen's Own Corps of Guides
Punjab Field Force
9th (Secunderabad) Division
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Commissioned into the 30th Madras Native Infantry in 1843, and was promoted to the rank of Captain in 1858. Served as commanding officer of the 1st Punjab Infantry, Queen's Own Corps of Guides, Punjab Field Force and the 9th (Secunderabad) Division. Latterly served with the Indian Staff Corps. Keyes was promoted to Major-General in 1881 and General in 1889. Made Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath in the 1891 Birthday Honours. In retirement held the office of Justice of the Peace for Kent.
Keyes s/o Thomas Keyes and Mary Anne Patton.
m. 12 January 1870 Katherine Jessie Norman, d/o Sir James Norman (and sis/o Henry Wylie Norman).
Together they had nine children:
Norman Babington Keyes b.17 Oct 1870 d.20 Sep 1883
Admiral Roger John Brownlow Keyes, 1st Baron Keyes b.4 Oct 1872 d.26 Dec 1945 #24365310, f/o Geoffrey Keyes #8170686
Dorothea Agnes Keyes b.18 Jul 1874 d.2 Apr 1962 m.29 Jun 1907
Charles Valentine Keyes b.14 Feb 1876 d.1901
Sir Terence Humphrey Keyes b.28 May 1877 d.26 Feb 1939 #183568946
Katherine Mary Keyes b.15 Nov 1878 m.3 Oct 1900 d.July 1956
Phyllis Marion Keyes b.8 Oct 1880 d.1 May 1968
Adrian St. Vincent Keyes b.19 Dec 1882 b.6 Oct 1926
Madeline Helen Keyes b.13 Aug 1885-d.25 Apr 1964
Hannah Keyes d.1926 w/o John Walker Ex-wife of Sydney Mitchell and Robert Fairbears; Mother of Edward Mitchell 1886-1953 and Loise Keyes
Following his death, Lady Keyes was in 1902 granted use of a set of apartments in Clock Tower, Hampton Court Palace, by King Edward VII.