Rev Charles Richard Handley

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Rev Charles Richard Handley

  • Birth 6 Sep 1786
  • Death 12 Sep 1873
  • Burial Hernhill, Swale Borough, Kent, England
  • Memorial ID 68203875

In 1838 Rev. Handley was with Major Handley of the 45th Infantry before the 'Battle of Bossenden Wood' when 'Sir William Courtenay' shot at, but failed to injure, the Major. The Rev. Handley, who perhaps understandably sided with his more wealthy landowner parishioners, wanted the rioters who were killed in the incident to be buried in an unmarked mass grave; instead they were buried in separate graves to the north of the church, but without memorials. His notes on the affair stress 'Courtenay's' mental instability and the ignorance of his followers, which has come to be the most common interpretation of the affair. Handley was subsequently criticised in Parliament for doing too little to improve the lot of the poorest in his Parish.


Inscription

Fourth son of William Handley, Esq., of Newark, Notts. / He was vicar of this parish nearly 50 years, / and Rural Dean; / . . . / In Christo et in pace requiescant.


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  • Created by: Sheilia W.
  • Added: 10 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68203875
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Charles Richard Handley (6 Sep 1786–12 Sep 1873), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68203875, citing St Michael Churchyard, Hernhill, Swale Borough, Kent, England ; Maintained by Sheilia W. (contributor 47263063) .