Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
NameRev Charles PENROSE, 7504
Birth1816
Death1868
FatherRev John PENROSE , 7500 (1778-1859)
ParentElizabeth CARTWRIGHT , 7501 (1780-1837)
Notes for Rev Charles PENROSE
Charles Thomas Penrose (15 July 1816 – 5 May 1868) was an English rower, schoolteacher and clergyman.

Penrose was born at Bracebridge, Lincolnshire, the second son of Rev. John Penrose who was vicar there, and his wife Elizabeth Cartwright. His mother was a teacher and author of children's books under the name Mrs Markham. He was educated at Rugby School and admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge on 30 October 1834. He was Bell Scholar in 1839.[1] Also in 1839, Penrose rowed for the winning Cambridge crew in the Boat Race and for the Trinity College crew which won the first Grand Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta.

Penrose was ordained deacon at Lincoln in 1842 and became usher at Oakham School in 1844. He was then head master of Grosvenor College, Bath from 1844 until 1846[1] when he became headmaster of Sherborne School. However he resigned through ill health in 1850.[3] Penrose became priest in 1856 and then perpetual curate of North Hykeham, Lincolnshire from 1857 until his death in 1868.

Penrose was a classical scholar and edited Select Private Orations of Demosthenes.[4] He was also author of Eight Village Sermons.

Penrose died at North Hykeham at the age of 51.

Penrose married Ellen Caroline Pender Phillot at Dawlish in 1843. He was the brother of Francis Penrose.

From Venn’s


Penrose, Charles [Thomas].Adm. pens. at TRINITY, Oct. 30, 1834. [2nd s. of the Rev. John (Exeter College, Oxford, 1795), of Bracebridge, Lincs. (and 'Mrs Markham' of the Histories).
B. there, July 15, 1816.
School, Rugby.] Matric. Michs. 1835; Bell Scholar, 1839; B.A. (2nd Classic) 1839; M.A. 1842.
Rowing 'blue,' 1839.
Usher at Oakham School in 1844.
Ord. deacon (Lincoln) 1842; priest, 1856.
Head Master of Grosvenor College, Bath, 1844-6; Head Master of Sherborne School, 1846-55.
P.C. of North Hykeham, Lincs. 1857-68.
Edited Select Private Orations of Demosthenes; author, Eight Village Sermons. Died May 5, 1868, at North Hykeham.
Brother of the next.
(Oakham Sch. Reg.; Crockford; Law Lists; Inns of Court; Rugby Sch. Reg.; Boase, II. 1457; Boase, Collect.
Cornub., 712; Boase, Biblio.
Cornub., II. 453; Ecclesiastical Gazette, May, 1868.)
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