Charles Lett (c.1812 - 1854) MP

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Place of Burial: Woodford, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died
Occupation: Deputy Postmaster
Managed by: Ana Cotter
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About Charles Lett

Charles Lett attended Trinity College from 1829. He had three children with Isabella Mendez, a Catholic, but never married her and they lived apart for many years. He left Isabella with three young children (the oldest was three or four) and sailed to New Zealand on the "Brigantine Harrington", arriving at Port Nicholson on June 15, 1841. He walked with four others to Wanganui, where he was appointed deputy postmaster. He held this office until his death in 1854.

After 13 years, Isabella and her three sons (the eldest Charles was 16 by then) followed Charles to New Zealand. They sailed on the "Stately" to Port Nicholson, arriving on March 7, 1854. They found Charles Lett Snr an alcoholic and drinking heavily. He died little more than five months later. Charles was described in the newspaper as a good cricketer, oarsman and all round sportsman, who also liked horse racing.

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Charles Lett's Timeline

1812
1812
1829
April, 1829
- present
Age 17
Trinity College
1837
1837
Age 25
Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England
1849
May, 1849
- present
Age 37
Wanganui, New Zealand
1854
1854
Age 42