Sydney Smith Haldimand Dickens

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Sydney Smith Haldimand Dickens

Death: Died in died at sea
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Dickens and Catherine Thomson Hogarth
Brother of Charles Culliford Boz Dickens, Jr.; Mary Angela Dickens; Elizabeth "Kate" Dickens; Walter Savage Landor Dickens; Francis Jeffrey Dickens and 4 others

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About Sydney Smith Haldimand Dickens

Sydney Smith Haldimand Dickens was a Royal Navy officer; the fifth son and seventh child of English novelist Charles Dickens and his wife Catherine.

An endearing child, nicknamed 'The Ocean Spectre' and 'The Admiral' by his father, Sydney Dickens was born at 3 Chester Place and baptised at the church of St. Mary in Marylebone in London on 24 June 1847, his godfathers being William Haldimand of Lausanne, and Henry Porter Smith (1797 - 1880), an actuary for the Eagle Life Assurance Company.

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Sydney Smith Haldimand Dickens's Timeline

April 18, 1847
May 2, 1872
Age 25
died at sea