Charlotte Raffles

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Charlotte Raffles

Birthdate: (3)
Birthplace: born at sea
Death: January 14, 1822 (3)
Bencoolen (cholera)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Stamford Raffles and Lady Sophia Raffles
Sister of Leopold Stamford Raffles; Stamford Marsdon Raffles; Ella Sophia Raffles and Flora Nightingall Raffles

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About Charlotte Raffles

(1) Charlotte (b. 15 February 1818 - d. 14 January 1822, Bencoolen) born at sea on the journey to England from Bencoolen but died before reaching the age of four, succumbing to same illness that had taken her younger brother only 10 days earlier. She seemed to have gained the name of his last possible patron, the Duchess of Somerset, Charlotte. Although an elderly woman, Raffles seemed smitten by the Duchess according to Pearson and had written endless notes on his voyage out to Bencoolen. The journey on the Lady Raffles would be the last that Raffles would have contact with Duchess Charlotte as she died soon after. The Javanese prince Raden named the child a local name - Tunjung Segera, translated as "Lotus of the Sea" or "Lily of the Ocean". She was supposedly a gifted child who at the age of 3 could speak English, Malay and Hindustani, translating one language into another.

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Charlotte Raffles's Timeline

February 15, 1818
born at sea
January 14, 1822
Age 3