Rt Revd Charles Fane de Salis

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Charles Fane de Salis

Birthdate: (81)
Death: January 24, 1942 (81)
Immediate Family:

Son of Revd Henry Jerome Fane de Salis and Grace Elizabeth Fane de Salis
Husband of Lady Mary Fane de Salis (Parker)
Father of Dorothy Phillips; Sydney Fane de Salis and Ruth Stowell
Brother of Rodolph Fane de Salis; Cecil Fane de Salis; Sir William Fane de Salis and Georgiana Hamilton

Managed by: Peter Angus de Salis
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About Rt Revd Charles Fane de Salis


Charles Fane de Salis (1860–1942), MA, DD (theol), was Bishop of Taunton from 1911 to 1930.

Rt. Rev. Charles Fane de Salis (1860–1942), as a young man, circa 1890.


His wife: Lady Mary Alice Parker (28.6.1863 - 11.1.1930), daughter of the 6th Earl of Macclesfield.

Born in Fringford, Oxfordshire on 18th or 9 March 1860 into an occasionally clerical family, he was educated at Eton and Exeter College, Oxford. His paternal grandfather (a pre-Tractarian) was Jerome, 4th Count de Salis-Soglio. William Fane de Salis was an uncle, Lord Bishop Foster a great-grandfather, and John Francis Charles, 7th Count de Salis-Soglio was a first cousin once removed. His names Charles and Fane were derived from his ancestor Charles, 1st Viscount Fane.

Ordained in 1883 he was Curate at St. Michael's, Coventry, Vicar of Milverton, then East Brent and Prebendary of Coombe before a 19-year stint, commencing in 1911, as Archdeacon of Taunton and Suffragan Bishop of Taunton.

He died on 24 January 1942 and is commemorated in a memorial on the west wall of Wells Cathedral.


He was the fourth and youngest son of Rev. Count Henry Jerome Augustine Fane de Salis, (born Pisa 16.2.1828, died Virginia Water 18.2.1915), of Portnall Park. A JP (for Surrey), and sometime chairman of Egham's Holloway Sanatorium, and of the Old Windsor Board of Guardians. Henry was Rector of Fringford, Bicester, Oxfordshire from 1852 until 1872 when he inherited Portnall Park, Virginia Water, Staines, Surrey from his brother-in-law, Colonel Thomas-Chaloner Bisse-Challoner (1788-1872). He had married, on 29.3.1853, (Minnie) Grace Elizabeth Henley, (born 8.7.1823, died Virginia Water 28.8.1898), daughter of the Rt. Hon. Joseph Warner Henley, MP, of Waterperry House, Oxfordshire, by his wife Georgina (d.1864) (married 9 Dec. 1817), fourth daughter of John Fane (d.1824) of Wormsley, MP, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Parker (d.1829), daughter of Thomas, 3rd Earl of Macclesfield.

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Rt Revd Charles Fane de Salis's Timeline

March 19, 1860
June 25, 1897
Age 37
August 5, 1898
Age 38
December 15, 1900
Age 40
January 24, 1942
Age 81