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Charles Hedley Todd

Also Known As: "Heavitree"
Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Islington, London, England
Death: January 29, 1910 (83)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Place of Burial: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Immediate Family:

Son of Griffith Todd and Mary Todd
Husband of Alice Gillam Todd
Father of Charlotte Elizabeth Todd; Charles Edward Todd; Hedley Lawrence Todd; Gwendoline Bragg and Lorna Gillam Todd
Brother of Griffith George Todd; Elizabeth Bishop; Henry David Todd and Mary King

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About Sir Charles Todd, KCMG, Astronomer

Biographical Summary

Todd, Sir Charles. 07/07/1826-29/01/1910. Ref: 1973. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: CMG(1872), KCMG(1893).
  • Place of Birth: Islington, London.
  • Place of Death: Adelaide, S Australia.
  • Place of interment: Adelaide, S Australia.
  • Profession: Astronomer.
  • Appointments Held: Staff 1841-7, 1854-5, Royal Observatory, Greenwich; 1848-54 Cambridge Observatory; Government Astronomer 1855-1906, Adelaide, South Australia.
  • Schools and Tutors: Greenwich School, London.
  • Undergraduate Studies: MA Hon(Cantab 1886).
  • Marital Status: Married (1855) Alice Gillam Bell d. 1898.
  • Father: George Todd, grocer, Greenwich.
  • Other Family: Grandfather of Sir William Lawrence Bragg, FRSE 1890-1971.
  • References: DNB, 2nd Supplement, 3, 1912, 525-7; Proc Roy Soc, 85, xiii-xvii signed WHB; Who Was Who 1.
  • Memberships: FRS(1889), FRAS(1864), FRMet Soc, Society of Electrical Engineers.
  • Date of Election: 06/05/1895.
  • Proposers: Proposed by Council as Honorary British Fellow Billet 18/3, 1/4, 17/4/1895.
  • Fellow Type: HF.

SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. II. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 937

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Sir Charles Todd, KCMG, Astronomer's Timeline

July 7, 1826
London, England
March 12, 1856
Age 29
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
April 7, 1858
Age 31
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
June 27, 1860
Age 33
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Age 42
June 10, 1877
Age 50
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
January 29, 1910
Age 83
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia