Portrait of Charles Harvey Savill-Onley 1756-1843 Of Norwich and later of Stisted Hall, Essex.
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Charles Harvey
(Charles Savill-Onley)
1756-1843

Of Norwich and later of Stisted Hall, Essex

 

Born: 20 December 1756 in Norwich and Christened 29 December 1756 in Norwich.  He died 31 August 1843 in Stisted.
Son of: Robert Harvey (1730-1816) and Judith Onley (1730-1810).
Brother of:
1. Robert Harvey (1753-1820) who married Anne Ives (1761-1801).
2. Judith Lydia Harvey (1754-1787).
3. John Harvey (1755-1842) and Frances Kerrison (1765-1809).
4. Elizabeth Harvey (1758-1759).
5. William Harvey (1761-18??).
6. Samuel Harvey (1762-1827).
7. Sarah Morrison nee Harvey (1767-1828) who married Archibald Morrison (1765-1842).
Charles married:
1st, Sarah Haynes (1760-1805) in 1782, daughter of John Haynes.
2nd, Charlotte Haynes (1765-1847), daughter of John Haynes.
Charles and Sarah had issue:
1. Sarah Herring nee Harvey (1785-1828) who married William Herring (17??-1843).
2. Charles Harvey (1787-????).
3. Horace Harvey (1788-????).
4. Judith Mary Harvey (1789-????).
5. Judith Turner nee Harvey (1790-1883) who married Charles Robert Turner (1790-1776).
6. Charles Harvey (1791-????).
7. Many Anne Harvey (1794-????).
8. Onley Savill Onley (1795-1890) who married Caroline Mary Harvey (1797-1845).
9. Joseph Harvey (1800-????).

 

Charles Harvey (Charles Savill-Onley): An Overview

The information I have about Charles comes from the following sources:

1. Information supplied to me by Carla Woodworth Lynas and based on the 'Original Genealogical Collections, by the late Lieut. Col. Robert John Harvey of Thorpe'.  This is mentioned in a publication called 'Walter Rye, Memoir Bibliography and Catalogue of of his Norfolk Manuscripts in the Norwich Public Libraries' by Geo. A. Stephen published in 1929? by the Public Libraries Committee, Norwich.  Original documents in the Norfolk Archives.
2. The Norwich Churches website www.norwichchurches.co.uk

 
Unlike other members of the family Charles never held the position of Sheriff or Mayor however, he was Steward, than Recorder in 1801and MP for the city from 1812 - 1818. . He greatly opposed the revolution in France and in his capacity as Steward of Norwich spoke to the Grand jury on the offences of publishing seditious and inflammatory libels with a view to overturning the constitution. On the French revolution he stated, “Good God gentlemen, when acts from which all mankind shrinks in horror are not only palliated and excused, but when the perpetrators of them are openly espoused and countenanced, it is natural for men to enquire into the views and motives of their advocates&ldots;” 

 

In 1822, on the death of his maternal uncle , the Rev Charles Onley, he changed his name to Savill Onley. At this time he inherited a fine estate in Essex. Onley Street (Unthank Road) continues to be named after him

 

Mulitiple Portrait of the Harvey Family of Norwich Norfolk painted by the Artist George Clint ARA
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Multiple Portrait of the Harvey Family
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If anyone can add more information about Charles I would be very pleased to hear from you.

If you know any more please contact me jj@jjhc.info

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