The Kings Candlesticks - Family Trees
R F BRADSHAW [15285]
Charles FENN [14067]
(Abt 1818-1875)
Sarah Isabella BRADSHAW [14068]
(Abt 1823-1875)

Charles Fletcher FENN [14070]


Family Links

1. Eva SIMPSON [14085]

Charles Fletcher FENN [14070]

  • Born: 3 Oct 1843, Kensington Adelaide
  • Marriage (1): Eva SIMPSON [14085] on 29 Dec 1891 in Melbourne Aust
  • Died: 3 Nov 1907, Fullarton Adelaide SA aged 64

bullet  General Notes:

Saturday (23 Sept) being the last day of term, the Judges sat at the Supreme Court. There were three fresh admissions to the barJeffery Evan Price, Charles Fletcher Fenn, and Frederick Robinson.
Ref Trove: The South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1858 - 1889) Monday 25 September 1865

Fenn, Charles Edward Gresham St Adelaide
Ref: Legal Profession & Notary Public Adelaide Almanack 1867

The South Australian Government Gazette, Published 7/2/1867
Supreme Court Office, 6th February 1867
Certificates have been granted to the following gentlemen authorising them to practice
as Barristers, Attorneys, Solicitors and Proctors of the Supreme Court, for the year ending 5th January 1868
. . . . . Fenn Charles Fletcher Gresham St, Adelaide . . . . .

Charles Fletcher Fenn, Esq., to be Clerk of the Local Court of Appeals, Vice Fergusson, resigned.
Ref Trove: South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900) Friday 28 June 1872

Fenn Simpson. On the 29th December, 1891, at Melbourne. Victoria. Charles Fletcher Fenn, of Adelaide, solicitor, to Eva, daughter ot the late George Simpson, formerly of Angaston, South Australia.
Ref Trove: The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931) Thursday 31 December 1891

Mr C. F. Fenn is one of the oldest legal practitioners in the city. He is the senior partner in the firm of Fenn & Hardy, and was admitted to the bar on the 23rd of September 1865, and has been in practice ever since. More than one gentleman who has made a name in legal circles has served his articles with Mr Fenn. Possessed of an excellent memory, Mr Fenn, from his long connection with the bar and the knowledge thus acquired of the early residents of the city and their ways, is an excellent raconteur and is literally chock-full of interesting reminiscences. He can tell a good story and also enjoy one. Mr Fenn was on one occasion offered the mastership of the Supreme Court but preferred to remain in private practice. He is a member of the Board of Examiners of Articled Clerks, and clerk of the now obsolete Court of Appeals.
Ref: The Honorary Magistrate (Australia) page 161.

The death of Mr. C. F. Fenn, one of the oldest legal practitioners in Adelaide, took place at his residence, Wattle-street, Fullarton, on Sunday. The deceased, who was 64 years of age, was born at Beaumont, South Australia, and went to England., where he was at school for several years, afterwards returning to South Australia; and finishing his education at St. Peter's College. His father, who was an eminent solicitor, was a member of the well-known firm of Fenn & Wearing, and it was in this office that Mr. C. F. Fenn served his articles. Mr. Wearing was afterwards elevated to the bench. Mr. Fenn was admitted to the bar on September 23, 1865, and shortly after his father's death entered in to partnership for a short while with Mr. (now Sir Richard) Baker. Thirty-five years ago, Mr. Fenn, as senior partner, formed with Mr. Hardy the firm known as Fenn & Hardy. This partnership was maintained uninterruptedly and the firm occupied the same rooms in King William-street up to the time of his death. This, in a country of changes, is an unusual record. The deceased in his long association with the city of Adelaide closely identified himself with its people, and was greatly esteemed as an excellent type of the old English family solicitor. He was a man of great intellectual attainments, and was possessed of a retentive memory. On more than one occasion he was offered the mastership of the Supreme Court, but preferred to remain in private practice. Many gentlemen who have made a name in legal circles, including Mr. T. Gepp, S.M., served their articles with Mr. Fenn. He was a member of the board of examiners of articled clerks, and clerk of the now obsolete Court of Appeals. The deceased left a widow and a young son and daughter.
Ref: Trove The Chronicle 9 Nov 1907

Mr. Charles F. Fenn. who died at his residence in Adelaide last Sunday, was a member of the well known firm of solicitors, Messrs. Fenn and Hardy, of that city. The business was established in the forties by Mr. Fenn's father, an Eng lish barrister, and for about 70 vears the firm have had a large connection as family solicitors. Mr. Fenn was one of six brothers, who all predeceased him. Most of them were land agents or civil servants; the late James Fenn having been clerk of the Adelaide Police Court for many years, during the time that Mr S. Beddons was the chief magistrate of the "Holy City." Three of Mr. Fenn's widowed sisters, Mrs. Wakefield, Mrs. W. Goss, and Mrs. Gerald Joy, survive him, as do his wife and his son and daughter. It is expected that his son, a lad of 12 years of age will eventually carry on the business of his father in conjunction with Mr. Hardy,
Ref Trove: Kalgoorlie Miner (WA : 1895 - 1950) Wednesday 6 November 1907

THE FRIENDS of the late Mr. CHARLES FLETCHER FENN are respectfully informed that his Remains will be removed.from his late residence, Wattlestreet, Fullarton, on TUESDAY, at 3 p.m., for interment in the North-road Cemetery, arriving there about 4 p.m.
Ref Trove: The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931) Tuesday 5 November 1907

Through Alderman McEwin the Adelaide City Corporation has received from Mrs. C. F. Fenn a volume containing cartoons published in the "Portonian" in the seventies of last century. These cartoons were collected and preserved by the late Mr. C. F. Fenn, of the firm of Messrs. Fenn and Hardy, solicitors. The Lord Mayor (Mr. Lavington Bonython) stated at a meeting of the council yesterday that in looking through the cartoons he noticed that the City Council of the day did not escape attention. The cartoons would be a welcome addition to the Town Hall records. A letter of thanks was sent to Mrs. Fenn, and Alderman McEwin was thanked for his part in the matter.
Ref: Trove The Advertiser 1 Apr 1930


Charles married Eva SIMPSON [14085] [MRIN: 4715], daughter of George SIMPSON [15278] and Unknown, on 29 Dec 1891 in Melbourne Aust. (Eva SIMPSON [14085] was born about 1857 and died on 19 May 1940 in Adelaide, South Australia, AU.)

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