Reverend Charles Manthorpe1

#14509, (31 March 1836-6 December 1898)
FatherJames Symonds Manthorpe2 (c 1804-14 Aug 1869)
MotherSarah Love2 (1801-a Apr 1875)
ChartsManthorpe Family - descendants
Wayte Family - descendants
Last Edited29 May 2016
Rev. Charles Manthorpe
(Source: State Library of South Australia)
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Reverend Charles Manthorpe was born on 31 March 1836 at Norwich, Norfolk.3,1 He was the son of James Symonds Manthorpe and Sarah Love.2 Reverend Charles Manthorpe was a teacher circa 1853 at Peafield, Norfolk.3

He was called to the ministry circa 1853 and ministered in Newport, Essex.3,4 Charles arrived on 21 December 1858.3,5,6



In 1859 he began ministering to the Morphett Vale and Happy Valley congregations.4

Charles gave a lecture entitled "Christopher
Columbus : his Life and its Lessons" to the Sturt Institute on 15 April 1859.7 On 21 May 1859 Charles was granted an authorization to grant marriage licences.8 On 15 June 1859 Charles was publicly recognised as Pastor of the United Independent Churches of Happy Valley and Morphett Vale.9

He married Harriet Whitridge Baker, daughter of Reverend Edward Knight Baker and Ruth Wayte, on Thursday, 20 October 1859 at her father's house at Morphett Vale.10,1

He was initially a minister at Freeman Street Congregational Church, in but resigned in 1862. When he resigned the congregation presented him with 50 sovereigns and a writing desk and his wife with a complete work box and writing desk.2 Charles (and presumably his spouse Harriet) lived in May 1862 at Franklin Street, in Adelaide, South Australia.11

He began ministering at at Glenelg Congregational Church in the Adelaide suburb of Glenelg on 4 May 1862 and was thought of as a 'large hearted and generous minister.12'

He was Chairman of the Congregational Union in 1863, and again in 1871.313
Charles Manthorpe and Harriet Whitridge Baker at Port Elliott manse c1860
Source: John Ryan


In circa 1871 he had experienced "failing health and domestic affliction, to which he need not further refer", likely a reference to his wife's sister having being deserted by her husband.13 On Wednesday, 2 September 1874 he married his sister-in-law Ellen Masters Baker to Charles Mosse Sprigg at Glenelg.14,15

In April 1875 he was granted 12 months leave due to ill health and, with a gift of 600 guineas, departed for Liverpool on the Aurora on the 6th of May. He was expected to be away for a year. On the voyage there was a serious ship fire (perhaps due to the combustion of the ship's wool cargo) and the ship was lost but all on the ship were saved by another ship. It was said that Charles would remark on the voyage that his chief wants were four B's—a good bath, a good bed, a good breakfast, and a good barber.12,13

Whilst in England Charles spent time with his mother Sarah, and also visited the Isle of Wight and Paris. However, he was very keen to return to South Australia as "the sun knew how to shine there, but it did not in England". It was said that "he preferred this colony to the old country in many respects; he liked the freedom of social intercourse, the freedom of opinion that prevailed, and the absence of poverty, which contrasted so strangely with things in England".16,13

He returned to South Australia, resuming his duties on July 1876 at the age of 40.13

After overseeing the construction of a new church 'with a design Italian in character', he celebrated his 25 years in his pastorate at Glenelg in April 1887.12

He attended an International Council of Congrgational Churches in 1891 in an unknown place as a South Australian Representative.3

He resigned his ministry of Glenelg on 26 March 1893, and was presented with a salver and a purse of 330 sovereigns.17

In circa 1895 he accepted a call to the Parkside church.12

He finished ministering at at St Andrews Congregational Church in the Adelaide suburb of Glenelg in April 1898 after a period of 36 years.2 At the opening of the new church on 4 December 1898 he was struck by a serious illness.12

Charles died at home on 6 December 1898 at Unley Road, in Adelaide, at age 62 of a stroke.3,1

He was remebered as having:
"a singular gift in prayer, and his sermons were popular and edifying. His name was known and honoured in denominational circles throughout Australia. Gentleness was his great characteristic. He always took the best side of one's character. He gained distinction through his quietness and charm of personality."12

His body was interred at Brighton Cemetery on 8 December 1898 at Adelaide. The funeral was attended by many South Australian luminaries..18

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
1836BirthNorwich, Norfolk3,1
2
1853OccupationPeafield, Norfolk3
1853Note memo only CR CRNewport, Essex3,4
1858Immigratn-new3,5,6
1859Note memo only CR CR4
1859Note memo only CR CR7
1859Note memo only8
1859Note memo only9
1859MarriageMorphett Vale10,1
Note memo only CR CRFreeman Street Congregational Church, in2
1862ResidenceFranklin Street, in Adelaide, South Australia11
1862Note memo only CR CR at Glenelg Congregational Church in the Adelaide suburb of Glenelg12
1863Note memo only CR CR3
1871Note memo only CR CR13
1875Note memo only CR CR12,13
Note memo only CR CR16,13
1876Note memo only CR CR13
1887Note memo only CR CRGlenelg12
1891Note memo only CR CR3
1893Note memo only CR CRGlenelg17
1895Note memo only CR CR12
1898Note memo only CR CR at St Andrews Congregational Church in the Adelaide suburb of Glenelg2
1898Note memo only12
1898DeathUnley Road, in Adelaide3,1
Quotation type 312
1898BurialBrighton Cemetery, in Adelaide18

Family

Harriet Whitridge Baker (c 1835-24 Dec 1920)
Children

Citations

  1. [S864] E-mails from Carole Knight Baker to Tim Hill, 2015- 'Re: WAYTE families query' - 10 March 2015 at 14:49.
  2. [S909] E-mails from John Ryan to Tim Hill, 2016- 'Re: ThoseBefore.com - Reverend Charles Manthorpe' - 20 May 2016 at 07:21.
  3. [S244] The South Australian Register, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1898 'THE LATE REV. C. MANTHORPE.', South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), 7 December, p. 6, viewed 29 April, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article56543021
  4. [S322] The Advertiser (Adelaide, South Australia), Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, Wednesday 7 December 1898.
  5. [S321] The South Australian Advertiser, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1858 'SHIPPING NEWS.', The South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1858 - 1889), 22 December, p. 2. , viewed 29 May 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article786830
  6. [S909] E-mails from John Ryan to Tim Hill, 2016- 'Re: ThoseBefore.com - Reverend Charles Manthorpe' - 20 May 2016 at 07:21 (for date).
  7. [S321] The South Australian Advertiser, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1859 'Classified Advertising', The South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1858 - 1889), 11 April, p. 1. , viewed 29 May 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article791387
  8. [S243] The Adelaide Observer (later The Observer), Adelaide, South Australia, 1859 'MARRIAGE ACT.', Adelaide Observer (SA : 1843 - 1904), 21 May, p. 8. , viewed 29 May 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article158127658
  9. [S881] The South Australian Weekly Chronicle, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1859 'Advertising', South Australian Weekly Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1858 - 1867), 11 June, p. 1. (Supplement to the South Australian Weekly Chronicle.), viewed 29 May 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article96492079
  10. [S321] The South Australian Advertiser, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1859 'Family Notices.', The South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1858 - 1889), 26 October, p. 2, viewed 2 May, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1198547
  11. [S244] The South Australian Register, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1862 'Family Notices.', South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), 26 May, p. 7, viewed 2 May, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50162392
  12. [S458] The Register (Adelaide), Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1924 'CHURCHES AND CHURCH AFFAIRS.', The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), 5 January, p. 12, viewed 2 May, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article57465665
  13. [S909] E-mails from John Ryan to Tim Hill, 2016- 'Re: ThoseBefore.com - Reverend Charles Manthorpe' - 20 May 2016 at 06:57.
  14. [S244] The South Australian Register, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1874 'Family Notices.', South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), 5 September, p. 4, viewed 15 March, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39813915
  15. [S865] Gwyn Campbell David Griffiths and the Missionary “History of Madagascar” p.876.
  16. [S321] The South Australian Advertiser, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1876 'WELCOME TO THE REV. C. MANTHORPE.', The South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1858 - 1889), 13 July, p. 12. , viewed 29 May 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31971060
  17. [S321] The South Australian Advertiser, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1892 'THE REV. C. MANTHORPE.', The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931), 19 December, p. 6, viewed 29 April, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article25344798
  18. [S321] The South Australian Advertiser, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1898 'THE LATE REV. CHARLES MANTHORPE.', The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931), 9 December, p. 6, viewed 29 April, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article29427146
  19. [S243] The Adelaide Observer (later The Observer), Adelaide, South Australia, 1879 'Family Notices.', Adelaide Observer (SA : 1843 - 1904), 12 July, p. 4, viewed 2 May, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article160122415