Charles Henry Aldous

#54395, b. 1876, d. March 1955

Individual's Timeline

Birth1876Charles Henry Aldous
Marr RegMarch 1938Charles Henry Aldous1
Death RegMarch 1955Charles Henry Aldous2
Death11 March 1955Charles Henry Aldous3
Probate16 July 1955Charles Henry Aldous4

Primary events

  • Birth: Charles Henry Aldous was born in 1876 in Batavia, Genesee, New York, USA.
  • Marr Reg: The marriage of Charles and Elsie Ellen Bales was registered in the quarter ended March 1938 in the St Faith's registration district.1
  • Death Reg: Charles's death was registered in the quarter ended in March 1955 in the Norwich registration district. (His age calculates to 79 years).2
  • Death: Charles died on 11 March 1955 in 102 College Road, Norwich, Norfolk, England, (Aged 79 years, worked back from recorded birth date).3
  • Probate: His estate was probated on 16 July 1955. His executors were chartered accountants, and The estate was valued at £5,430.4

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Charles was a photographer and artist, According to 'early Photographers of Norfolk', his studio was at 18 White Lion Street.

Census details

Some aspects of Charles Henry Aldous's life. There is a movie made by Charles in 1908 on the Web -

The waterways known as the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads are a unique feature of East Anglia. These shallow lakes, linked by narrow rivers, were mostly man-made, formed by the digging of peat for fuel in the 12th century. They have since developed into a major part of the county’s leisure industry, with sailing craft being designed to perform well in shallow narrow water. John Loynes is credited with pioneering the boat hire business in 1878, the popularity of which grew throughout the 1900’s. Many sailing clubs sprang up and Horning sailing club traditionally held an annual regatta to celebrate the boats and sailors who sailed on the Broad. This early film shows some of the races that took place at the regatta in 1908.There was little wind to add excitement to the competition on the day. The boats were mainly gaff rigged, with sails designed to make the most of the winds above the tree line.

For other visitors, there were a number of pleasure steamers operating around the Broads, offering ticket holders a ride on the waterways. The film shows the pleasure steamer, "Queen of the Broads" making her way triumphantly through proceedings, fully-laden with Broads sightseers.
The final scenes show the prize giving for race winners. Everyone wore their best clothes for the event and so the film provides a good record of Edwardian fashion.

The footage was produced by professional photographer, Charles Aldous who ran his business from White Lion Street. His vantage point was the bank by the Swan Inn. - See more at:

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Research Notes

  • Research note 01: Charles' birth place was USA in early census, but changed to Norfolk. His occupation stayed the same, so I believe he is the same person..

Children of Charles Henry Aldous and Elsie Ellen Bales

  • Charles A Aldous
  • Peter M Aldous


  1. Find my past web sites, online or, First name(s)      CHARLES H
    Last name      ALDOUS
    Marriage quarter      1
    Marriage year      1938
    Registration month      -
    MarriageFinder™      CHARLES H ALDOUS married
    Spouse's last name      BALES
    District      ST. FAITHS
    District number      -
    County      Norfolk
    Country      England
    Volume      4B
    Page      166
    Record set      England & Wales marriages 1837-2008
    Category      Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
    Record collection      Marriages & divorces
    Collections from      Great Britain.
  2. Find my past web sites, online or, Name:      ALDOUS, Charles H
    Registration district:      Norwich
    County:      Norfolk
    Year of registration:      1955
    Quarter of registration:      Jan-Feb-Mar
    Age at death:      81
    Volume no:      4B
    Page no:      815.
  3. Website ( "Name:      ALDOUS, Charles H
    Registration district:      Norwich
    County:      Norfolk
    Year of registration:      1955
    Quarter of registration:      Jan-Feb-Mar
    Age at death:      81
    Volume no:      4B
    Page no:      815."
  4. Website ( "
    England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 about Charles Henry Aldous
    Name:      Charles Henry Aldous
    Probate Date:      16 Jul 1955
    Death Date:      11 Mar 1955
    Death Place:      Norwich
    Registry:      Norwich."
  5. International Genealogical Index (IGI), Name:     Charles Henry Aldous
    Event Type:     Other
    Event Date:     1914-1915
    Event Place:     , Norwich, Norfolk, England
    GS Film Number:     002149020
    Digital Folder Number:     004620791
    Image Number:     00578

    Citing this Record:
    "England, Norfolk Register of Electors, 1844-1952", index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 23 Mar 2014), Charles Henry Aldous, 1914-1915.