Charles C Ingham, an American painter, born in Dublin in 1797, died in New York, Dec. 10, 1863. He studied at the academy of Dublin, and obtained a prize for his "Death of Cleopatra." He settled in New York in 1817, and was one of the founders of the national academy of design, and its vice president from 1845 to 1850. Among his works, besides many female portraits, are "The Laughing Girl," "White Plume," "The Flower Girl," and " Day Dream."
Charles Christopher Pepys Cottenham, earl of, an English chancellor, born April 29, 1781, died April 29, 1851. He was educated at Cambridge, studied law, was called to the bar in 1804, appointed solicitor general to Queen Adelaide in 1830, and solicitor general to the king in 1833. In July, 1831, he entered parliament through the interest of Earl Fitzwilliam. In 1834 he became master of the rolls, in 1835 a commissioner of the great seal, and in 1836 lord high chancellor of England, which office he held till September, 1841. On Oct. 5, 1845, by the death of his elder brother, Sir William Weller Pepys, the baronetcy conferred on his father in 1801 devolved on him. In August, 1846, he again became lord chancellor, retiring in June, 1850, when he was made an earl. In politics he was a consistent liberal.
Charles City, a S. E. county of Virginia, bounded S. by James river, N. and E. by the Chickahominy; area, 184 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 4,975, of whom 3,153 were colored. It was one of the eight original shires into which Virginia was divided in 1634. The chief productions in 1870 were 55,269 bushels of wheat, 111,244 of Indian corn, and 47,578 of oats. There were 355 horses, 880 milch cows, 926 other cattle, and 3,903 swine. Capital, Charles City Court House.
Charles Clerke, an English navigator, born in 1741, died Aug. 22, 1779. He was educated at the naval academy of Portsmouth, and made his first voyage round the world as midshipman under Commodore Byron. In 1708 he sailed round the world a second time, accompanying Capt. Cook in the Endeavor, and was raised to the rank of lieutenant. In 1776 he was placed in command of one of the ships which formed the Cook squadron, and on the death of Capt. Cook in 1779 he succeeded to the chief command. The hardships which he was compelled to endure while searching for a passage between Asia and America broke down his health, and he expired off the coast of Kamtchatka, and was buried at Petropavlovsk.
Charles Colle, a French dramatist and song writer, born in Paris in 1709, died Nov. 3, 1783. He was appointed by the duke of Orleans, the son of the regent, his reader and private secretary, and during 20 years wrote plays for the private theatre of the duke. He also wrote songs, which have more merit than his plays, and were in the same vein with those of his imitators, Desaugiers and Beranger. The plays have been published under the title of Theatre de societe, and the songs in two volumes.