Kelsall, Charles (1782 -1836)

Charles Kelsall, the son of Thomas Kelsall, of Greenwich, was born in 1782 and educated at Eton, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was admitted a Fellow Commoner 1 November 1800, age eighteen. He travelled much on the Continent, and wrote several books, using the pseudonyms Zachary Craft and Arpinas Laurea. He was the author of A letter from Athens addressed to a friend in England (London, 1813); The two last pleadings of Cicero against Verres translated with notes (1813); Phantasm of a University: with prolegomena (London, 1814); Idea of a constitution for Italy (1814); Constantine and Eugene, &c.; a political dialogue, by Junius Secundus. Brussels (1818); Classical excursion from Rome to Arpino (Geneva, 1820); A letter to the Society of the Dilletanti, on the works in progress at Windsor by Mela Britannicus (London, 1827); and Horæ Viaticæ; the author Mela Britannicus (London, 1836). Part of his library was sold by Sotheby & Son at auction in London on 1 July 1831. The arms, which are the ancient arms of Kelsall of Kelsall, in Tarvin, in Cheshire, are attributed by Burke's General Armory to Thomas Kelsall Esq, perhaps the father of Charles, with the crest of An eagle's head erased, and the motto Meliora sequentur. Venn says ‘perhaps sometime Colonel of the 70th Regiment’.

Seat / Residence(s): Greenwich, Kent
Library Auction Details: Sotheby & Son (1 July 1831)
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Kelsall, Charles (1782-1836)   (Stamp 1) Title: Kelsall, Charles (1782 - 1836) (Stamp 1)
Arms: Ermine a bend engrailed sable
Dimensions (height x width): 35mm x 32mm
Heraldic Charges: bend engrailed