Children of Charles & Emma Darwin
The first of Darwin's children was born on December 27, 1839.
He was a graduate of Christs College at Cambridge University,
and was a banker in Southampton. He married Sara Ashburner from
New York, but they had no children. William died in 1914.
Born on March 2 1841, and died at the age of ten (she may have
had tuberculosis) on April 23, 1851. It was the death of Annie
that radically altered Darwins belief in Christianity.
Born on September 23, 1842 but died a few weeks later on October
Emma Darwin ("Etty")
Born on September 25, 1843 and married Richard Buckley Litchfield
in August of 1871. She lived 86 years and edited Emma's (her
mother) personal letters and had them published in 1904. She
had no children.
Born on July 9, 1845. He was an astronomer and mathematician,
and became a Fellow of the Royal Society (sort of like the American
National Academy of Science) in 1879. In 1883 he became the
Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy at
Cambridge University, and was a Barrister-at-Law. He studied
the evolution and origins of the solar system. George married
Martha (Maud) du Puy from Philadelphia. They had two sons, and
two daughters. He died in 1912.
Born on July 8, 1847 and died in 1926. She never married and
had no children.
Born on August 16, 1848. He became a botanist specializing in
plant physiology. He helped his father with his experiments
on plants and was of great influence in Darwin's writing of
"The Power of Movement in Plants" (1880). He was made
a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1879, and taught at Cambridge
University from 1884, as a Professor of Botany, until 1904.
He edited many of Darwin's correspondence and published "Life
and Letters of Charles Darwin" in 1887, and "More
Letters of Charles Darwin" in 1903. He also edited and
published Darwins Autobiography. He married Amy Ruck but
she died when their first child, Bernard, was born in September
of 1876. He then married Ellen Crofts in September of 1883,
and they had one daughter, Frances in 1886. Francis was knighted
in 1913, and died in 1925.
Born on January 15, 1850. He became a soldier in the Royal Engineers
in 1871, and was a Major from 1890 onwards. He taught at the
School of Military Engineering at Chatham from 1877 to 1882,
and served in the Ministry of War, Intelligence Division, from
1885-90. He later became a liberal-unionist MP for the town
of Lichfield in Staffordshire 1892-95, and was president of
the Royal Geological Society 1908-11. Leonard married Elizabeth
Fraser in July of 1882. He married a second time, but had no
children and died in 1943.
Born on May 13, 1851. He was a graduate of Trinity College,
Cambridge, and became an engineer and a builder of scientific
instruments. In 1885 he founded the Cambridge Scientific Instrument
Company. He was the Mayor of Cambridge from 1896-97, and was
made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1903. Horace married Emma
Farrer in January of 1880 and they had three children. He died
on December 6, 1856 but died on June 28 1858.