Charles Burney was an Anglican priest: the Archdeacon of Kingston-upon-Thames from 1879 to 1904.
The son of a clergyman, Burney was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford. He was ordained in 1938 and began his career as a curate at his father's church in Sible Hedingham. He was Vicar of Halstead from 1850 to 1864; Rector of Wickham Bishops from 1864 to 1870 and Vicar of St Mark’s Church, Surbiton, from 1870.
He died on 1 January 1907.