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Dickens family

The Dickens family are the descendants of John Dickens, the father of the English novelist Charles Dickens. John Dickens was a clerk in the Royal Navy Pay Office and had eight children from his marriage to Elizabeth Barrow. Two were from previous wives, having had ten children overall.

John Dickens was according to his son Charles "a jovial opportunist with no money sense" and was the inspiration for Mr Micawber in David Copperfield.

The family members include:

  • John Dickens (1785–1851)
  • married Elizabeth Barrow (1789–1863); 8 children
  • Frances (Fanny) Elizabeth Dickens (1810–1848)
  • Charles Dickens (1812–1870), English novelist of the Victorian era
  • married Catherine Hogarth (1815–1879); 10 children
  • Alfred Allen Dickens (1813–1813)
  • Letitia Dickens (1816–1893), married Henry Austin, architect and artist
  • Harriet Dickens (1819–1824)
  • Frederick Dickens (1820–1868)
  • Alfred Lamert Dickens (1822–1860), railway engineer
  • Five children
  • Augustus Dickens (1827–1866) moved to Chicago in the United States with Bertha Phillips (1829–1868)
  • Bertram, Adrian and Amy Bertha Dickens
  • Frederick Dickens was the inspiration for Fred, the dissolute brother of Little Nell in The Old Curiosity Shop.


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