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THE TIMES, 17th May 1867
The following is a list of successful candidates in the recent Examnations at Chelsea Hospital for Direct Commissions:- May 1867
No.35 J.C.Kinchant. marks 2105
THE TIMES, 1st February 1778
11th Hussars:- Lieut. John Charlton Kinchant
to be Capt . on Augmentation
Army List, August 1878
KINCHANT, John Charlton; CAVALRY - 11TH (PRINCE ALBERT'S OWN) HUSSARS
THE TIMES, 25th may 1886
It is stated that Lieutenant - Colonel J.Charlton Kinchant
has been selected to succeed Colonel Walter Balfe in comnmand of the 11th Hussars.
The London Gazette 12 june 1886
War Office Pall Mall
11th Hussars: Lieut. Col. John Charlton Kinchant
has been appointed to command the Regiment.
1881 census source RG11; Piece: 1159; Folio: 123; Page: 16 place Portsea Island, Landport, Hampshire dwelling Queens Hotel Osbourne Rd John C Kinchant visitor 35 captain Hussars Waterdine shropeshireHis Bride to be
1881 census source RG11 Piece 18 folio 124 page 44 place Paddington ed3 Dwelling schedule 142 , 31 Cleavland Square Thomas Lynch Merchant Eva C Lynch Dau 20
THE TIMES, 18th November 1887
The War Office, Pall Mall,
!1th Hussars, Liet.Col andCol. John Charlton Kinchant retires
on retired pay with the honorary rank of Major General.
Lloyds Weekly 24 november 1889, DIVORCES
A Smart Hussar and his Wife
The petition of Major -general Kinchant, formerly of the 11th Hussars, for restitution of conjugal right, came for hearing in the divorce court, on Tuesday The respondent answered pleading cruelty, and prayed for a judicial seperation. On the case being called Mr. Inderwick ( for the respondent) applied for an adjounment on the ground that an amended petition had just been filed by his client for a divorce.
Mr. Crump, Q.C., opposed the application. He said that there were three acts of cruelty alledged, extending over eight years. The admended petition was only served on General Kinchant that day in the corridor outside the Court.
Mr. Justice Butt refused the application. He suposed that the notice for resitition of conjugal rights an non compliance were admitted. Mr. Inderwick said that was so. He opened the case, after which he called Mrs Eva Caroline Kinchant, the respondant. She deposed that she married General Kinchant on April 28th 1881, at St Georges Hanover Sq. Her maiden name was lLynch. Her husband at that time was an officer in the 11th Hussars, Before marriage he had told her he only owed 100L, to his tailor and trades people. They went to Paris for the Honeymooon, and while there he told her that he owed a greeat deal of money. He said that unless the amount was paid he would be turned out of his regiment. Mr. Middleton:- Did he tell you how much he owed?
Witness:- He said it was a good many thousands, but how many he could not tell. Did he tell you how these debts were incurred?-
Generally, he said though betting and through the expenses incurred in belonging to a "smart regiment" and that he had to borrowed money to live at all. Examination continued: She was tremendously decieved She was married absolutly under false pretences for her money, and for nothing else. Her husband told her that if she did not apply to her father forv the money he would be disgraced for ever. Afterwards she learnt from her father that the amount was over 12,000L. She found her husband to be a pearson of violent temper. Her married life had been one long missery. On manny occasions he was violent towards her. He treated her more like one of his private soldiers than his wife. He caught hold of her and flung her against the bedpost She had large bruise on her head. He has sworn at her. ON another occasion he caught hold of her and struck her across the eyes with the back of his hand. There were bruises on her arms and shoulders.
Her father had allowed her 1000L a year, but after he paid her husbands debts he reduced the allaowance to 800L. Her husband always held the money. She left him as she was wretched. Cross-examnined by Mr. Crump Qq.C., Had writtten affectionate letters to her husband because she was frightened of him and under intimidation. She was in bodily terror of him. She knew that he was in an expensive regiment. Did you make inquiry about his means? I was far to young. I was only 19 when i married. Cross examination continud: She was only engaged 6 weeks. She had a horror of debt that she would never have married a pearsonwho owed money.
Jane Bennett, lady's maid to Mrs. Kinchant, said that the petitioner was of a violent temper and "a most hard man" Had seen him push his wife violently. She fell against the door ; Had seen bruises on her head, so that witness could not dress her hair properly. Her head was tender for a long time ; Had seen bruises upon her on other occasions. Once he swore at her.
Mrs Ethel Pichen, of Stoke Devonport, said that General Kinchant was a violent man. Had often seen the respondant in tears.
Mr. Thomas Lynch, of Pont Street, father of Mrs. Kinchant, said that his daughter became engaged to General Kinchant while he was in the south of France. Upon the petitioner telling him that he was only in debt to his tailor and tradesmen he gave his consent to the marriage. Afterward he found out that the debts were very considerable. He paid 12,467L for debts; otherwise General Kinchant represented that he would be turned out of the regiment.
This being the respondent's case Mr. Crump Q.C., called General charlton Kinchant, the petitioner who said he was a retired major general. At the time he was a captian in the 11th Hussars , and an ajutant of the Yeomanry . Before he was engaged to Miss Lynch he had told her of his debts. The occasion was after a dance and theatricals. he asked her in Chaff when she was going to be married, and she said "when are you?" He had told her he thought he owed too much money. She then said "Youmust find a nice girl with plenty of money" The "Hare having been started" he proposed to her. He said that he dared say that her paps would allow thwem 2000L a year, and that they could get on with that. As far as he knew, he lived u[pon the most happy terms with his wife. At times he had grave occasions for fault findind. He would kiss her five or six times a day for four or five years. He denided that he was ever cruel towards her. He never siezed her by the arm or put a finger upon her. He never struck a woman in his life.
Cross Examined; It was understoood after his debts were paid that he would not get into debt again. Had never seen his wife intears. He did not think that she could cry, with the exception of the time her mother died.
Mr Justice Butt: He did not tell Mr. Lynch that he was in debt before he married. He never spoke to his father-in-law about money matters. The court, which sat till a late hour, then adjouned till next Tuesday.
J C Kinchant aged 45 on passenger list "The City of New York" depart Liverpool & Queenstown arrive New York 14apr1892 First Name: J. C. Last Name: Kinchant Ethnicity: England Last Place of Residence: Date of Arrival: Apr 14, 1892 Age at Arrival: 45y Gender: M Marital Status: Ship of Travel: City of New York Port of Departure: Liverpool & Queenstown Manifest Line Number: 0031
7th British Columbia election, 1894 Party Candidate Votes % Government William Adams 147 21. Opposition John Charlton Kinchant 95 13.79% Opposition Robert McLeese 142 20.61% Government Samuel Augustus Rogers 167 24.24% Government Hugh Watt 138 20.03%
8th British Columbia election, 1898 Party Candidate Votes % Opposition Hans Lars Helgesen 218 28. Government Joseph Hunter 173 22.82% Opposition John Charlton Kinchant 195 25.73% Government Samuel Augustus Rogers 172 22.69%
9th British Columbia election, 1900 Party Candidate Votes % Conservative Joseph Hunter 302 31. Progressive Harry Jones 201 20. Progressive John Charlton Kinchant 177 18. Conservative Samuel Augustus Rogers 289 29.
PROBATE John Charlton Kinchant of the Priory Horley Surrey died 26th November 1923 . aged 79 Probate LONDON 28 February to Trevor Jocelyn Mathews and Stuart Low barristers Effects £1631 14s 3d resworn £1137 16s
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