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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

THE TIMES, 25th may 1886
Military Appointments
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.

His Bride to be

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.

John chatlton Kinchant married 29apr1881
to Eva caroline Lynch
they divorce in 1889

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.  

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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