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Dickens family

Summary
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. Their second child and eldest son was Charles Dickens, whose descendants include the novelist Monica Dickens, the writer Lucinda Dickens Hawksley and the actors Harry Lloyd and Brian Forster. 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 Elizabeth Dickens (1810–1848) married Henry Burnett in 1837 and had two sons: ::1. Henry Augustus Burnett (1839–1849) ::2. Charles Dickens Kneller Burnett (1841–1881) :* Charles Dickens (1812–1870), English novelist of the Victorian era ::married Catherine Hogarth (1815–1879); 10 children :::1. Charles Cullifo
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