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|22nd February 2005||Link between Lt Chard and Bishop Colenso|
Lt. John Rouse Merriott Chard part of the British force sent to quell King Cetshwayo's power and Bishop Colenso father of the [Zulu] people. Anyone know the link between the two men?
|23rd February 2005||Derek C|
Can't think of one. Chard went there to "build a bridge". Colenso & Durnford, .... yes, I can think of one.
|23rd February 2005||Dave Nolan|
Easy - Same monogram on their pajamas!
|23rd February 2005||Peter Ewart|
Well, they both went to school in Plymouth. Chard also had Cornish ancestry through his paternal grandmother (Colenso also being of a Cornish family of course).
Other than that, Chard had a clerical brother (Rev Charles Edward) who, like Colenso, went up to Cambridge before ordination. (Not to be confused with his contemporary Charles Henry Chard, missionary to India & Burma, but no relation that I know of).
Probably not what you're looking for. I prefer the monogram answer!