Charles Charleston was born in Calcutta in 1871, he married Martha Scott in Rangoon in 1891. Martha died shortly after the birth of their son Henry in 1897, Henry also died within days. in 1920, Charles was known as Carl and he married Ida Butt or Roach in Bombay. Charles and Ida had 3 children. In 1933 The children emigrated to Edinburgh, Ida also emigrated to Emigrated to Edinburgh and it was there that she died in 1970.

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DNA Match

Descendants of both Ellen Charleston and Carl Charlston have had their DNA analysed by ancestry.com which discovered a close match (4th cousin level) between the two family lines.

I believe that this DNA path must have been from John Charleston through his son Charles and Daughter Ellen.

My theory is that Charles Charleston become known as Carl Charlston around the time that he married Ida May Butt or Roach, this is supported by letters and photographs in the possesion of descendants of Charles's brother, John Joseph (or Sam) Charleston.