[Richard Morton Weller] George CHANNER of Ivinghoe was born ca 1779 (i.e. he was aged 51 when he died 28 Nov 1830 and was buried at Amersham, Bucks.)
Father: James CHANNER b: 4 AUG 1748 in Ivinghoe, Bucks., England Mother: Frances DODD b: 9 MAR 1752 in Chenies, Bucks., England
George owned a plantation in Black River, Jamaica at the time of his marriage to Mary WELLER on 16 Jul 1807.
Their children: Mary Elizabeth 1808, George Girdwood 1811, Alfred Taylor 1814, Clara Ann 1816, Emma 1819, Sarah Weller 1821, Alexander Cruikshank 1823, Emily 1825, and Frederick 1828.
Alexander married firstly Maria ILLINGWORTH in 1847 and emigrated to America. He married Margaret PIERCE in 1872. George Girdwood CHANNER was a Colonel in the East India Company and married Susan KENDALL in 1838, Clara married a General Robert SHORTREDE in 1844 and Sarah married a distinguished Anglican clergyman, Canon Frederick CORFIELD, the following year.
A grandson of Mary and George, General George CHANNER, son of George and Susan, was awarded the Victoria Cross when as a 32-year-old Captain inthe Bengal Staff Corps, Indian Army, he jumped into and annihilated a formidable enemy stockade which it was impossible to destroy with artillery because of the denseness of the jungle and the steepness of the terrain. He rose to the rank of General and was appointed CB (Companion of the Order of the Bath.) [end]