Charles Tyldesley Rhodes was born in 1811/2. He was the son of Charles William Rhodes and Mary Ann Rhodes née Tyldesley who were married on 14 January 1811. It follows that he was the great-great-great-grandson of Thomas Tyldesley 1657-1715, The Diarist—and a descendant of Thurstan Tyldesley MP, who was a feoffee of the Manchester School in the 16th century.
On 20 October 1820, at the age of 9, Charles Tyldesley Rhodes was admitted to the school [FN1]:
Charles, son of the late C. Rhodes, gent., Knutsford, Cheshire (9) 20 October 1820"Charles Tyldesley, son of Charles William and Mary Ann Rhodes, baptized on the 22nd day of January 1812." Par. Reg.The family removed from Knutsford many years ago.
1. The Admission Register of the Manchester School Vol III 1807-1837, Editor: Jeremiah Finch Smith, 1874 (Chetham Society Vol 1874)