Charles Willis

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Charles Francis Willis (15 April 1827 – 19 November 1895) was an English amateur cricketer.


The younger son of Charles Willis of Hawkhurst in Kent, Willis was a scholar at Corpus Christi College, Oxford between 1845 and 1853, and a fellow to 1857.[1] He was rector of Letcombe Bassett, Berkshire from 1856 to 1876, of Church Brampton, Northamptonshire from 1876 to 1879 and of Bassingham, Lincolnshire from 1879 to his death there in 1895.[1] His brother, William Macbean Willis, was also in holy orders, as curate of Hyde, Kent, then Horsmonden in the same county.[2] Charles Willis married Rose Anne, daughter of Rev. George Parker Cleather, in 1857; they had two sons and four daughters.

Cricket career[edit]

He was mainly associated with Oxford University and Kent, making 10 known appearances in first-class matches from 1847 to 1850.[3]


  1. ^ a b Wikisource:Page:Alumni Oxoniensis (1715-1886) volume 4.djvu/384
  2. ^ Alumni Oxonienses, 1715-1886, pg 1578
  3. ^ Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volumes 3-4 (1841-1854), Lillywhite, 1862

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