Charles Pierre Melly

Charles Pierre Melly is another of Liverpool's famous sons, born in Tuebrook, Liverpool on 25 May 1829 he was the son of Andre Melly of Geneva and Ellen Maria Melly (nee Greg, whose family hailed from Wilmslow in Cheshire.


Tuebrook in those days was part of the countryside outside of the centre of Liverpool and Charles Melly was born in a small cottage 100 yards to the north of St. John the Baptist’s church on the corner of Ivy Lea. was educated at the Royal Institute School, Liverpool, and at Rugby, which he entered at the same time as his brother George. He maintained his family's Unitarian affiliation. On 9 October 1854 he married his cousin Louise Forget (1825–1899) at the Cathedral of St Pierre, Geneva, where they had both been christened. They made their home at his parents' house, Riversley, Mossley Hill, Liverpool, and had seven sons and a daughter.

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