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Charles Robert Cockerell

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Charles Robert Cockerell (1788-1863) was an English architect, archaeologist, and writer

1788 April 27th. Born in London, the third of eleven children of Samuel Pepys Cockerell, educated at Westminster School from 1802, where he received an education in Latin and the Classics.

From the age of sixteen, he trained in the architectural practice of his father, who held the post of surveyor to East India House, and several London estates.

From 1809 to 1810 Cockerell became an assistant to Robert Smirke, helping in the rebuilding of Covent Garden Theatre

1828 June 4th. Married Anna Maria Rennie the daughter of John Rennie (the elder)

1863 September 17th. Died.

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