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Charles Essenhigh Corke, artist and photographer, son of Charles Corke, butcher and Mary Corke [Essenhigh] Printer friendly version

Charles Essenhigh Corke was born on 17th October 1852 in Sevenoaks to Charles Corke and Ellen Essenhigh. He married Alice Miskin in c1880 and embarked on a highly successful career as a photographer, artist and painter. Up until his death in 1922, Charles Essenhigh Corke photographed and painted most of the grand properties of West Kent including Knole, Hever Castle and Ightham. Many of his paintings were used to illustrate books including Old Sevenoaks and to make highly popular postcards.

His eldest son Henry Essenhigh Corke followed in his father's footsteps as a photographer and artist and in 1912 published "Wild Flowers as they grow" in three volumes


Date Type Information Source
 
17th Oct 1852BornIn the Parish of Sevenoaks, KentPublic records
 
28th Nov 1852ChristenedAt St. Nicholas Parish Church in the Parish of Sevenoaks, KentSevenoaks Parish Registers
 
c 1878MarriedAlice MiskinEstimated date
 
3rd Apr 1881CensusAt 39 London Road in the Parish of Sevenoaks, Kent; Charles Corke, M, Head, married, age 28, born Sevenoaks, Kent; occupation: artist1881 Census
Sevenoaks, Kent
 
c 1882Birth of a daughterMary AliceEstimated date
 
3rd Oct 1883Birth of a sonHenry Essenhigh in the Parish of Sevenoaks, KentPublic records
 
c 1884Birth of a daughterDaisy Essenhigh in the Parish of Sevenoaks, KentEstimated date
 
1885Birth of a sonLaurence Essenhigh in the Parish of Sevenoaks, Kent1891 Census
 
1888Birth of a daughterBeatrice Essenhigh in the Parish of Sevenoaks, Kent1891 Census
 
1889RiverheadRiverhead, Sevenoaks painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1890Birth of a daughterNora Essenhigh in the Parish of Sevenoaks, Kent1891 Census
 
1890The High Street and London RoadThe High Street and London Road, Sevenoaks photographed by Charles Essenhigh CorkePrivate collection
 
16th Dec 1896Birth of a sonDouglas Essenhigh in the Parish of Sevenoaks, KentSevenoaks Parish Registers
 
1900The ShamblesThe Shambles, Sevenoaks by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1900RiverheadRiverhead, Sevenoaks photographed by Charles Essenhigh CorkePrivate collection
 
1900Sevenoaks Fair in 1850Sevenoaks Fair in 1850 drawn by Charles Essenhigh CorkeOld Sevenoaks
 
1900The Old Curiosity Shop and Houses, High Street in 1862The Old Curiosity Shop and Houses, High Street in 1862, Sevenoaks drawn by Charles Essenhigh CorkeOld Sevenoaks
 
1900Old Cottage at The Vine from a print of 1800Old Cottage at The Vine from a print of 1800, Sevenoaks drawn by Charles Essenhigh CorkeOld Sevenoaks
 
1900Bethlehem Farm House from a print of 1800Bethlehem Farm House from a print of 1800, Sevenoaks drawn by Charles Essenhigh CorkeOld Sevenoaks
 
1900Vine Court HouseVine Court House, Sevenoaks by Charles Essenhigh CorkeOld Sevenoaks
 
1900The Old Pound, Vine TavernThe Old Pound, Vine Tavern, Sevenoaks drawn by Charles Essenhigh CorkeOld Sevenoaks
 
1900South West Front, Knole HouseSouth West Front, Knole House, Sevenoaks drawn by Charles Essenhigh CorkeOld Sevenoaks
 
1900The Seven OaksThe Seven Oaks, Sevenoaks drawn by Charles Essenhigh CorkeOld Sevenoaks
 
1900Kippington Lodge in 1860Kippington Lodge in 1860, Sevenoaks drawn by Charles Essenhigh CorkeOld Sevenoaks
 
1900Brittains FarmBrittains Farm, Sevenoaks drawn by Charles Essenhigh CorkeOld Sevenoaks
 
1900Market day in 1860, High StreetMarket day in 1860, High Street, Sevenoaks drawn by Charles Essenhigh CorkeOld Sevenoaks
 
1900Morants Court Hill in Coaching DaysMorants Court Hill in Coaching Days, Sevenoaks drawn by Charles Essenhigh CorkeOld Sevenoaks
 
1900Old pack horse roadOld pack horse road, Sevenoaks drawn by Charles Essenhigh CorkeOld Sevenoaks
 
1900Old Houses and Church, from Grammar SchoolOld Houses and Church, from Grammar School, Sevenoaks drawn by Charles Essenhigh CorkeOld Sevenoaks
 
1900Old Cottages, High StreetOld Cottages, High Street, Sevenoaks drawn by Charles Essenhigh CorkeOld Sevenoaks
 
c 1900The Ashdown ForestThe Ashdown Forest painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
c 1900Hartfield Lych GateHartfield Lych Gate, Hartfield painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
c 1900Eridge CastleEridge Castle, Eridge painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
c 1900Speldhurst ChurchSpeldhurst Church painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
c 1900Speldhurst Old InnSpeldhurst Old Inn painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
c 1900Ruins, Bayham AbbeyRuins, Bayham Abbey, Frant painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
c 1900Scotney CastleScotney Castle, Lamberhurst painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
c 1900LamberhurstLamberhurst painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
c 1900LamberhurstLamberhurst painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
c 1900BrambletyeBrambletye, Forest Row painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
c 1900EynsfordEynsford painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1902Green Court (West), KnoleGreen Court (West), Knole, Sevenoaks painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1902Stone Court, KnoleStone Court, Knole, Sevenoaks painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1902South Front, KnoleSouth Front, Knole, Sevenoaks painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1904Penshurst Place, from the gardenPenshurst Place, from the garden painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1904West View, Hever CastleWest View, Hever Castle, Hever painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkePrivate collection
 
1905Otford CastleOtford Castle painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1905OtfordOtford painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1905High Street and London RoadHigh Street and London Road, Sevenoaks painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1905The Colonnade, KnoleThe Colonnade, Knole, Sevenoaks painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1905Ightham Mote CourtyardIghtham Mote Courtyard painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1905Ightham MoteIghtham Mote painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1905The Seven OaksThe Seven Oaks, Sevenoaks painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkePrivate collection
 
c 1905High StreetHigh Street, Sevenoaks photographed by Charles Essenhigh CorkePrivate collection
 
1906West Front, KnoleWest Front, Knole, Sevenoaks painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1907Upper High StreetUpper High Street, Sevenoaks painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1907Ightham Mote, South FrontIghtham Mote, South Front painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1907Ightham Mote, from the Bowling GreenIghtham Mote, from the Bowling Green painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1907The Rose Garden, KnoleThe Rose Garden, Knole, Sevenoaks painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1908Dianas Bath, Penshurst PlaceDianas Bath, Penshurst Place painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1908Penshurst PlacePenshurst Place painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1908St. Nicholas Parish ChurchSt. Nicholas Parish Church, Sevenoaks painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1908The Brown Gallery, KnoleThe Brown Gallery, Knole, Sevenoaks painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1908The Leicester Gallery, KnoleThe Leicester Gallery, Knole, Sevenoaks painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1908The Rhododendron and Azalea Garden, AshgroveThe Rhododendron and Azalea Garden, Ashgrove, Sevenoaks painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1908A Garden Walk, Penshurst PlaceA Garden Walk, Penshurst Place painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1909North West Front, KnoleNorth West Front, Knole, Sevenoaks painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1909The Great Hall, KnoleThe Great Hall, Knole, Sevenoaks painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1909The Cartoon Gallery, KnoleThe Cartoon Gallery, Knole, Sevenoaks painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1909King James I Bedroom, KnoleKing James I Bedroom, Knole, Sevenoaks painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1909Ightham VillageIghtham Village painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1909Ightham MoteIghtham Mote painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1909Sunset view from the High StreetSunset view from the High Street, Sevenoaks painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeEnglish Homes and Villages
 
1909Entrance Hall, Hever CastleEntrance Hall, Hever Castle, Hever painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkePrivate collection
 
1910Pergola, Italian Garden, Hever CastlePergola, Italian Garden, Hever Castle, Hever painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkePrivate collection
 
1910Italian Garden, Hever CastleItalian Garden, Hever Castle, Hever painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkePrivate collection
 
1910The Courtyard, Hever CastleThe Courtyard, Hever Castle, Hever painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkePrivate collection
 
1910Banqueting Hall, Hever CastleBanqueting Hall, Hever Castle, Hever painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkePrivate collection
 
1910Upper St JohnsUpper St Johns, Sevenoaks photographed by Charles Essenhigh CorkePrivate collection
 
22nd Feb 1922DiedPublic records
 
Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Cork, Corke, Corks family records
  
The ancestral pedigree of Charles Essenhigh Corke, artist and photographer
 
  
 Richard Corkem: 21st Nov 1805 Eynsford, KentKerenhappuch Woodhams 
 b: c 1780  b: c 1785
  
          
Charles  Isaac Silas Ann John Alfred Henry Frederick 
b: 1813 Sevenoaks, Kent  b: 1817 Sevenoaks, Kent
ch: 21st Mar 1817 St. Nicholas Parish Church
 b: 1819 Sevenoaks, Kent
ch: 1st Aug 1819 St. Nicholas Parish Church
 b: 1822 Sevenoaks, Kent
ch: 2nd Jun 1822 St. Nicholas Parish Church
 b: 1824 Sevenoaks, Kent
ch: 23rd May 1824 St. Nicholas Parish Church
 b: 1826 Sevenoaks, Kent
ch: 18th Jun 1826 St. Nicholas Parish Church
 b: 1826 Sevenoaks, Kent
ch: 18th Jun 1826 St. Nicholas Parish Church
 b: 1828 Sevenoaks, Kent
ch: 5th Dec 1828 St. Nicholas Parish Church
 
   Edward                 
   b: 1815 Sevenoaks, Kent
ch: 3rd Feb 1815 St. Nicholas Parish Church
                 
                    
Grandfather record
   
   
 
   
1st marriage Charles Corke
butcher
m: c 1850Mary Essenhigh 
 b: 1813 Sevenoaks, Kent  b: 1814 Dartford, Kent
  
  
 Charles Essenhigh 
 b: 17th Oct 1852 Sevenoaks, Kent
ch: 28th Nov 1852 St. Nicholas Parish Church
d: 22nd Feb 1922
 
    
Parental record
   
   
 
   
 Charles Essenhigh Corke
artist and photographer
m: c 1878Alice Miskin 
 b: 17th Oct 1852 Sevenoaks, Kent
ch: 28th Nov 1852 St. Nicholas Parish Church
d: 22nd Feb 1922
  b: 1858 Rochester, Kent
  
        
 Mary Alice Henry Essenhigh Daisy Essenhigh Laurence Essenhigh Beatrice Essenhigh Nora Essenhigh Douglas Essenhigh 
 b: c 1882
d: 1884
 b: 3rd Oct 1883 Sevenoaks, Kent
d: 1919
 b: c 1884 Sevenoaks, Kent
d: 1887
 b: 1885 Sevenoaks, Kent
d: 1968
 b: 1888 Sevenoaks, Kent
d: May 1970
 b: 1890 Sevenoaks, Kent b: 16th Dec 1896 Sevenoaks, Kent
ch: 31st Jan 1897 St. Nicholas Parish Church
d: 23rd Dec 1978
 
                 
Family record
 
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