Meteorologist and astronomer b. 19 Sept. 1846 in Streatham, , eighth son of William Carpmael, a well-known patent agent, and Sarah Pitt; m. 22 June 1876 Julia McKenzie in Toronto, and they had one son and one daughter; d. 21 Oct. 1894 in Hastings, England.
Charles Carpmael received his elementary education at the Clapham Grammar School under Charles Pritchard, later Savilian professor of astronomy at the University of Oxford. He earned a mathematics scholarship to the University of Cambridge in 1865, and he was sixth wrangler at graduation in 1869. Elected a fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge, in 1870, that same year he joined a British expedition to Spain, where he took spectroscopic observations of the corona during an eclipse of the sun.
Buried at West Norwood Cemetery