Dr Charles Percy Pinckney F.R.C.P.

Male, Person Number1162, b. 28 April 1901, d. 1982
RelationshipsNephew of George Pinckney
4th great-nephew of Robert Pinckney
11th great-grandson of Thomas Pynkeney
23rd great-grandson of Guermond Picquigni
7th great-nephew of Roger Pinckney I
1st cousin 8 times removed of Philip Pinckney
Birth*28 Apr 1901Dr Charles Percy Pinckney F.R.C.P. was born on 28 Apr 1901 at Sumatra,
He was the son of William Percy Pinckney and Heidi Englehardt
Census1911*2 Apr 1911Dr Charles Percy Pinckney F.R.C.P. appeared in the 1911 census at Southey Hall Southey Road, Worthing, Sussex, England, ; RG 14 / 5339.1
Marriage*1934He married Norah Manisty Boucher in 1934 at Kensington, England, ; apr-may-jun 1a 250.2
Death*1982Dr Charles Percy Pinckney F.R.C.P. died in 1982 at Bracknell, Berkshire, England, ; jan-feb-mar 19 0027.3
Anecdote*1997Extract from A short history of St George's Hospital and the origin of it's ward names.


Charles Pinckney, or 'Charlie P' as he was affectionately known by collegues, friends and countless students of St. George's Hospital, was the first paediatrician to be appointed at the hospital, as previously one of the general physicians had been in charge of diseases of childhood.

Charles Percy Pinckney, to give him his hull name, was born in 1901, and educated at Cambridge, and then at St George's Hospital. After qualification, he undertook a number of appointments at St. George's before becoming Resident Assistant Physician in 1929.

In 1931, Pinckney was appointed as a neurologist to King George V Hospital at Ilford, and in 1932 he became Physician to the Victoria Hospital for Children, Tite Street, where he served until the hospital closed in 1964, when he helped to transfer the beds to the new St. George's Hospital at Tooting. Charles Pinckney also held appointments to the Windsor Group of Hospitals, and to the Chailey Heritage Hospital for Handicapped Children.

In 1938 he was appointed Physician in Children's Diseases to St. George's Hospital, in succession to Dr. T. F. McNair Scott, a general physician with an interest in paediatrics, and he remained in this post until his retirement at the age of 65. Soon after his retirement, he was persuaded to return to look after the staff, which he did so for a further four years, in the process endearing himself to another generation of St. George's nurses and students.

Charles Pinckney was a most engaging and delightful man, it was said he never lost his temper, and always appeared to have time for everyone. He loved his hospital, and it was only during Wimbledon fortnight which he adored that he was not seen regularly. Sadly, he died in 1982, two years after the ward was named for him. 


Norah Manisty Boucher b. 19 Mar 1905, d. 1988
Children 1.Caroline Gay Pinckney
 2.David Charles Pinckney
Last Edited14 Oct 2011


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  2. [S13] Marriage Registration.
  3. [S14] Death Registration.