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Charles Roberts D'Esterre (c1876-1943). Early aviator.
1902 May. Applied for two patents with Charles Stewart Rolls for improvements to engines
1915 Had an astronomical observatory at Tatsfield, Surrey
1920 Listed as a pioneer in Aviation who as a British subject had gained his licence in France 
1943 September 12th. Died age 67. Wife of Katherine Cecelia. Of Montpelier Hotel, Budleigh Salterton.