I suspect the Christopher Fearon you are looking for is my gggrandfather Christopher Augustus Fearon b. Portsmouth 1788, died Sydney NSW 1866 at his property “Kishnagur”, which was situated about where Eastwood is now. CAF was married twice and fathered five children with his first wife Elizabeth (Noad, b. London 22 Oct 1794) and another nine with his second wife Grace Adriana (du Moulin, b. 1822). CAF was a trader/factor in China before and at the time of the Opium Wars. There is/was a Fearon Street in Shanghai named after him. CAF was appointed Vice Consul at Canton on 28 November 1825 (I have the original Warrant, signed and sealed by George IV). On 15 June 1843, CAF was appointed Consul after the death of the Consul (and business partner James Ilbury – firm name was Ilbury, Fearon & Co.). The Consulate was transferred to Hong Kong on 24 April 1844 (I have the original Patent of Commission). CAF’s first wife Elizabeth died at Lintin Island on 31 March 1838. As no foreign women were permitted at Canton (business only) all families lived at Lintin. When the trading port was moved to Hong Kong after the Opium Wars, Elizabeth’s remains were re-buried at the old protestant cemetery at Macau. CAF was 59 when he married Grace (22yrs), the last of the nine children he fathered with Grace was born when he was 76 years old.
I can give you full details of the main and cadet lines of the family from CAF. I have some (more fuzzy) details back from CAF.
Briefly, Christopher Augustus’ children with Elizabeth were: - Samuel Turner Fearon b.1819 d. c 1860 - Charles Augustus Fearon b. 2/9/1820 d 1/3/1882 m. 1/1/1851 Ellen Caldecott Smith (b.1830 d.1884) - Elizabeth Noad Fearon b.1822 - Anne Fearon b.15/1/1831 m. Col. Caldecott Smith - Robert Inglis Fearon b.17/3/1837 d.8/1/1897 m.17/1/1866 Mary Hutton (b.1847 d.1931)
CAF’s children with Grace were: - Grace Fearon b.1847 m. William Wheeler - James Sturgis Fearon b.1849 d. 1920 m. Emily Wood (d.1934) - Augustine Heard Fearon b.1851 m. Mabel Tibbets - William Foster Knowles Fearon b.1853 m.1887 Jane Montgomery Foster (b.1863 d.1935) - Charlotte Fearon b. 1855 m.?Sherlock - Henry Eldred Fearon b.23/8/1857 d. 1877 - Jane du Moulin Fearon b.9/1/1860 m. Septimus Daly - Ellen Joanna Singleton Fearon b. 23/8/1862 d.1948 m. Anthony Weaver - Charlotte Fearon b.1864 d.186?
My ggrandfather was William Foster Knowles Fearon, who had three children: - Lancelot Low Foster Fearon b.1889 Kobe d.1941 Shanghai - Augustus Foster Fearon b. 1890 Kobe d 1930 Tientsin - Millicent b.1892 Kobe m.Edric Brett
My grandfather was Augustus Foster Fearon, who had two sons: - Basil William Fearon b.1921 Kobe d.1997 Canberra (my father) - Derek Henry Fearon b.1923 Tientsin