July 6, 1800, Lausanne, Switzerland.
December 12, 1870, Vevey, Switzerland.
Charles was the son of Alphonse Louis Recordon (Alphonse Recordon?) and Marguerite Clerc, and husband of Louise Catherine Walther.
Ordained in 1824, he served as pastor of the French Protestant Church of Florence, Italy (1829–31). Back in Switzerland, he became a preacher of the oratory of Vevey (nucleus of the future Free Church) where he co-founded the Société pour la Sanctification du Dimanche in the canton of Vaud (1834).
In 1840, he gave up his position in the national church, as he no longer supported government involvement in ecclesiastical matters.
Soon after he joined the Darbyites, where he ministered three decades and was first editor of their magazine Le Messager Évangélique, founded in 1860.
He was known as a writer, poet and hymnist, and collaborated on the 1855 Vevey translation of the New Testament. His other works include: