Born: June 3, 1826, London, England.
Died: June 7, 1905, London, England.
Buried: Kensal Green Cemetery, London, England.
Charles was the son of Robert William Steggall and Martha Pettit, and husband of Henrietta Kenwrick (married about February 1859, Marylebone, London).
He was educated at Cambridge (BMus & DMus, 1851) and studied at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) under William Sterndale Bennett. He later became a professor at the RAM, and was an examiner for the DMus degree at Cambridge in 1882.
He played the organ at Christ Chapel, Maida Hill (1847); Christ Church, Lancaster Gate (1855); and Lincoln’s Inn (1864 until his death).
He composed many hymn tunes, and edited Church Psalmody (1849) and Hymns for the Church of England (1865).