Carroll's parents did really well to raise their eleven children to adulthood. Carroll was the first to die, at the age of 66, in 1898 and he had reached the age of 66. The others all died when they were older.

Cholera and infectious diseases raged during his youth and I have seen letters from his family during his childhood which show how worried they were about cholera. And then yesterday. I saw this tragic tombstone in Brompton cemetery. The children were outlived by their mother for only a few years. Their father was Joseph Bonomi, sculptor, traveller and archaeologist, who was the curator of the Soane Museum for years. He died about twenty five years later.