The son of a clergyman, Charles Fitzgeffrey was born in Fowey, Cornwall, attended Broadgates Hall (Pembroke College) Oxford (B.A. 1597, M.A. 1600) and was Rector of St. Dominick, Cornwall (1603-37). He was an acquaintance of John Davies of Hereford and Francis Rous (who has a commendatory poem in Fitzgeffrey's Drake). Commendatory verses by Fitzgeffrey appears in Davies of Hereford's Microcosmos (1603), Sylvester's Du Bartas (1605) and William Vaughan's Golden Grove (1608).
Sir Francis Drake. 1596.
Caroli Fitzgeofridi affaniae: sive epigrammatum libri tres, Cenotaphia. 1601.
Death's sermon unto the living. 1620.
Elisha his lamentation for his owne ... the subject of a sermon. 1622.
The curse of corne-hoarders: with the blessing of seasonable selling. 1631.
The blessed birthday celebrated. 1634.
Compassion towards captives. 1637.
God's blessing upon the providers of corn. 1648.
Poems, ed. A. B. Grosart. 1881.