Charles Binns (c. 1786 – April 28, 1847) was a lawyer, businessman and political figure in Prince Edward Island. He represented Prince County from 1818 to 1820 and Charlottetown from 1831 to 1838 in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island.

Charles Binns
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island
In office
Personal details
Bornc. 1786
DiedApril 28, 1847
Occupationlawyer, businessman and political figure

Binns, thought to have been born in Yorkshire, was trained as a lawyer in England. In 1809, he set up an agency at Charlottetown with James Bardin Palmer intended to supply a partner in England with products exported from the island. In the same year, he married Elizabeth Clarke. After his business venture failed, Binns became a barrister on the island, acquired land there and also became a land agent for other land owners. He served as deputy colonial secretary, solicitor general from 1818 to 1820 and acting attorney general from 1819 to 1820. He also was a captain in the island's militia. Binns was opposed to changes to the land ownership system on the island. After becoming ill, he did not run for reelection in 1839. Binns died in Charlottetown in 1847.

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