Charles Chaplin (elder)

Charles Chaplin (30 May 1759 – 28 August 1816) was an English Member of Parliament (MP). A graduate of St John's College, Cambridge,[1] Chaplin was the brother-in-law of Lord George Manners-Sutton, who married Chaplin's only sister Diana.[2]

He was appointed High Sheriff of Lincolnshire in 1785.[3] He was one of the two MPs for Lincolnshire from 1802 until his death in 1816, aged 57.


  1. ^ "Chaplin, Charles (CHPN776C)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. ^ Some Account of the Military, Political and Social Life of the Right Hon. John Manners, Marquis of Granby, Walter Evelyn Manners, Macmillan and Co., London, 1899
  3. ^ "No. 12619". The London Gazette. 5 February 1785. p. 73.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Gilbert Heathcote and
Robert Vyner
Member of Parliament for Lincolnshire
With: Sir Gilbert Heathcote, to 1807
Charles Anderson-Pelham, from 1807
Succeeded by
Charles Anderson-Pelham and
William Cust