Charles Salisbury Butler

Charles Salisbury Butler (1812 – 12 November 1870)[1][2] was a British Liberal Party and Radical politician.

Charles Salisbury Butler
Member of Parliament
for Tower Hamlets
In office
8 July 1852 – 18 November 1868
Preceded byGeorge Thompson
William Clay
Succeeded byActon Smee Ayrton
Joseph d'Aguilar Samuda
Personal details
Died12 November 1870(1870-11-12) (aged 57–58)
Political partyLiberal
Other political
Elizabeth Kingstone (m. 1833)
ParentsJohn Butler
Elizabeth Mary Butt

Family and early lifeEdit

Born in 1812, Butler was the son of John and Elizabeth Mary (née Butt) Butler. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Edward Kingstone, in 1833 and they had eight children: Charles Edward Kingstone (died 1869); John Banks Meek; Elizabeth Lecesne Kingstone; Emily; Sophia; Frances; Rosa Seldon; and Louisa.[2]

Political careerEdit

Butler was elected Radical MP for Tower Hamlets at the 1852 general election[3] and, joining the Liberal Party upon its formation in 1859, he held the seat until 1868 when he stood down.[4][2]

Other activitiesEdit

Butler was also a Justice of the Peace for Middlesex, City of Westminster and the Liberties of the Tower of London as well as Deputy Lieutenant for the latter. He also held the role of Chairman of the Quarter Sessions of the Liberties of Her Majesty's Tower and of the Court of Lieutenancy of the Tower Hamlets, and Chairman of the Divisional Bench of the County of Middlesex. Upon the death of the Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, he jointly and temporarily held the office of Lord Lieutenant of the Tower Hamlets with William FitzGerald-de Ros, 22nd Baron de Ros.[2]


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 2)
  2. ^ a b c d Burke, Bernard (1906). A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain & Ireland. Рипол Классик. p. 244. ISBN 9785883722270. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  3. ^ Weinstein, Benjamin (2011). Liberalism and Local Government in Early Victorian London. Boydell & Brewer. p. 91. ISBN 9780861933129. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  4. ^ Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832–1885 (e-book) (1st ed.). London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 978-1-349-02349-3.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Thompson
William Clay
Member of Parliament for Tower Hamlets
With: Acton Smee Ayrton (18571868)
William Clay (18521857)
Succeeded by
Acton Smee Ayrton
Joseph d'Aguilar Samuda