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Sir Charles Tertius Mander, 1st Baronet JP, DL (16 July 1852 – 8 April 1929) was a Midland manufacturer (and as such Royal Warrant holder), philanthropist and public servant, of Wolverhampton, England.

Sir Charles Tertius Mander, 1st Baronet
Born16 July 1852
Died8 April 1929
The Mount, Tettenhall Wood, Staffordshire, England
Resting placeMander family vault, St Peter's, Wolverhampton
ResidenceThe Mount, Tettenhall Wood
EducationRugby School
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
Occupationpublic servant, industrialist, philanthropist
Home townWolverhampton
SuccessorSir Charles Arthur Mander, 2nd baronet
Political partyConservative
Board member ofMander Brothers, Thomas Parker
Spouse(s)Mary LeMesurier Paint
Children2 sons, Charles Arthur and Gerald Poynton; one dau., Daisy St Clair
Parent(s)Charles Benjamin Mander and Sophia Weaver
WebsiteCharles Tertius Mander



Mander was the eldest son of Charles Benjamin Mander, of a family of early industrialists and public servants prominent in the public and civic life of Wolverhampton since 1745. He was educated at Rugby School and at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.[1]

Among many public offices, Charles Tertius Mander was uniquely four times mayor of Wolverhampton 1892-6; an alderman; was awarded the honorary freedom of the borough; and was the first of the family to serve as High Sheriff of Staffordshire in 1903. He also served for many years in the Staffordshire Yeomanry (Queen's Own Royal Regiment), as captain from the 1890, as major from March 1902,[2] and lastly as colonel.

He was a progressive industrialist and manufacturer as senior partner and then first chairman of Mander Brothers (1923), the family paint and varnish works founded by his great-grandfather in 1773. He was also active in many other companies, including Thomas Parker, a Midland electrical company credited with the invention of the sparking plug, the monoblock engine and the carburettor.

He was a landowner, sportsman and pioneer motorist. In 1909 he extended his house at The Mount (since 1955 a hotel) in neo-Renaissance style to the designs of Edward Ould (of Liverpool), who also worked for his cousin Theodore at Wightwick Manor, considered one of the most notable Arts and Crafts movement houses in England.

He was created the first Baronet of the Mount, Tettenhall Wood, in the Coronation honours of George V for his public services on 8 July 1911.


He married Mary le Mesurier Paint, the daughter of Canadian Member of Parliament Henry Nicholas Paint, at Halifax in 1883, and had three children.

He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his elder son, Charles Arthur Mander (1884–1951).

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Mander, Charles Tertius (MNDR870CT)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. ^ "No. 27419". The London Gazette. 25 March 1902. p. 2081.


  • Sir Geoffrey Le Mesurier Mander (ed), The History of Mander Brothers (Wolverhampton, n.d. [1955])
  • Nicholas Mander, Varnished leaves : a biography of the Mander family of Wolverhampton, 1750-1950. (Dursley: Owlpen Press. 2004.) ISBN 0-9546056-0-8 (chapters 8–12).
  • Burke's Peerage and Baronetage (var. editions)
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
New creation
(of The Mount)

Succeeded by
Charles Arthur Mander
Political offices
Preceded by
James Saunders
Mayor of Wolverhampton
Succeeded by
Stephen Craddock

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