Sir Charles Hamilton, 1st Baronet

Sir Charles Edward James Louis William John Hamilton, 1st Baronet (28 May 1845 – 15 Nov 1928) was an English businessman and Conservative politician.

Hamilton was the son of John Hamilton of Liverpool and his wife Jessy Kemble. He was a Director of the North Wales Taper Co. and of McCorquodale & Co. He was a member of Liverpool Corporation for nine years and was Lieutenant-Colonel of the 8th Lancashire Rifle Volunteers. He retired from the volunteers in 1881 with permission to retain his rank. He was a J.P. for Lancashire and Liverpool City.[1]

Hamilton was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Rotherhithe in 1885.[2] He held the seat until he stood down at the 1892 general election,[3] when he was created Baronet of Cadogan Square on 21 November 1892.[4][5] He was appointed High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire in 1906.[6]

Hamilton lived at Mayfield, Shooter's Hill, Kent. He died at the age of 83 when the baronetcy became extinct.

Hamilton married Mary McCorquodale in 1876, and they two daughters, Winnie and Maud Kemble. He is buried at Greenwich Cemetery in London.


  1. ^ Debretts Guide to the House of Commons 1886
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "R" (part 2)
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 48. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
  4. ^ the
  5. ^ "No. 26347". The London Gazette. 22 November 1892. p. 6581.
  6. ^ "No. 27890". The London Gazette. 27 February 1906. p. 1433.

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