Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameCharles BUXTON
Birth1822
Death1871
EducationTrinity College Cambridge
MotherHannah GURNEY (1783-1872)
Marriage7th Feb 1850
SpouseEmily Mary HOLLAND
Birth1824
Death1908
MotherMargaret Emma CALDWELL (1792-1830)
Children
Birth1852
Death1934
Notes for Charles BUXTON
MP East Surrey.

From Wikipedia

Charles Buxton (18 November 1823 – 10 August 1871) was an English brewer, philanthropist, writer and Member of Parliament.

Buxton was born in Cobham, Surrey, the third son of Sir Thomas Buxton, 1st Baronet, a notable brewer, MP and social reformer, and followed in his father's footsteps, becoming a partner in the brewery of Truman, Hanbury, Buxton, & Co in Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London, and then an MP. He served as Liberal MP for Newport, Isle of Wight (1857–1859), Maidstone (1859–1865) and East Surrey (1865–1871). His son Sydney Buxton was also an MP and governor of South Africa.

On 7 February 1850, he married Emily Mary Holland, the eldest daughter of physician Henry Holland (physician to Queen Victoria and later president of the Royal Institution).

Following his father's death, Buxton commissioned architect Samuel Sanders Teulon to design the Buxton Memorial Fountain to commemorate his father's role, with others, in the abolition of slavery. The fountain was initially erected in Parliament Square but was later moved to its current position in Victoria Tower Gardens, Westminster. It carries the dedication: Erected in 1865 by Charles Buxton MP in commemoration of the emancipation of slaves 1834 and in memory of his father, Sir T Fowell Buxton, and those associated with him: Wilberforce, Clarkson, Macaulay, Brougham, Dr Lushington and others.

He produced Memoirs of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, Baronet, with Selections from his Correspondence, first published in 1848. He later wrote a history, Slavery and Freedom in the British West Indies, published in 1860.

From Venn’s

Adm. pens. (age 17) at TRINITY, Sept. 19, 1840. 3rd s. of Sir Thomas Fowell, Bart., of Bellfield and Runton, Norfolk.
B. Nov. 18, 1822, at Cromer.
Matric. Michs. 1841; Scholar, 1844; B.A. 1845; M.A. 1850.
A partner in the firm of Truman, Hanbury and Co., brewers, of Spitalfields, London.
Visited Ireland, 1852, and purchased an estate in Kerry, making it a model of cultivation in a few years.
M.P. for Newport (Isle of Wight) 1857-9; for Maidstone, 1859-65; for East Surrey, 1865-71.
A liberal politician who advocated the principle of the protection of private property during war and worked for the amendment of International Law in the interests of peace.
An advocate of church reform, of disestablishment and of security of tenure in Ireland.
Of Foxwarren, Cobham, Surrey.
Married Emily Mary, dau. of Sir Henry Holland, Bart., Feb. 7, 1850.
A good architect, who designed the fountain near Westminster Abbey, erected by himself as a memorial to his father's antislavery work.
Died Aug. 10, 1871.
Author, Memoir of Sir T. F. Buxton, and political pamphlets.
Brother of Edward N. (1830), etc.; father of Bertram H. (above) and Sydney C. (1872). (Burke, P. and B.; D.N.B.)
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