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Spencer Calmeyer Charrington (14 October 1854 - 26 February 1930) was a landowner and member of the Charrington brewing family.[1]

Born in Barkingside, he was the eldest son of Spencer Charrington (who was later Conservative Party MP for Mile End) and his wife Alethe Charlotte Pauline née Calmeyer.[1] He spent his childhood at the Charrington residence, Hunsdon House, near Ware, Hertfordshire.[2]

He entered Trinity College, Cambridge in 1874 and graduated with a B.A. in 1878 and an M.A. in 1881.[1] In 1884 he married Alice Brown of Great Amwell, Hertfordshire.[2]

Charringtons Brewery was based in the East End of London, where it was a major employer. Members of the family were frequently elected to local bodies largely due to the votes of their workforce. Charrington was elected to represent Tower Hamlets on the London School Board in 1879.[3] He served a single three-year term, and did not seek re-election.

He moved to Winchfield, Hampshire, where he was lord of the manor (his father having purchased the title for him).[4] He was a deputy lieutenant for the county and held a commission in the Hampshire Carabineers Yeomanry.[5]

His son, Harold Vincent Spencer Charrington, pursued a career in the army, rising to the rank of brigadier.

He died in Winchfield in 1930 aged 75, and was buried in the churchyard there. A memorial was also erected in Hunsdon Parish Church.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Charrington, Spencer Calmeyer. A Cambridge Alumni Database.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Spencer Calmeyer Charrington. Find-A-Grave.
  3. "London School Board Elections". The Daily News. 29 November 1879. 
  4. Parishes: Winchfield. A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 4.
  5. Arthur Charles Fox-Davies (1905). Armorial families: a directory of gentlemen of coat-armour (5th edition).

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