CHARLTON, William (c.1652-85), of Ludford, Herefs.
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Family and Education
Freeman, Ludlow 1676, common councilman 1676-d., town clerk 1679-80, 1681-d.; commr. for assessment, Salop 1679-80.2
Charlton became a lawyer like his father. His appointment by the Ludlow corporation as town clerk in April 1679 was initially approved by the crown, but quashed on a technicality at the instance of Lord Newport. However, Charlton’s father used his extensive interest at Court to procure a royal veto on the rival candidate, and he regained the post in February 1681. A Tory, he was reappointed under the 1685 charter and elected to James II’s Parliament. But he died three days later on 18 Apr. before it met, and was buried at Ludford.3