CHARLTON, St. John (d.1742), of Apley Castle, Salop.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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8 June 1725 - 1734

Family and Education

1st s. of John Charlton of Apley Castle and Totteridge, Herts. by Anne, da. of Sir Richard Chiverton of Clerkenwell, ld. mayor of London. m. Arabella, da. of Maj.-Gen. Edward Braddock, 1s. suc. fa. 6 Sept. 1720.

Offices Held

Capt. R.N. 10 Nov. 1709.


A friend of Lord Henry Newport’s,1 Charlton, after an uneventful career in the navy, was returned for Bridgnorth on the Whitmore interest. An independent Whig, he voted consistently with the Opposition. In 1734 he gave up the seat to Thomas Whitmore, soon afterwards returning to sea under his old admiral, Sir John Norris.2 He died Sept. 1742.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: J. B. Lawson


  • 1. John Sambrooke to W. Forester, 16 Sept. 1733, Willey Pk. mss.
  • 2. J. Charnock, Biog. Navalis, iv. 6-7.