Hoghton, Sir Charles

Sir Charles Hoghton (c1644-1710) succeeded his father in 1678, residing at Hoghton Tower. He was elected as MP for Lancashire in 1679, 1681 and 1689, served as deputy lieutenant and county magistrate and was a notable supporter of the county’s leading Whig, Lord Brandon. He continued the family’s support for dissenters, presenting Thomas Birch as vicar of Preston and maintaining a dissenting meeting house at Tockholes. [1] He was the brother of Benjamin Hoghton, who was living at Walton Hall.

[1] ‘Hoghton, Sir Charles, 4th Bt. (c.1644-1710), of Hoghton Tower, Lancs. | History of Parliament Online’, accessed 25 July 2018, http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1660-1690/member/hoghton-%28houghton%29-sir-charles-1644-1710.

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