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.  He was the brother of Benjamin Hoghton, who was living at Walton Hall.
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