Charles Hindley (politician)

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Charles Hindley (25 June 1796–1 December 1857) was a Member of Parliament for Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire from 1835 until his death in 1857.

Hindley was the son of Ignatius and Mary Hindley, a Moravian family who owned a cotton mill. He was active in social reform. One of the first streets in South Australia's capital, Adelaide, Hindley Street, was named after him.

In late November 1857 Hindley fell ill and his doctor, Robert Bentley Todd, prescribed "Six pints of Brandy to be drunk in 72 hours" as a cure for an unknown illness. He did not survive and died in Westminster aged 61. A similar fate befell Dr Todd three years later when he also died through an excess of alcohol.



  • Nevell, Mike (1994). The People Who Made Tameside. Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council. ISBN 1-871324-12-2. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Williams
Member of Parliament for Ashton-under-Lyne
Succeeded by
Thomas Milner Gibson