Charles Seale-Hayne

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The Right Honourable
Charles Seale Hayne
Charles Seale-Hayne.jpg
In office
18 August 1892 – 21 June 1895
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone
The Earl of Rosebery
Preceded by The Lord Windsor
Succeeded by The Earl of Hopetoun
Personal details
Born (1833-10-22)22 October 1833
Died 22 November 1903(1903-11-22) (aged 70)
Mayfair, London
Nationality British
Political party Liberal
Arms of Hayne: Or, on a fess invected azure a rose argent seeded of the first barbed vert between two plates in chief a greyhound courant sable[1]

Charles Hayne Seale Hayne PC (22 October 1833 – 22 November 1903) of Fuge House in the parish of Blackawton and of Kingswear Castle, Dartmouth harbour, both in Devon, was a British businessman and Liberal politician, serving as Member of Parliament for Ashburton in Devon, from 1885 until his death in 1903.[2][3] He served as Paymaster-General between 1892 and 1895 in the Liberal administrations of William Ewart Gladstone and the Earl of Rosebery.

Political career[edit]

Called to the bar in 1857, Seale Hayne was Liberal Member of Parliament for Ashburton, Devon, from 1885 until his death in 1903.[4][5] He served under William Ewart Gladstone and later the Earl of Rosebery as Paymaster-General from 1892 to 1895[6] and was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1892.[7] Apart from his political career he was also the first Chairman of the Dartmouth and Torbay Railway.

Personal life[edit]

Seale Hayne died in November 1903, aged 70, in Mayfair, London, and was buried in Kensal Green Cemetery.[8] In his will he endowed a farming and food science college near Newton Abbot. Seale-Hayne College opened in 1919, later becoming part of the University of Plymouth.


  1. ^ Burke, Sir Bernard, Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain, Vol.I, London, 1871, p.605, pedigree of "Seale Hayne of Fuge House and Kingswear Castle"[1]
  2. ^ "No. 25541". The London Gazette. 18 December 1885. p. 6133.
  3. ^ House of Commons: Arundel to Ayrshire South
  4. ^ "No. 25541". The London Gazette. 18 December 1885. p. 6133.
  5. ^ House of Commons: Arundel to Ayrshire South
  6. ^ Mr Charles Seale-Hayne
  7. ^ "No. 26320". The London Gazette. 26 August 1892. p. 4881.
  8. ^

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Ashburton
Succeeded by
Harry Trelawney Eve
Political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Windsor
Succeeded by
The Earl of Hopetoun