Charles Seale-Hayne

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The Right Honourable
Charles Seale-Hayne
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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

Charles Hayne Seale-Hayne PC (22 October 1833 – 22 November 1903) was a British businessman and Liberal politician. 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.[1][2] He served under William Ewart Gladstone and later the Earl of Rosebery as Paymaster-General from 1892 to 1895[3] and was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1892.[4] 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.[5] 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.


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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