Charles Wedderburn Dickson

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Charles Wedderburn Dickson
Unofficial Member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong
In office
28 May 1902 – 17 May 1906
Appointed bySir Henry Arthur Blake
Preceded byJ. J. Bell-Irving
Succeeded byE. A. Hewett
Unofficial Member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong
In office
28 May 1902 – 17 May 1906
Appointed bySir Henry Arthur Blake
Preceded byJ. J. Bell-Irving
Succeeded byW. J. Gresson
Personal details
Born(1863-02-23)23 February 1863
Died1934
Spouse(s)Frances Emmeline, née Parkes

Charles Wedderburn Dickson (23 February 1863 – 1934) was the director of Jardine Matheson & Co. and member of the Executive Council and Legislative Council of Hong Kong.

Son of W. Dickson and Christina Keswick, daughter of William Keswick of the Jardine Matheson, he was educated in Scotland and arrived in Hong Kong in 1884 and lived in Shanghai from 1894 to 1897. He became the director of Jardine Matheson from 1900 to 1906.[1] He was also the Deputy Chairman of Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation and director of various local companies.

Dickson married to Frances Emmeline Parkes, young daughter of Sir Harry Smith Parkes, British minister at Tokyo and Peking. They had two daughters, Dorothy Parkes Dickson born in 1895 and Mabel Dickson born in 1900.[2]

In 1908 he chose to come overland across America. On arrival he purchased Friars Carse in Dumfrieshire which remained the family home until Fanny sold it to the Post Office (presumably as a retirement home) and moved to the Station Hotel where she lived for the rest of her life.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Descendants of Keswick Progenitor - Fourth Generation". The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  2. ^ a b "Charles Wedderburn DICKSON". The Cobbold Family History Turst.
Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Preceded by
James Jardine Bell-Irving
Unofficial Member
1902–1906
Succeeded by
William Jardine Gresson
Political offices
Preceded by
James Jardine Bell-Irving
Unofficial Member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong
1902–1906
Succeeded by
Edbert Ansgar Hewett