Charles Wilson, 1st Baron Nunburnholme
|Charles Henry Wilson|
|Born||22 April 1833|
|Died||27 October 1907|
Together with his brother he expanded the activities of the company, into one of the largest in Britain. He also served as Liberal MP for Hull for thirty years, and in 1906 received the title Baron Nunburnholme.
Charles was the eldest son of Thomas Wilson, the head of Thomas Wilson Sons & Co., a Hull shipping company founded in the Swedish ore trade. He was educated at Kingston College in Hull, along with his brother Arthur, before eventually joining the family business, where they both became joint managers in 1867.
Under the brother's management the shipping company rapidly expanded adding Adriatic, Sicilian, American and Indian services to the pre-existing Norwegian and Baltic trade. In 1891 the company became a private limited company, with capital of £2.5 million, and expanded with the acquisition of Bailey and Leetham (Hull) in 1903; and the shipping interests of the North Eastern Railway in 1908. Wilson was also became chairman of Earle's Shipbuilding, the United Shipping Company and the Hull Steam Fish and Ice Company.
Wilson served as High Sheriff of Hull, and from 1874 to 1905 he was Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) for the Hull constituency, from 1885 representing Hull West. Although opposed to the Boer War, he lent the company's finest vessel, Ariosto, at the government's disposal.
Lord Nunburnholme died at his residence, Warter Priory, Warter, Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire on 27 October 1907 and was buried on 31 October. His eldest son Charles, who had succeeded him as MP for Hull West, inherited the Barony.
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- Sidney, L.P.; Credland, Arthur G. (2004), "Wilson, Charles Henry, first Baron Nunburnholme (1833–1907)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press ; online edn., May 2006
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|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Joseph Walker Pease and
|Member of Parliament for Hull
1874 – 1885
With: Charles Norwood
|New constituency||Member of Parliament for Hull West
1885 – 1906
the Hon. Charles Wilson
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|New creation||Baron Nunburnholme
Charles Henry Wellesley Wilson