John Thompson Charlton
Charlton was born in Hull, Yorkshire, England, the son of Thomas Charlton and his wife Rebecca, née Thompson and was baptised on 21 June 1826. Charlton married Hannah Elizabeth Breeze on 30 September 1850 at St. Mary, Lambeth, Surrey, and the couple emigrated to Australia.
Career in Australia
Charlton was elected member of the Victorian Legislative Council for Ripon, Hampden, Grenville and Polwarth in December 1853, a position he held until he resigned in September 1854. The resignation was probably linked to his insolvency proceedings in November 1854 as Members of Parliament could not be bankrupt.
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- "DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE". The Argus (Melbourne) (2331). Victoria, Australia. 28 October 1854. p. 5. Retrieved 29 December 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
|Victorian Legislative Council|
| Member for Ripon, Hampden, Grenville and Polwarth
December 1853 – September 1854
With: James Thomson 1853–1854
Colin Campbell 1854