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The Mander baronetcy, of The Mount, Tettenhall Wood, in the County of Staffordshire, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 8 July 1911 in the Coronation honours of King George V, for Sir Charles Tertius Mander, English varnish manufacturer (and as such Royal Warrant holder) and public servant.

Coat of arms[edit]

Mander armorial achievement, College of Arms, 1911

Arms: Gules, on a pile invected erminois, three annulets interlaced, two and one of the field.

Crest: On a wreath of the colours, a demi-lion couped ermine holding in the paws two annulets interlaced fessewise gules, between two buffalo horns of the last.

Mantling: Gules and or.

Motto: Vive Bene ('Live Well').

Livery: Blue, yellow facings, brass buttons.

Mander baronets, of The Mount (1911)[edit]

  • Sir Charles Tertius Mander (16 July 1852 – 8 April 1929), JP, DL, was the eldest son of Charles Benjamin Mander, of The Mount. He was uniquely four times mayor of Wolverhampton 1892-6, an honorary freeman of the borough, a colonel in the Staffordshire Yeomanry, and the first of the Mander family to serve as High Sheriff of Staffordshire. He was an active philanthropist in many public causes. He was a progressive industrialist and manufacturer as first chairman (1924) of Mander Brothers Ltd., the family paint and varnish works, but also in many other companies, including a Midland electrical company credited with the invention of the spark plug. He was created a baronet in the baronetage of the United Kingdom for his public services on 8 July 1911.
  • Sir Charles Arthur Mander (25 June 1884 – 25 January 1951), JP, DL, TD, the second Baronet, was the elder son of Charles Tertius by Mary Le Mesurier Paint, of Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was twice mayor of Wolverhampton, and an honorary freeman of the borough; he was High Sheriff of Staffordshire. He shot for England, fought in Egypt, Syria, and Palestine in World War I, where he was wounded at Beersheba in 1917, and after the decisive battle of Megiddo entered Damascus in triumph with General Allenby. He was managing director of Mander Brothers Ltd., served on over 65 committees and organisations at one time, was in demand as an authoritative public speaker, and presented early radio programmes. He was President of Rotary International for Britain and Ireland. In the USA, he was made an honorary chief Red Crow of the Blackfoot tribe in Montana when he gave the address at the dedication of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, the first national park to be so dedicated, in 1932.[citation needed]
  • Sir Charles Marcus Mander (22 September 1921 – 9 August 2006), the third Baronet, was the only son of Charles Arthur by Monica Neame, of Kent. He fought with the Coldstream Guards in World War II in Italy, where he was gravely wounded in the fierce fighting by Monte Camino in October 1943. He was High Sheriff of Staffordshire. He was a director of Mander Brothers, and redeveloped the centre of Wolverhampton, establishing the Mander Shopping Centre and Mander Square on the site of the 18th-century family works in 1968. He developed a township for 11,500 people at Perton outside Wolverhampton on the family agricultural estate, which had been requisitioned as an airfield during World War II. He was chairman of a number of national property development and investment companies, and farmed in Gloucestershire.
  • Sir (Charles) Nicholas Mander (born 23 March 1950), the elder son of Charles Marcus by Dolores Brödermann of Hamburg, is the present baronet. He lives at Owlpen Manor in Gloucestershire.
  • (Charles) Marcus Septimus Gustav Mander (born 1976), a barrister of the Middle Temple, the eldest son of Charles Nicholas by Karin Margareta Norin, of Stockholm, is the heir apparent to the baronetcy.

Other family members[edit]

See also[edit]



  • Sir Geoffrey Le Mesurier Mander (ed), The History of Mander Brothers (Wolverhampton, 1955)
  • C. Nicholas Mander, Varnished Leaves: a biography of the Mander Family of Wolverhampton, 1750–1950 (Owlpen Press, 2004) [with genealogy]
  • Official Roll of the Baronets (Standing Council of the Baronetage, 2006)
  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors), Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,[page needed]
  • Leigh Rayment's list of baronets

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