Ernest Tritton

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"The Norwood Division"
Tritton as caricatured by Spy (Leslie Ward) in Vanity Fair, May 1897

Sir Charles Ernest Tritton, 1st Baronet (4 September 1845 – 28 December 1918) was an English banker and politician.

Early life[edit]

Charles Ernest Tritton was born on 4 September 1845. He was the son of Joseph Tritton, of Lombard Street. He was educated at the Rugby School. He graduated from Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he received a BA in 1868.[1]

Career[edit]

Tritton was a member of the banking firm of Barclay, Bevan and Tritton in Lombard Street, a senior partner in the firm of Brightwen and Co., bill-brokers and banking agents, London, and a director of the UK Temperance and General Provident Institution, 1897.

From 1892 to 1906 he was Conservative MP for Norwood Division of Lambeth. In 1905 he was created Baronet.

Philanthropy[edit]

He was involved in several philanthropic and religious institutions. He was Vice-Chairman of the Hospital Sunday Fund and Chairman of its Finance Committee, Vice-Chairman of the London City Mission, Chairman of the Princess Christian's Hospital for British Wounded in South Norwood, and President of Norwood Cottage Hospital. He was also a Member of the Board of Management of the British Home for Incurables[2] (latterly The British Home) and Vice-President of both the British and Foreign Bible Society and the Church Missionary Society.

Personal life[edit]

In 1872 he married Edith, the second daughter of Frederick Green. The couple had one son and two daughters.

Death and legacy[edit]

He died on 28 December 1918 and was buried at West Norwood Cemetery. He was succeeded as baronet by his son Alfred Ernest Tritton (8 June 1873 – 2 September 1939), who married Agneta Elspeth, daughter of W. M. Campbell, in 1898; they had one son and three daughters.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tritton, Ernest (TRTN865CE)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ Gordon Cook. The Incurables Movement - an illustrated history of The British Home. 
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Lynn Bristowe
Member of Parliament for Norwood
18921906
Succeeded by
George Frederic Stewart Bowles