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1st Baron cr 1911, of Bodnant in the county of Denbigh (Charles Benjamin Bright M’Laren)

1st Bt cr 1902

Born Edinburgh, 12 May 1850; 3rd s of Duncan M’Laren, MP, Edinburgh, and Priscilla, d of late Jacob Bright, Rochdale, and sister of Rt Hon. John Bright; m 1877, Laura, Lady of Grace of Order of St John of Jerusalem, CBE (d 1933), o d of late Henry Pochin, MP, Bodnant, Denbighshire; one s two d; died 23 Jan. 1934

PC 1908; KC; actively interested in steel, shipbuilding, and colliery undertakings; Chairman of Metropolitan Railway Company, Tredegar Iron and Coal Company, John Brown and Company, and Sheepbridge Coal and Iron Company, and director other colliery companies in the Midlands; owner of considerable estates in Denbighshire, Flintshire, and Carnarvonshire, including the seaside watering-place of Prestatyn

Heir

s Hon. Henry Duncan M’Laren, b 16 April 1879

Education

Edinburgh University (MA); Fergusson Scholar, Hamilton Scholar; University, Bonn, University, Heidelberg

Career

Barrister, Lincoln’s Inn, 1874; QC 1897; practised at Chancery Bar till 1897; MP for Stafford, 1880 and 1885; Leicestershire (Bosworth, 1892–1910; voted for Home Rule Bill, 1886; a Radical; one of founders of Eighty and National Liberal Clubs; JP Denbighshire, Flintshire, Middlesex, and Surrey; original Member of Magistrates Advisory Committees for Leicestershire and Denbighshire; Chm. of British Iron Trade Association, 1909; Associate of Institute of Naval Architects; 3rd class Order of Sacred Treasure; 3rd class Serbian Order of the Takova; Greek Order of the Redeemer

Publications

Our Basic Industries: Coal, Iron, Steel, Machinery, Shipbuilding; a contributor to The Times and other papers on technical and engineering subjects

Recreations

Shooting, forestry, photography

Clubs

Reform, Savile, National Liberal, Eighty, Royal Automobile

Addresses

43 Belgrave Square, SW1

Bodnant, Tal-y-cafn, North Wales

Château de la Garoupe, Antibes, France

Sloane 9445