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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


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


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


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


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


Shooting, forestry, photography


Reform, Savile, National Liberal, Eighty, Royal Automobile


43 Belgrave Square, SW1

Bodnant, Tal-y-cafn, North Wales

Château de la Garoupe, Antibes, France

Sloane 9445