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Charles William Chipchase Henderson

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Charles William Chipchase Henderson (c1849-1915), chairman of the Consett Iron Co

1915 Obituary [1]

CHARLES WILLIAM CHIPCHASE HENDERSON died at The Riding, Hexham, on December 3, 1914, at the age of sixty-six. He was educated at Winchester School, where he distinguished himself in athletics.

He was one of the best-known men on the Newcastle Exchange, being very largely interested in both the iron and coal trades. He was chairman of the Consett Iron Company, succeeding the late Sir David Dale in that position. He was also connected with a number of collieries, being managing director of the Bedlington Coal Company, and also director of a number of important undertakings. He was also a director of the Northumberland Coal Owners Association.

He had a long and honourable association with hunting and racing, and was even more widely known in connection with sport than in business. In politics he was a Unionist, and frequently presided at meetings in the Hexham Division, but, though often urged to do so, he always declined to contest the seat himself. For more than twenty years he held a commission in the Northumberland Hussars, retiring with the rank of major in 1896.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1895.

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