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The Right Honourable
 Charles Seale-Hayne 

In office
18 August 1892 – 21 June 1895
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister William Gladstone
The Earl of Rosebery
Preceded by The Lord Windsor
Succeeded by The Earl of Hopetoun

Born 22 October 1833 (1833-10-22)
Died 22 November 1903 (1903-11-23)
Mayfair, London
Nationality British
Political party Liberal

Charles Hayne Seale-Hayne PC (22 October 1833 – 22 November 1903) was a British businessman and Liberal politician. He served as Paymaster-General between 1892 and 1895 in the Liberal administrations of William Gladstone and the Earl of Rosebery.

Political career

Called to the bar in 1857, Seale-Hayne was Liberal Member of Parliament for Ashburton, Devon, from 1885 until his death in 1903.[1][2] He served under William Gladstone and later the Earl of Rosebery as Paymaster-General from 1892 to 1895[3] and was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1892.[4] Apart from his political career he was also the first Chairman of the Dartmouth and Torbay Railway.

Personal life

Seale-Hayne died in November 1903, aged 70, in Mayfair, London, and was buried in Kensal Green Cemetery.[5] In his will he endowed an industrial college near Newton Abbot. Seale-Hayne College opened in 1919, later becoming part of the University of Plymouth.


Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Ashburton
Succeeded by
Harry Trelawney Eve
Political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Windsor
Succeeded by
The Earl of Hopetoun


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