Charles Campbell Ross

Charles Campbell Ross

Charles Campbell Ross (born London 1849–?) was a British politician and banker based in Penzance, Cornwall. Educated at Brighton College, he was leading member of the Penzance Borough Council in the 1880s serving as mayor 5 times in 1877, 1878, 1879, 1881 and 1883 [1]. During this period he was also member of parliament for the St Ives constituency (1881–1885) as a member of the Conservative Party. The General Election of 1885 was "fiercely contested" and he was defeated by the Liberal candidate, Sir John St. Aubyn [2]..

His family home and estate in Penzance are now the Morrab Library and Morrab Gardens. He also held the positions of borough magistrate, county magistrate and Hon Secretary of the West Cornwall Infirmary [3]. The Ross bridge in Penzance is named after Charles Ross[1].

Charles Ross was a major partner in the Penzance Bank otherwise known as Batten, Carne and Carne with major branches in Penzance and Devonport, a position he inherited from his Grandfather the well known Cornish banker and geologist Joseph Carne FRS. In 1896 the Penzance bank ceased trading and was wound up by in 1897. Following the collapse of Penzance bank Charles Ross moved to London and became a curator of a museum in the East of the city [1].


  1. ^ a b c PAS Pools History of the Borough and Town of Penzance 1974
  2. ^ The Times, Friday, May 15, 1908; pg. 12; Issue 38647; col F "Obituary. Lord St. Levan."
  3. ^ Kelly's Directory of Cornwall. 1883. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Charles Reed
Member of Parliament for St Ives
1881 – 1885
Succeeded by
Sir John St Aubyn

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