Charles William Wharton

Charles William Wharton

Male 1934 - 2013  (79 years)

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  • Name Charles William Wharton 
    Born 1934 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Sep 2013 Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I3594 Wharton One Name Study
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2017 

    Father Ancestors Charles Wharton,   b. 28 Jan 1905, Mautby, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1992, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Marion Rose Chittleburgh,   b. 1 Sep 1907, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1992, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 1933 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F648 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Pauline A Field,   b. 1933, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1958 Acle, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Emma L Wharton,   b. 1961, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Living
    +4. Living
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2017 11:26:44 
    Family ID F619 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Charles William Wharton of Grange Farm Filby, Norfolk who died in 2013
  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1934 - Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1958 - Acle, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Emma L Wharton - 1961 - Norwich, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Sep 2013 - Norwich, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Charles Wharton: Norfolk farmer and former leader of the Milk Marketing Board

      A third generation Broadland farmer, Charles Wharton, died suddenly aged 79 while playing tennis.

      He was vice-chairman of the Milk Marketing Board for seven years and also raised the profile of the Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust as vice-chairman and then during six years as chairman from November 1985.

      As one of the region?s largest dairy farmers, Mr Wharton was at one time running about 20 enterprises on the family?s 3,500 acre farm.

      When he became chairman of Norfolk National Farmers? Union in February 1993, unusually he could speak with authority on crops from asparagus, growing mint for Colman?s of Norwich, blackcurrants, broiler chickens and root crops including potatoes and sugar beet.

      Widely respected in the agricultural industry, his first love was always dairying and milk production. Then, he had two Holstein Friesian herds with 400 cows, which produced about 400,000 gallons of milk a year. He had resisted the temptation to quit milk production in the 1970s as he revealed on taking office.

      ?We are on ideal dairy farming land. It is ideal and the best grass growing land you can find in the whole of East Anglia.? But having handed the reins to his only son, Ed more than a decade ago, he recognised that dairy farming was no longer viable ending more seven decades of cow keeping.

      He was a member of the MMB?s regional committee for about eight years and chaired Norfolk NFU?s milk committee for about 10 years.

      In July 1976, the newly-elected board member went to Brussels to press the case for retaining the MMB with the Common Market?s agricultural commissioner, Pierre Lardinois. In that year, farm minister Fred Peart appointed Mr Wharton to the eastern regional panel.

      A year later, he became MMB vice-chairman and served until November 1983.

      When he left Framlingham College, he read agriculture at Cambridge and then did National Service and was commissioned into the Royal Norfolk Regiment.

      Married to Pauline in 1958, they bought Grange Farm, Filby. His father, also Charles, sold him all his ?clapped out machinery? and lent his son 4,000 on which he charged interest!

      ?We prospered there, so much so that father was to say later that he hadn?t charged me enough interest and had under-charged me on the machinery.? It was typical of his dry sense of humour.

      In 1966, he moved to his father?s home at Winsford Hall, which also had a tennis court laid out by Dorothy Shepherd-Barron, the 1931 ladies? doubles champion at Wimbledon.

      Mr Wharton was a member of the Ministry of Agriculture?s Terrington experimental husbandry farm, near King?s Lynn, which specialised in potato and pig production.

      His other interests included membership of drainage boards and on the local committee of the co-operative, Eastern Counties Farmers.

      He was also chairman of the Great Yarmouth June Dairy Festival and a director of south Norfolk-based feed compounder, Duffields, and also a local director of the NFU Mutual.

      A keen sportsman, he played squash for Norfolk for eight years until 1965 and also represented the county at tennis.

      He leaves a widow, Pauline, and daughters, Kathryn, Emma and Vicci and son, Edward, and 12 grandchildren.

      A service of thanksgiving will be held at St Peter Mancroft, Norwich, on Wednesday, October 2 at 2pm. An estimated 475 people attended and a reitring collection was held for the RABI


      PUBLISHED: 08:28 07 October 2013

      http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/obituaries/charles-wharton-norfolk-farmer-and-former-leader-of-the-milk-marketing-board-1-2852678

  • Sources 
    1. [S52] England & Wales births 1837-2006.
      First name(s) CHARLES W
      Last name WHARTON
      Birth year 1934
      Birth quarter 3
      Registration month -
      Mother's last name CHITTLEBURGH
      District YARMOUTH
      County Norfolk
      Country England
      Volume 4B
      Page 34

    2. [S213] England and Wales, Death Index, 2007-2015.
      Name: Mr Charles William Wharton
      Gender: Male
      Death Date: 13 Sep 2013
      Residence Place at Death: Norwich, Norfolk, England
      Postal Code District: Nr13

    3. [S73] England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;).
      ame Charles Wharton
      Date of Registration 1933 - Apr-May-Jun[1933]
      Registration district Yarmouth
      Inferred County Norfolk
      Spouse Marion R Chittleburgh
      Volume Number 4b
      Page number 30a
      Wharton, Chittleburgh - 4b 30a
      Household Members
      Name Age
      Marion R Chittleburgh
      Charles Wharton

    4. [S73] England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;).
      Name: Pauline A Field
      Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1958
      Registration district: Acle
      Inferred County: Norfolk
      Spouse: Charles W Wharton
      Volume Number: 4b
      Page Number: 663