Sir Charles Thomas Dyke Acland, 12th Baronet 76
- Born: 16 July 1842, London 1018
- Marriage: Gertrude Walrond on 1 November in 1879 1018
- Died: 18 February 1919, Killerton, Devon aged 76 13
MP for Cornwall, 1882-1885, and N.E. Cornwall, 1885-1892. Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade and Church Estate Commissioner, 1886.
From The Times, 19 February 1919
Sir Charles Thomas Dyke Acland, Bt., died at his residence, Killerton Park, Exeter, yesterday morning after a short illness from bronchitis, at the age of 77.
Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, as he was usually styled, was the 12th baronet, the title going back to 1645. Educated at Eton and Oxford, he was one of the first undergraduates to read for the natural science school. In 1868 he was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple, but he never practised. In politics he was a Liberal, and he first entered Parliament in the spring of 1882 as member for the old East Cornwall Division. At the election following the Redistribution Act he as elected for the Launceston Division in Cornwall. He was Secretary to the Board of Trade in 1886 with Mr. Mundella as his chief. He retired from Parliament in 1892.
Sir Thomas Dyke Acland took a great interest in the Volunteer movement, ad as an alderman of the Devon County Council rendered great service to the cause of education. He was a strong advocate of denominational religious instruction. He acted for some years as an unpaid Ecclesiastical Commissioner, and was a representative of the Exeter Diocese in the Canterbury House of Laymen, resigning in 1917. He also took a keen interest in Poor Law problems, agriculture, and temperance. In 1917 he conveyed his rights in Exmoor to the National Trust. He married, in 1879, Gertrude, the sister of Lord Waleran. There was no issue of the marriage, and he is succeeded by his brother, Mr. A.H. Dyke Acland, who was born in 1847, and formerly President of the Committee of Council on Education.
Noted events in his life were:
1. He appeared on the census in 1851 in Tetton House, Kingston, Somerset.
2. He appeared on the census in 1891 in Killerton House, Broadclyst, Devon. 23
3. He had an estate probated on 29 May 1919 in Exeter, Devon. 13
Charles married someone Gertrude Walrond, daughter of Sir John Walrond Walrond, 1st Baronet and Frances Caroline Hood, on 1 November in 1879.1018 (Gertrude Walrond was born c 1854 in Wellington, Somerset 23 and died on 5 August 1920 in Selworthy, Somerset 13.)