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  • Sir Charles Thomas Dyke Acland, 12th Baronet DL, JP was a British politician and Barrister-at-Law. Born in Queen Anne Street in London, he was the son of Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, 11th Baronet and Mary Mordaunt. Dyke Acland was educated at Eton College in Berkshire and at Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1866 and a Master of Arts in 1868. The following year, he was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple. In 1898, he succeeded to his father's baronetcy. Dyke Acland served in the 1st Devon Yeomanry Cavalry, reaching the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He was Deputy Warden of the Stannaries and Member of Parliament for East Cornwall from 1882 to 1885 and for Launceston from 1885 to 1892. In 1886, he was Church-estates Commissioner and Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade. Dyke Acland was a Deputy Lieutenant of Somerset and Devon and a Justice of Peace for Somerset and Devon. In 1903, he became High Sheriff of Devon. On 1 November 1879, he married Gertrude Walrond, daughter of Sir John Walrond Walrond, 1st Baronet in All Saints' Chapel in Uffculme. He died childless and was succeeded by his younger brother Arthur Dyke Acland. Wikipedia

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