Brandling, Charles (1733 -1802)
Charles Brandling, of Gosforth in Northumberland, was the eldest surviving son of Ralph Brandling of Felling in County Durham, and of Middleton in Yorkshire, and Eleanor Ogle, of Eglingham in Northumberland. Though not himself a banker, Brandling gave financial support to two Newcastle banks in danger of failing, two of his daughters married Newcastle merchant bankers, and two of his sons became important in local business concerns. He was Sheriff of Northumberland 1781 1782, and Member of Parliament for Newcastle from 1784 to 1797, built Gosforth House, and married, 3 September 1756, Elizabeth, daughter and heir of John Thompson Esq of Shotton in County Durham. His library seems to have been part of a general sale at Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge 30 January 1895, `Parts of the libraries of John Melville, 9th Baron de Hochepied Larpent, Julia Child Villiers, Countess of Jersey afterwards Mrs Charles Brandling and Charles Brandling, and part of the library of W. H. de Merle.'