Thomas Broughton Charlton, son the Nottingham High Sheriff, William Charlton, was born and resided all his life at Chilwell Hall. William Charlton umpired in some major matches in the 1820s.

T.B.Charlton appeared in the three Nottinghamshire games of 1840. In 1841 he stood as Conservative candidate in the general election.

The campaign provoked serious riots in Nottingham, Charlton failed to get elected and declined to stand again, due to the ill-feeling engendered. He died in 1886 and is buried in Attenborough churchyard.