William Sprotson Caine

British politician and temperence advocate(1842–1903)

William Sprotson Caine was the son metal merchant Nathaniel Caine and wife Hannah, daughter of William Rushton. He was educated at Gibson's school, Wallasey and then at Reverend Richard Wall's school, Birkenhead. Caine originally worked as a metal merchant joining his fathers business and was made partner in 1864. He married Alice, Stowell Brown's daughter in 1868 and retired from his fathers business in 1878 to pursue his interest in public affairs.

In 1873 Caine sought election to parliament. This was the beginning of a long politcal fight to enfore his beliefs in the temperence movement. He was also a pastor of a mission church known as the Wheatsheaf in Stockwell, south London from 1884 until his death in 1903.
  • Gender
  • Relationship
    Previous owner
  • Nationality
    British: English
  • Born
  • Place of birth
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Merseyside: Wirral: Wallasey
  • Died
  • Place of death
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: London: City of Westminster: Westminster
  • Cause of death
    Heart failure
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