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Alfred James Caddie (1868-?), who came to Plymouth from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, was appointed Assistant in Charge of the Borough (later City) of Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery but became Acting Curator in May 1926 when Mr Thomas Vere Hodgson (1864-1926) fell ill. He succeeded Mr Hodgson upon his death in September 1926. Mr Caddie retired on December 31st 1936 and joined Messrs Harris and Sons, Art Dealers, of 70 George Street, Plymouth, on February 1st 1936.
Sir Colin Campbell (1891-1979) was Town Clerk of the City of Plymouth from 1935 until 1953.
Charles Carter, who came to Plymouth from Liverpool, was appointed Curator of the City of Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery as from February 1st 1936, following the retirement of Mr Alfred James Caddie (1868-?).
Frank Chapman was Lord Mayor of Plymouth for 1967-1968.
James Churchward (1874-1944) was Mayor of Plymouth for 1929-1930.
John Were Clarke was a partner in the Plymouth Bank.
Thomas Cleather was Mayor of Plymouth for 1801-1802.
William Cock replaced Samuel Allen as the Mayor of Plymouth for 1729-1730.
James Cocke was the Mayor of Plymouth for1707-1708.
Albert Nicholas Moxey Coles (1861-1930) was the founder of Messrs A N Coles (Contractors) Limited, Plymouth.
Frederick James Coles (1860-1943) was the founder of Messrs F J Coles and Company Limited, Plymouth.
John Collier (1769-1849), merchant, Quaker and the first Member of Parliament for Plymouth after the Reform Act.
An inscription in Charles Church recorded that in 1685 a Mrs Mary Collins, widow, gave £50 to to the parish, the interest of which was to be distributed weekly, forever, to the poor in bread.
John Cooban was the Mayor of Plymouth for 1789-1790.
William Cook was the Mayor of Plymouth for 1702-1703.
Joseph C Cookworthy was Mayor of Plymouth for 1839-1840 and 1840-1841.
William Cookworthy (1705-1780), Quaker, discoverer of china clay in Cornwall and maker of the first English porcelain.
George Coryndon was Mayor of Plymouth for 1832-1833.
Priscilla Cotton (died 1664), founder of the Plymouth Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
Richard Cown was the Mayor of Plymouth for 1711-1712 but died in service and was replaced by Benjamin Berry.
John Crabb was the Mayor of Plymouth for 1715-1716 and 1724-1725.
Peter Harry Crampton (1923-1980), a native of Christchurch, Hampshire, joined the Royal Navy in 1942. He was demobbed in 1947 with the rank of Lieutenant, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve. He started his broadcasting career in South Africa in 1949, becoming a freelance broadcaster and writer in 1953. Mr Crampton returned to England in 1960 as a founder member of the BBC's Plymouth Newsroom and became the very first presenter of "South-West at Six", later known as "Spotlight South-West". Being a keen yachtsman, he was naturally enthusiastic about becoming the first reporter to greet Francis Chichester, late Sir Francis, when he returned to Plymouth on May 28th 1967 from his single-handed circumnavigation of the world but it didn't quite go according to plan. Peter Harry Crampton died at his home in Citadel Road, Plymouth, on Thursday November 13th 1980 and was cremated at Weston Mill Crematorium.
George Ernest Hillyer Creber (1916-1996) was Lord Mayor of Plymouth for 1969-1970 and during April 1974.
William Crees was the Mayor of Plymouth for 1792-1793.
Henry Cross, who hailed from Taunton, Somerset, was the manager of the Plymouth Branch of the West of England and South Wales District Bank and after its failure in 1878, the Plymouth Branch of the National Provincial Bank of England Limited. He died on Tuesday February 5th 1884 at the age of 62 years and was buried in the Roman Catholic ground of the Plymouth, Stonehouse and Devonport Cemetery on Saturday February 9th 1884.
A Mr Culme was a partner in the Plymouth Bank.