Charles Augustus Murton was a Past Master of Royal York Lodge of Perseverance No 7, the Secretary of the Emulation Lodge of Improvement from 1863 to 1872 and Junior Grand Deacon in 1872. He was also Grand Assistant Sojourner in Supreme Grand Chapter. He was an “accomplished ritualist [and] a supporter of the charities“. He joined the Lodge at the consecration meeting, but was not a Founder. He was also a member of the United Lodge of Prudence No 83 and the Founding Senior Warden of Wickham Lodge No 1924.

He was a stockbroker and the head of the firm of Charles Augustus Murton & Sons of Threadneedle Street. He was a liveryman with the Drapers Company. He was Master of the Company in 1893.

Born in 1828 the son of Charles Murton, a bookbinder, he died at Instow in Devon aged 77 in August 1898.