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Lord Aubrey Beauclerk, was the eighth and youngest son of Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, and his wife Lady Diana de Vere, and was born about 1710.
Like many younger sons of the nobility he entered the Royal Navy and served as a lieutenant on the Berwick, Portland and Monument. He was made post captain on 1 April 1731 and commanded; the Ludlow Castle (40 guns) on the Leeward Islands station for about 18 months, the frigate Garland in the Mediterranean between 1734-35, and the frigate Dolphin also in the Mediterranean.
He married Catherine, daughter of Sir Henry Newton, and widow of Colonel Francis Alexander (died 1722). She may have been somewhat older than her husband.
Lord Aubrey died on 22 March 1741, killed at the Battle of Cartagena de Indias while in command of HMS Prince Frederick. A monument in his memory was placed in Westminster Abbey.
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