Charles Beauclerk
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Charles Beauclerk (1696 - 1751)

Charles Beauclerk
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Died at age 55 in London, Englandmap
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European Aristocracy
Charles Beauclerk was a member of the aristocracy in British Isles.
Preceded by
Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans
Duke of St Albans
Succeeded by
George Beauclerk, 3rd Duke of St Albans


Charles Beauclerk was born 6 April 1696, the eldest son and heir of Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, and his wife Lady Diana de Vere. He was the grandson of Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland, and his mistress Nell (Eleanor) Gwyn or Gwynne.

Succeeded his father as 2nd Duke of St Albans.

  • Fact: Burial (3 August 1751) Westminster Abbey, Middlesex, England
  • Fact: Charles Beauclerk, 2nd Duke of St Albans was the eldest son of Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans and Lady Diana de Vere and an illegitimate grandson of King Charles II.

Educated at Eton College and New College, Oxford University, he succeeded his father as the 2nd Duke of St Albans on 11 May 1726. His subsidiary titles were Earl of Burford, in the County of Oxford (1676), Baron Heddington, in the same (1676) and Baron Vere, of Hanworth in the County of Middlesex (1750).

He was elected as a Member of Parliament for Bodmin, Cornwall, at a by-election on 26 February 1718. At the 1722 general election he was returned as an MP for Windsor. He sat until 1726 when on the death of his father he succeeded to the peerage and vacated his seat in the House of Commons. He was appointed Master of the Hawks in 1726 which office he held until his death. He was Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire from 1727 to his death. In 1730 he was appointed Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle and Warden of Windsor Forest. He was appointed Lord of the Bedchamber to George III in 1738 and held the position until his death. He was High Steward of Windsor.

On 13 December 1722, Charles married Lucy Werden, the eldest daughter and co-heiress of Sir John Werden, 2nd Bt, with whom he had two children. He is also said to have had two illigitimate daughters: Diane Beauclerk Lennox whose mother was Renee Lennox, illegitimate daughter of Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond (himself an illegitimate son of Charles II of England), and Suzanne Beauclerk whose mother was Marie-Fran├žoise de la Rochefoucauld.


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posted on Beauclerc-45 (merged) by [Living Skye]
This profile is a duplicate of Charles Beauclerck, 2d Duke of St Alabans, but with a spurious daughter attached?
posted on Beauclerc-45 (merged) by Isabelle (Rassinot) Martin

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