Charles Lennox
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Charles Lennox (1672 - 1723)

Charles "1st Duke of Richmond and Lennox" Lennox
Born in London, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 10 Jan 1692 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 50 in Goodwood, Sussex, Englandmap
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European Aristocracy
Charles Lennox was a member of the aristocracy in British Isles.


Preceded by
1675 Creation
Duke of Richmond & Lennox
Succeeded by
Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond

Charles was born 29 July 1672 in London, the illegitimate son of Charles II Stuart, King of England, Scotland and Ireland, and his French mistress, Louise Renée de Penancoët de Kérouaille, later Duchess of Portsmouth.[1] He may have originally been known by the surname Fitzroy, but was granted the surname Lennox, when he was created 1st Duke of Lennox.

Children of Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and Anne Brudenell

  1. Lady Louisa Lennox b. 24 Dec 1694, d. 15 Jan 1716/17
  2. General Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond b. 18 May 1701, d. 8 Aug 1750
  3. Lady Anne Lennox b. 24 Jun 1703, d. 20 Oct 1789


  1. Cokayne, p. 836

See also:

  • Memorial: Find a Grave (has image)
    Find A Grave: Memorial #20938 (accessed 6 May 2023)
    Memorial page for Charles Lennox Famous memorial (29 Jul 1672-27 May 1723), citing Westminster Abbey, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England (plot: Henry VII Chapel); Maintained by Find a Grave.

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Lennox-281 and Lennox-1 appear to represent the same person because: They are the same person, birth and death dates match
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