General Sir Charles Stuart, 1st and last Baron Stuart de Rothesay was born on 2 January 1779. He was the son of Lt.-Gen. Hon. Sir Charles Stuart and Louisa Bertie.
He was educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England. He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. He was with the Diplomatic Service between 1801 and 1844.4 He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Bath (K.B.) in 1812. He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1814. He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Order of the Bath (G.C.B.) in 1815. He held the office of Ambassador to France between 1815 and 1824. He held the office of Ambassador to Holland between February 1815 and May 1815. He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Order of the Tower and Sword. He was created Marquez d'Angara [Portugal]. He was created Conde de Machico [Portugal]. He held the office of Ambassador to Portugal and Brazil between 1825 and 1826.4He held the office of Ambassador to France between 1828 and 1831. He was created 1st Baron Stuart de Rothesay, of the Isle of Bute [U.K.] on 22 January 1828. He held the office of Ambassador to Russia between 1841 and 1844.
Sir Charles Stuart, Lord Stuart de Rothesay, died at Highcliffe Castle on 6 November 1845 at age 66.
He was married to Lady Elizabeth Margaret Yorke, daughter of Philip Yorke, 3rd Earl of Hardwicke and Lady Elizabeth Scot Lindsay, on 6 February 1816.
Children of Charles Stuart, 1st and last Baron Stuart de Rothesay and Lady Elizabeth Margaret Yorke;
1. Hon. Louisa Stuart. d. 12 May 1891.
2. Hon. Charlotte Stuart. b. 31 Mar 1817, d. 18 Nov 1861.
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