Charles Bennet, 5th Earl of Tankerville

British politician

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The Earl of Tankerville
Treasurer of the Household
In office
1806–1807
Monarch George III
Prime Minister The Lord Grenville
Preceded by Viscount Stopford
Succeeded by Viscount Stopford
Personal details
Born 28 April 1776
Died 25 June 1859 (1859-06-26) (aged 83)
23 Hertford Street, Mayfair
Nationality British
Spouse Sophie Léonie de Gramont (d. 1865)
Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge

Charles Augustus Bennet, 5th Earl of Tankerville PC, DL (28 April 1776 – 25 June 1859), styled Lord Ossulston until 1822, was a British politician. He served as Treasurer of the Household from 1806 to 1807 in the Ministry of All the Talents.

Background and education[edit]

Lord Ossulston was the eldest son of Charles Bennet, 4th Earl of Tankerville, by his wife Emma Colebrooke, daughter of Sir James Colebrooke, 1st Baronet. Henry Grey Bennet was his younger brother. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge.[1]

Political career[edit]

Lord Ossulston sat as Member of Parliament for Steyning from 1803 to 1806,[2] for Knaresborough from 1806 to 1818[3] and for Berwick from 1820 to 1822.[4] He served as Treasurer of the Household from 1806 to 1807 in the Ministry of All the Talents headed by Lord Grenville. He was sworn of the Privy Council in 1806.[5] In 1822 he succeeded his father in the earldom and took his seat in the House of Lords.

Family[edit]

Sophie Léonie (Corisande) de Gramont (Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun)

Lord Tankerville married a French woman, Corisande Armandine Sophie Léonie Hélène de Gramont, daughter of Antoine Louis Marie de Gramont, duc de Gramont, at Devonshire House, London, on 28 July 1806. They had two children, Charles Bennet, 6th Earl of Tankerville and Lady Corisande Emma Bennett, who married James Harris, 3rd Earl of Malmesbury. Lord Tankerville died in June 1859, aged 83, and was succeeded by his only son, Charles. The Countess of Tankerville died in January 1865.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Leigh Rayment’s Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with “S” (part 5)
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment’s Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with “K” (part 2)
  4. ^ Leigh Rayment’s Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with “B” (part 2)
  5. ^ “No. 15889”. The London Gazette. 11 February 1806. p. 189.

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by

Member of Parliament for Steyning
1803–1806
With: James Lloyd 1803–1806
Sir Arthur Leary Piggott 1806
Succeeded by

Preceded by

Member of Parliament for Knaresborough
1806–1818
With: Lord John Townshend
Succeeded by

Preceded by

Member of Parliament for Berwick-upon-Tweed
1820–1823
With: Sir David Milne 1820
Henry St Paul 1820
Sir Francis Blake, Bt 1820–1823
Succeeded by

Political offices
Preceded by

Treasurer of the Household
1806–1807
Succeeded by

Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by

Earl of Tankerville
1822–1859
Succeeded by

Baron Ossulston
(descended by acceleration)

1822–1859