Charles Cornwallis, 4th Baron Cornwallis
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Charles Cornwallis, 4th Baron Cornwallis
Portrait of Cornwallis (circa 1705-1715), by Sir Godfrey Kneller.

Charles Cornwallis, 4th Baron Cornwallis (1675 – 20 January 1721/22) was a British politician.

Background

He was the son of Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis (c. 1655 – 1693) and Elizabeth Fox (c. 1654 – 1680/81). On 29 April 1693 he succeeded his father as Baron Cornwallis.

Political career

Between 1695 and 1698, he sat as Member of Parliament for Eye, as a Whig. He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk between 1698 and 1703, and the office of Joint Postmaster-General between 1715 and 1721. The last two years of his life, from 1721 to January 1721/22 he held the office of Paymaster of the Forces in the Cabinet of Walpole and Townshend.[1][2]

Family

A grandson of Charles Cornwallis, 2nd Baron Cornwallis, he married Lady Charlotte Butler, daughter of Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Arran, on 6 June 1699.[1] They had 10 children:[3]

He was the grandfather of Charles, William, and James Cornwallis; the great-grandfather of Charles Cornwallis; the 2nd great-grandfather of James Mann; the 3rd great-grandfather of Fiennes Cornwallis; the 4th great-grandfather of Fiennes Cornwallis, 1st Baron Cornwallis; the 5th great-grandfather of Wykeham Cornwallis, 2nd Baron Cornwallis; and the 6th great-grandfather of Fiennes Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis.

Ancestry

References

Bibliography

  • Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage. 1 (107th ed.). Genealogical Books.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)



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