Charles Bennet, 5th Earl of Tankerville

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The Right Honourable
The Earl of Tankerville
DL PC
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
23 Hertford Street, Mayfair
Nationality British
Spouse(s) 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.[1] He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge.[2]

Political career[edit]

Lord Ossulston sat as Member of Parliament for Steyning from 1803 to 1806,[3] for Knaresborough from 1806 to 1818[4] and for Berwick from 1820 to 1822.[5] 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.[6] In 1822 he succeeded his father in the earldom and took his seat in the House of Lords.[1]

Family[edit]

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

Lord Tankerville married Sophie Léonie 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.[1]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Martin Lloyd
Robert Hurst
Member of Parliament for Steyning
1803–1806
With: James Martin Lloyd 1803–1806
Sir Arthur Leary Piggott 1806
Succeeded by
James Martin Lloyd
Robert Hurst
Preceded by
Lord John Townshend
Viscount Duncannon
Member of Parliament for Knaresborough
1806–1818
With: Lord John Townshend
Succeeded by
George Tierney
Sir James Mackintosh
Preceded by
Alexander Allan
Henry Heneage St Paul
Member of Parliament for Berwick-upon-Tweed
1820–1823
With: Sir David Milne 1820
Henry Heneage St Paul 1820
Sir Francis Blake, Bt 1820–1823
Succeeded by
Sir Francis Blake, Bt
Sir John Beresford, Bt
Political offices
Preceded by
Viscount Stopford
Treasurer of the Household
1806–1807
Succeeded by
Viscount Stopford
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Charles Bennet
Earl of Tankerville
1822–1859
Succeeded by
Charles Bennet
Baron Ossulston
(descended by acceleration)

1822–1859