Charles Brudenell-Bruce, 1st Marquess of Ailesbury

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Charles Brudenell-Bruce, 1st Marquess of Ailesbury (William Beechey)

Charles Brudenell-Bruce, 1st Marquess of Ailesbury, KT (14 February 1773 – 4 January 1856), styled The Honourable Charles Brudenell-Bruce from birth until 1776, Lord Bruce from 1776 to 1814 and The Earl of Ailesbury from 1814 to 1821, was a British peer and politician.

Background[edit]

Brudenell-Bruce was the third son of Thomas Brudenell-Bruce, 1st Earl of Ailesbury and his first wife, Susanna, but his brothers died early.

Military career[edit]

In 1792, he joined the Berkshire Militia as an Ensign and was promoted as a Colonel in the Wiltshire Yeomanry in 1797.

Political career[edit]

From 1796 he was Member of Parliament for Marlborough until he inherited his father's titles in 1814. He was made a Knight of the Thistle in 1819 and made Marquess of Ailesbury in 1821, with many other peers for the occasion of George IV's coronation.

Family[edit]

On 10 April 1793, Brudenell-Bruce had married Hon. Henrietta Hill, daughter of Noel Hill. They had five children:

Maria Tollemache, later Marchioness of Ailesbury (circle of Martin Archer Shee)

After his wife's death in 1831, Brudenell-Bruce married Maria Tollemache [1] (a granddaughter of Louisa Tollemache, 7th Countess of Dysart) and they had one son, Lord Charles William (1834–1897). On his death in 1856, his titles passed to his eldest son, George.

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas Bruce
Earl of Dalkeith
Member of Parliament for Marlborough
1796–1800
Served alongside: Hon. James Bruce 1796-1797
Robert Brudenell 1797-1800
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Marlborough
1801–1814
Served alongside: Robert Brudenell 1801-1802
James Leigh 1802-06
Earl of Dalkeith 1806-07
Viscount Stopford 1807-1810
Edward Stopford 1810-1814
Succeeded by
Edward Stopford
and Hon. William Hill
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas Brudenell-Bruce
Earl of Ailesbury
1814–1856
Succeeded by
George Brudenell-Bruce
Baron Bruce of Tottenham
(descended by acceleration)

1814–1838
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Marquess of Ailesbury
1821–1856
Succeeded by
George Brudenell-Bruce