Charles Cornwallis, 2nd Marquess Cornwallis

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The Most Honourable

The Marquess Cornwallis
Master of the Buckhounds
In office
13 May 1807 – 9 August 1823
Monarch George III
George IV
Prime Minister The Duke of Portland
Spencer Perceval
The Earl of Liverpool
Preceded by The Earl of Albemarle
Succeeded by The Lord Maryborough
Personal details
Born 19 October 1774
Died 9 August 1823
Nationality British
Spouse(s) Lady Louisa Gordon
Alma mater St John's College, Cambridge

Charles Cornwallis, 2nd Marquess Cornwallis (19 October 1774 – 9 August 1823), styled Viscount Brome until 1805, was a British Tory politician. He served as Master of the Buckhounds between 1807 and 1823.

Background[edit]

Cornwallis was the only son of General Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, by his wife Jemima (née Jones). His mother died when he was four years old.[1] He was educated at Eton and St John's College, Cambridge, receiving his M.A. in 1795.[2]

Political career[edit]

In 1795 Cornwallis was returned to parliament as one of two representatives for Eye (alongside his uncle William Cornwallis), a seat he held until 1796.[3] He then sat as a Knight of the Shire for Suffolk until 1805,[4] when he succeeded his father in the marquessate and entered the House of Lords.[1] In 1807 he was appointed Master of the Buckhounds, a post he held until his death fourteen years later.[5]

Family[edit]

Lord Cornwallis married Lady Louisa Gordon, daughter of Alexander Gordon, 4th Duke of Gordon, in 1797. They had five daughters, including Lady Jane Cornwallis, wife of Richard Griffin, 3rd Baron Braybrooke, and Lady Jemima Cornwallis, wife of Edward Eliot, 3rd Earl of St Germans. He died in August 1823, aged 48. The marquessate became extinct on his death while he was succeeded in his remaining titles by his uncle, the Right Reverend James Cornwallis.[1]

References[edit]

Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Hon. William Cornwallis
Peter Bathurst
Member of Parliament for Eye
1795–1796
With: Hon. William Cornwallis
Succeeded by
Hon. William Cornwallis
Mark Singleton
Preceded by
Sir John Rous, Bt
Sir Charles Bunbury, Bt
Member of Parliament for Suffolk
1796–1801
With: Sir Charles Bunbury, Bt
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Suffolk
1801–1805
With: Sir Charles Bunbury, Bt
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Bunbury, Bt
Thomas Gooch
Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Albemarle
Master of the Buckhounds
1806–1823
Succeeded by
The Lord Maryborough
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Charles Cornwallis
Marquess Cornwallis
1805–1823
Extinct
Earl Cornwallis
1805–1823
Succeeded by
James Cornwallis