Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis

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Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis PC (28 December 1655 – 29 April 1698) was a British politician who served as First Lord of the Admiralty. He succeeded his father as Baron Cornwallis in 1673. On 27 December that year, at Westminster Abbey, he married Elizabeth Fox (d. 28 February 1681 in Tunbridge Wells), daughter of Sir Stephen Fox and his first wife Elizabeth Whittle; their son Charles succeeded him as 4th Baron Cornwallis. After Elizabeth's death, he married Anne Scott, 1st Duchess of Buccleuch, widow of James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth.

He was the grandfather of Charles, Edward, and Frederick Cornwallis; the great-grandfather of Charles, William, and James Cornwallis; the 2nd great-grandfather of Charles Cornwallis; the 3rd great-grandfather of James Mann; the 4th great-grandfather of Fiennes Cornwallis; the 5th great-grandfather of Fiennes Cornwallis, 1st Baron Cornwallis; the 6th great-grandfather of Wykeham Cornwallis, 2nd Baron Cornwallis; and the 7th great-grandfather of Fiennes Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis.

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Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery
First Lord of the Admiralty
1692–1693
Succeeded by
The Viscount Falkland
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Duke of Grafton
Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk
1689–1698
Succeeded by
The Lord Cornwallis
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Charles Cornwallis
Baron Cornwallis
1673–1698
Succeeded by
Charles Cornwallis