Charles Finch, 4th Earl of Winchilsea

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Charles Finch, 4th Earl of Winchilsea PC (26 September 1672 – 16 August 1712) was a British peer and Member of Parliament, styled Viscount Maidstone until 1689. He was the son of William Finch, Lord Maidstone and Elizabeth Wyndham.

From 1702 to 1703 he served as Ambassador Extraordinary to Hanover. In 1702, he was appointed Vice-Admiral of Kent, and in 1704, Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of that county. He was dismissed from all his Kentish offices in 1705. In 1711, he was sworn of the Privy Council and was appointed First Lord of Trade. Upon his death in 1712, he was succeeded as Earl of Winchilsea by his uncle, Heneage Finch.

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Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Stamford
First Lord of Trade
1711–1712
Succeeded by
The Lord Guilford
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Romney
Lord Lieutenant and
Custos Rotulorum of Kent

1704–1705
Succeeded by
The Lord Rockingham
Vice-Admiral of Kent
1702–1705
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Heneage Finch
Earl of Winchilsea
1689–1712
Succeeded by
Heneage Finch
Viscount Maidstone
1689–1712
Baron FitzHerbert
1689–1712
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Heneage Finch
Baronet
(of Eastwell, Kent)
1689–1712
Succeeded by
Heneage Finch