Charles Gordon-Lennox, 10th Duke of Richmond

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His Grace
The Duke of Richmond
10th Duke of Richmond & Gordon & 5th Duke of Lennox Allan Warren.jpg
Portrait by Allan Warren
Born (1929-09-19) 19 September 1929 (age 85)
Title Duke of Richmond
Tenure since 2 November 1989
Other titles 10th Duke of Lennox
10th Duke of Aubigny (France)
5th Duke of Gordon
10th Earl of March
10th Earl of Darnley
5th Earl of Kinrara
10th Baron Settrington
10th Lord Torbolton
Hereditary Constable of Inverness Castle
Heir Charles Gordon-Lennox, Earl of March and Kinrara
Spouse(s) Susan Monica Grenville-Grey
Issue Ellinor Caroline Gordon-Lennox
Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox
Maria Gordon-Lennox (adopted)
Naomi Gordon-Lennox (adopted)
Louisa Gordon Lennox
Parents Frederick Gordon-Lennox, 9th Duke of Richmond
Elizabeth Grace Hudson Madeline Brassey

Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 10th Duke of Richmond, 10th Duke of Lennox, 10th Duke of Aubigny (of French nobility) and 5th Duke of Gordon (born 19 September 1929), styled Lord Settrington until 1935 and Earl of March and Kinrara between 1935 and 1989, is a British Peer.

The son of Frederick Gordon-Lennox, 9th Duke of Richmond, he succeeded to the titles in 1989. He was educated at Eton and William Temple College, and was a 2nd Lieutenant in the 60th Rifles from 1949 to 1950. He is a Chartered Accountant[1]

Richmond has held a number of civic, business and church appointments, including Chancellor of the University of Sussex from 1985 to 1998, and Church Commissioner from 1963 to 1976; member of the General Synod of the Church of England from 1960 to 1980 and on committees of the World Council of Churches. He was a Deputy Lieutenant of West Sussex from 1975 until 1990, and Lord Lieutenant from 1990 to 1994. [1] He is also a patron of Prisoners Abroad, a charity supporting the welfare of Britons imprisoned overseas and their families.

The Duke's son and heir apparent, Charles, Earl of March and Kinrara, was born on 8 January 1955. His daughter (adopted in 1962) is the actress Nimmy March.

The seat of the Dukes of Richmond is Goodwood House in Sussex.

Titles[edit]

  • Lord Settrington (1929–1935)
  • Earl of March and Kinrara (1935–1989)
  • His Grace The Duke of Richmond, Lennox and Gordon (1989–present)

Ancestry[edit]

Arms[edit]

Arms of Charles Gordon-Lennox, 10th Duke of Richmond
Coronet
A Coronet of a Duke
Crest
1st, a Bull's Head erased Sable horned Or; 2nd, on a Chapeau Gules turned up Ermine a Lion statant guardant Or crowned with a Ducal Coronet Gules and gorged with a Collar company of four pieces Argent charged with eight Roses Gules and the last; 3rd, out of a Ducal Coronet a Stag's Head affrontée proper attired with ten Tynes Or
Escutcheon
Quarterly: 1st and 4th grand quarters, the Royal Arms of Charles II (viz. quarterly: 1st and 4th, France and England quarterly; 2nd, Scotland; 3rd, Ireland); the whole within a Bordure company Argent charged with Roses Gules barbed and seeded proper and the last; overall an Escutcheon Gules charged with three Buckles Or (the Dukedom of Aubigny); 2nd grand quarter, Argent a Saltire engrailed Gules between four Roses of the second barbed and seeded proper (Lennox); 3rd grand quarter, quarterly, 1st, Azure three Boars' Heads couped Or (Gordon); 2nd, Or three Lions' Heads erased Gules (Badenoch); 3rd, Or three Crescents within a Double Tressure flory counter-flory Gules (Seton); 4th, Azure three Cinquefoils Argent (Fraser)
Supporters
Dexter: an Unicorn Argent armed, crined and unguled Or; Sinister: an Antelope Argent, also armed, crined and unguled Or, each supporter gorged with a Collar company as the crest
Motto
Over the 1st crest, Avant Darnlie; over the 2nd crest, En La Rose Je Fleuris; and over the 3rd crest, Bydand

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Who's Who 1996

External links[edit]

Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Duchess of Norfolk
Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex
1990–1994
Succeeded by
Sir Philip Ward
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Frederick Gordon-Lennox
Duke of Richmond
3rd creation
1989 – present
Incumbent
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Frederick Gordon-Lennox
Duke of Lennox
2nd creation
1989 – present
Incumbent
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Frederick Gordon-Lennox
Duke of Gordon
2nd creation
1989 – present
Incumbent
Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom
Preceded by
His Grace The Duke of Somerset
Gentlemen Succeeded by
His Grace The Duke of Grafton