Charles Marsham, 3rd Earl of Romney

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Charles Marsham, 3rd Earl of Romney (30 July 1808 – 3 September 1874), styled Viscount Marsham between 1811 and 1845, was a British peer and Conservative Party politician.

Background[edit]

Romney was the son of Charles Marsham, 2nd Earl of Romney, and Sophia, daughter of William Morton Pitt.

Political career[edit]

Romney was returned to Parliament as one of two representatives for Kent West in 1841, a seat he held until 1845. The latter year he succeeded his father in the earldom and took his seat in the House of Lords.

Family[edit]

Lord Romney married Lady Margaret Harriett, daughter of Charles Montagu-Scott, 4th Duke of Buccleuch, in 1832. They had three sons and one daughter. Lady Romney died in London in June 1846, aged 34. Lord Romney remained a widower until his death in September 1874, aged 66. He was succeeded in the earldom by his eldest son, Charles.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Law Hodges
Sir Edmund Filmer, Bt
Member of Parliament for Kent West
1841–1845
With: Sir Edmund Filmer, Bt
Succeeded by
Sir Edmund Filmer, Bt
Thomas Austen
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Marsham
Earl of Romney
1845–1874
Succeeded by
Charles Marsham