Augustus Keppel, 5th Earl of Albemarle

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Augustus Frederick Keppel, 5th Earl of Albemarle (2 June 1794 – 15 March 1851), styled Viscount Bury from 1804 until 1849, was an English nobleman.


Bury was commissioned an ensign in the 1st Regiment of Foot Guards on 7 April 1811. He was promoted to Lieutenant and Captain on 12 January 1814. In 1815, he was appointed aide-de-camp to William, Prince of Orange and fought at the battle of Waterloo.

On 4 May 1816, Bury married Frances Steer, but the couple had no children. He sat as Member of Parliament for Arundel from 1820 to 1826, and was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Norfolk on 13 March 1845.[1]

He succeeded his father as Earl of Albemarle in October 1849, but he was subsequently adjudged to have been insane since July 1849. Accordingly, he never sat in the House of Lords. Upon his death aged 56, in Chelsea, in 1851, he was succeeded by his brother George.


  • Doyle, James William Edmund (1885). The Official Baronage of England. London: Longmans, Green. pp. 36–37. Retrieved 14 June 2008.
  1. ^ "No. 20458". The London Gazette. 1 April 1845. p. 1017.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lord Henry Thomas Howard-Molyneux-Howard
Robert Blake
Member of Parliament for Arundel
With: Robert Blake 1820–1823
Thomas Read Kemp 1823–1826
Succeeded by
Edward Lombe
John Atkins
Peerage of England
Preceded by
William Keppel
Earl of Albemarle
Succeeded by
George Keppel