Charles Beauclerk, 2nd Duke of St Albans

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Charles Beauclerk, 2nd Duke of St Albans, KG KB (6 April 1696 – 27 July 1751) was the son of Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, and his wife Diana Beauclerk, Duchess of St Albans. His paternal grandparents were Charles II of England and Nell Gwynne.[1] He was styled Earl of Burford until 1726.

On 13 December 1722, he married Lucy Werden [2] (the eldest daughter and coheir of Sir John Werden, 2nd Baronet) and they had two children:

By his mistress Renee Lennox (1709–1774), illegitimate daughter of Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and his mistress Jacqueline de Mezieres:

  • Diane Beauclerk-Lennox (1727–?) who became the mistress of Baron Alessandro Mompalalao Cuzkeri.

And by his mistress Marie-Françoise de la Rochefoucauld, daughter of Casimir-Jean Charles, lord of Fontpastour and Chey:

Beauclerk died in 1751, aged 55 in London and was interred in Westminster Abbey.


Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Francis Robartes
John Legh
Member of Parliament for Bodmin
With: John Legh 1715–1722
Succeeded by
Isaac le Heup
Richard West
Preceded by
Sir Henry Ashurst
Samuel Travers
Member of Parliament for Windsor
With: The Earl of Inchiquin 1722–1727
Succeeded by
The Earl of Inchiquin
Lord Vere Beauclerk
Political offices
Preceded by
New office
Master of the Horse to Queen Caroline
Succeeded by
The Earl of Pomfret
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Duke of St Albans
Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire
Succeeded by
The Duke of St Albans
Preceded by
The Earl of Carlisle
Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle
Succeeded by
The Earl of Cardigan
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Charles Beauclerk
Duke of St Albans
Succeeded by
George Beauclerk