Charles Bennet, 2nd Earl of Tankerville

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The Earl of Tankerville
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
In office
Monarch George II
Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole
Preceded by The Earl of Ashburnham
Succeeded by The Duke of Manchester
Personal details
Born 21 December 1697 (1697-12-21)
Died 14 March 1753 (1753-03-15) (aged 55)
Nationality British

Charles Bennet, 2nd Earl of Tankerville KT (21 December 1697 – 14 March 1753), styled Lord Ossulston between 1714 and 1722, was a British peer and politician.


Tankerville was the son of Charles Bennet, 1st Earl of Tankerville, and Lady Mary, daughter of Ford Grey, 1st Earl of Tankerville.[1] He was given the courtesy title Lord Ossulston when his father was created Earl of Tankerville in 1714.

Political career[edit]

Tankerville succeeded his father in the earldom in 1722 and was appointed a Knight of the Thistle in 1730.[2] He served as Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard under Sir Robert Walpole between 1733 and 1737. From 1740 to 1753 he was also Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland.


Lord Tankerville died in March 1753, aged 56, and was succeeded in the earldom by his son Charles.


Political offices
Preceded by
Francis Negus
Master of the Buckhounds
Succeeded by
Ralph Jenison
Preceded by
The Earl of Ashburnham
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
Succeeded by
The Duke of Manchester
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Scarbrough
Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland
Succeeded by
The Duke of Northumberland
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Charles Bennet
Earl of Tankerville
Succeeded by
Charles Bennet