Charles Bennet, 5th Earl of Tankerville
The Earl of Tankerville
|Treasurer of the Household|
|Prime Minister||The Lord Grenville|
|Preceded by||Viscount Stopford|
|Succeeded by||Viscount Stopford|
|Born||28 April 1776|
|Died||25 June 1859 (aged 83)|
23 Hertford Street, Mayfair
|Spouse(s)||Sophie Léonie de Gramont (d. 1865)|
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Cambridge|
Charles Augustus Bennet, 5th Earl of Tankerville PC, DL (28 April 1776 – 25 June 1859), styled Lord Ossulston until 1822, was a British politician. He served as Treasurer of the Household from 1806 to 1807 in the Ministry of All the Talents.
Background and education
Lord Ossulston was the eldest son of Charles Bennet, 4th Earl of Tankerville, by his wife Emma Colebrooke, daughter of Sir James Colebrooke, 1st Baronet. Henry Grey Bennet was his younger brother. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge.
Lord Ossulston sat as Member of Parliament for Steyning from 1803 to 1806, for Knaresborough from 1806 to 1818 and for Berwick from 1820 to 1822. He served as Treasurer of the Household from 1806 to 1807 in the Ministry of All the Talents headed by Lord Grenville. He was sworn of the Privy Council in 1806. In 1822 he succeeded his father in the earldom and took his seat in the House of Lords.
Lord Tankerville married Corisande Armandine Sophie Léonie Hélène de Gramont, daughter of Antoine Louis Marie de Gramont, duc de Gramont, at Devonshire House, London, on 28 July 1806. They had two children, Charles Bennet, 6th Earl of Tankerville and Lady Corisande Emma Bennett, who married James Harris, 3rd Earl of Malmesbury. Lord Tankerville died in June 1859, aged 83, and was succeeded by his only son, Charles. The Countess of Tankerville died in January 1865.
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- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 5)
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "K" (part 2)
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 2)
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- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Charles Bennet, 5th Earl of Tankerville
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for Steyning
With: James Lloyd 1803–1806
Sir Arthur Leary Piggott 1806
Lord John Townshend
| Member of Parliament for Knaresborough
With: Lord John Townshend
Sir James Mackintosh
Henry St Paul
| Member of Parliament for Berwick-upon-Tweed
With: Sir David Milne 1820
Henry St Paul 1820
Sir Francis Blake, Bt 1820–1823
Sir Francis Blake, Bt
Sir John Beresford, Bt
| Treasurer of the Household
|Peerage of Great Britain|
| Earl of Tankerville
| Baron Ossulston|
(descended by acceleration)