Charles Bertie (died 1730)

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Charles and his sister Elizabeth Bertie, later Lady Fitzwalter (circle of Thomas Murray)

Charles Bertie (c.1678 – 12 April 1730) was a British politician, the son of Charles Bertie and grandson of Montagu Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsey.

In 1704, he married Mary, the daughter of John Norborne of Great Stukeley, by whom he had four children:[1]

  • Charles Bertie (13 February 1706/7 – 26 April 1784), married Bathsheba Mead, daughter of Richard Mead; had five sons and one daughter, Charles (d. 1780), Richard, James, Rev. Montague (1737–1778), Vere (d. 1747), and Bathsheba (d. 1749), all of whom died without issue
  • Rev. Norborne Bertie (d. 5 November 1779), no issue
  • Peregrine Bertie (1709–1777), married Elizabeth Payne in 1736, had several children including Albemarle Bertie, 9th Earl of Lindsey
  • Susan Bertie, married Edward Hales, second son of Sir Edward Hales, 3rd Baronet

Bertie was politically active from 1702, when he became a freeholder of Northamptonshire, and helped rally the Tories of that county under the tutelage of his father. After the death of his father in 1711, he succeeded him as Member of Parliament for Stamford. He followed his half-second cousin, Lord Abingdon, in opposing the French commerce bill which was defeated in 1713, despite the support of the Tory Harley Ministry. However, Bertie was otherwise identified with the Tories and was in opposition to the Townshend Ministry, voting against the Septennial Act.[2] At the 1727 election, his rival for political influence at Stamford, Lord Exeter, successfully ousted Bertie and returned his own candidates for both seats.[3] He died in 1730 and was succeeded by his son Charles; he also left substantial legacies to his younger children.[2]


  1. ^ Lee, Frederick George (1883). The History, Description and Antiquities of the Prebendal Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Thame, in the County and Diocese of Oxford. London: Mitchell and Hughes. pp. 451–452. 
  2. ^ a b Watson, Paula; Gauci, Perry (2002). "BERTIE, Charles (aft.1674-1730), of Uffington, nr. Stamford, Lincs.". In Hayton, David; Cruickshanks, Eveline; Handley, Stuart. The House of Commons 1690-1715. The History of Parliament Trust. 
  3. ^ Watson, Paula (1970). "BERTIE, Charles (d.1730), of Uffington, nr. Stamford, Lincs.". In Sedgwick, Romney. The House of Commons 1715-1754. The History of Parliament Trust. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Charles Bertie
Charles Cecil
Member of Parliament for Stamford
With: Charles Cecil 1711–22
Brownlow Cecil 1722
William Noel 1722–27
Succeeded by
William Noel
Robert Shirley