Charles Chetwynd-Talbot, 19th Earl of Shrewsbury

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The Right Honourable
The Earl of Shrewsbury
PC
Charles Chetwynd-Talbot, 19th Earl of Shrewsbury cph.3a02322.jpg
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
In office
4 February 1875 – 11 May 1877
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli
Preceded by The Marquess of Exeter
Succeeded by The Earl of Coventry
Personal details
Born 13 April 1830 (1830-04-13)
Died 11 May 1877 (1877-05-12) (aged 47)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Anna Cockerell
(1836-1912)
Portrait of his children Theresa and Charles

Charles John Chetwynd-Talbot, 19th Earl of Shrewsbury, 19th Earl of Waterford, 4th Earl Talbot, PC (13 April 1830 – 11 May 1877), styled Viscount Ingestre between 1849 and 1868, was a British Conservative politician. He served as Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms under Benjamin Disraeli between 1875 and 1877.

Background[edit]

Chetwynd-Talbot was the eldest son of Admiral Henry Chetwynd-Talbot, 18th Earl of Shrewsbury, and his wife Lady Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Beresford, 2nd Marquess of Waterford.[1] On 22 May 1849, he was commissioned a lieutenant in the Staffordshire Yeomanry.[2] He purchased a commission as cornet and sub-lieutenant in the 1st Regiment of Life Guards on 17 January 1851.[3] Ingestre was promoted to a captaincy in the Yeomanry on 25 March 1851,[4] and purchased a lieutenancy in the Life Guards on 5 August 1853.[5] He resigned his Life Guards commission in late 1854.[6] On 1 November 1856, he was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Staffordshire.[7]

Political career[edit]

Ingestre entered the House of Commons as one of two representatives for Stafford in 1857, a seat he held until 1859,[8][9] and later represented Staffordshire North from 1859 to 1865.[8][9] On 13 July 1864, he was promoted to major in the Staffordshire Yeomanry.[10] He represented Stamford in 1868.[8][9] The latter year he succeeded his father in the earldom. He served from 1875 to 1877 as Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms in the second Conservative administration of Benjamin Disraeli[8] and was sworn of the Privy Council in 1874.[11]

Family[edit]

Lord Shrewsbury married Anna Theresa Cockerell (1836-1912), daughter of Captain Richard Howe Cockerell RN (d 1839 Calcutta)[12] by his wife Theresa Newcomen, later Lady Eglinton, in 1855. The new Lady Shrewsbury was stepdaughter to the 13th Earl, and half-sister to the 14th and 15th Earls.

Their elder daughter Lady Theresa married the 6th Marquess of Londonderry, and was the mother of the 7th Marquess. Shrewsbury died suddenly in May 1877, aged only 47, and was succeeded in the earldom by his only son Charles. The Countess of Shrewsbury died in July 1912, aged 76.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b thepeerage.com Charles John Chetwynd Chetwynd-Talbot, 19th Earl of Shrewsbury
  2. ^ "no. 20984". The London Gazette. 5 June 1849. p. 1832. 
  3. ^ "no. 21172". The London Gazette. 17 January 1851. p. 111. 
  4. ^ "no. 21197". The London Gazette. 4 April 1851. p. 919. 
  5. ^ "no. 21464". The London Gazette. 5 August 1853. p. 2136. 
  6. ^ "no. 21617". The London Gazette. 3 November 1854. p. 3311. 
  7. ^ "no. 21940". The London Gazette. 14 November 1856. p. 3694. 
  8. ^ a b c d Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,[page needed]
  9. ^ a b c leighrayment.com House of Commons: Southend to Stamford
  10. ^ "no. 22882". The London Gazette. 5 August 1864. p. 3877. 
  11. ^ leighrayment.com Privy Counsellors 1836-1914
  12. ^ Richard was younger son of the architect Samuel Pepys Cockerell (175301827) himself brother of Sir Charles Cockerell, 1st Bt for whom he designed Sezincote. Richard was a younger brother of architect and travel writer Charles Robert Cockerell (1788-1863)

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Ayshford Wise
Arthur Otway
Member of Parliament for Stafford
1857–1859
With: John Ayshford Wise
Succeeded by
John Ayshford Wise
Thomas Salt
Preceded by
Charles Adderley
Smith Child
Member of Parliament for Staffordshire North
1859–1865
With: Charles Adderley
Succeeded by
Charles Adderley
Edward Manningham-Buller
Preceded by
Viscount Cranborne
Sir John Dalrymple Hay, Bt
Member of Parliament for Stamford
1868
With: Sir John Dalrymple Hay, Bt
Succeeded by
Sir John Dalrymple Hay, Bt
William Unwin Heygate
Political offices
Preceded by
The Marquess of Exeter
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
1875–1877
Succeeded by
The Earl of Coventry
Honorary titles
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The Earl of Shrewsbury
Lord High Steward of Ireland
1868–1877
Succeeded by
The Earl of Shrewsbury
Peerage of England
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Henry Chetwynd-Talbot
Earl of Shrewsbury
1868–1877
Succeeded by
Charles Chetwynd-Talbot
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Henry Chetwynd-Talbot
Earl of Waterford
1868–1877
Succeeded by
Charles Chetwynd-Talbot
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Henry Chetwynd-Talbot
Earl Talbot
1868–1877
Succeeded by
Charles Chetwynd-Talbot