Charles Gordon-Lennox, 8th Duke of Richmond

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The Duke of Richmond
Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 8th Duke of Richmond and 3rd Duke of Gordon.jpg
Born (1870-12-30)30 December 1870
Died 7 May 1935(1935-05-07) (aged 64)
Title Duke of Richmond
Tenure 18 January 1928 – 7 May 1935
Successor Frederick Gordon-Lennox, 9th Duke
Spouse(s) Hilda Madeline Brassey
Issue Amy Gwendolin Gordon-Lennox
Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox (Aug – Sep 1895)
Doris Hilda Gordon-Lennox
Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox
Frederick Charles Gordon-Lennox
Parents Charles Gordon-Lennox, 7th Duke of Richmond
Amy Mary Ricardo

Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 8th Duke of Richmond, 8th Duke of Lennox, 3rd Duke of Gordon DSO MVO (30 December 1870 – 7 May 1935), known as Lord Settrington 1870-1903, and as Earl of March 1903-1928, was a British Peer.

Biography[edit]

Lord Settrington was the son of Charles Gordon-Lennox, 7th Duke of Richmond (at the time known as Earl of March, as his father, the 6th Duke was still alive) by his first wife, Amy Mary Ricardo (1849–1879), daughter of Percy Ricardo, of Bramley Park and Mathilde Hensley. He was styled as Earl of March when his father held the dukedom, and inherited the dukedom upon his father's death in 1928, holding the title for only seven years.

He was promoted to Captain while in the service of the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Sussex Regiment. In December 1899 he was appointed a staff officer as an extra Aide-de-camp to Lord Roberts, Commander-in-Chief of the forces in South Africa during the early part of the Second Boer War.[1]

Family[edit]

Memorial to the Duke and his second son in Boxgrove Priory church

Lord Settrington married Hilda Madeline Brassey (1872 – 29 December 1971) on 8 June 1893; they had 5 children:

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Duke of Richmond
Lord Lieutenant of Moray
1928–1935
Succeeded by
The Earl of Moray
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Charles Gordon-Lennox
Duke of Richmond
3rd creation
1928–1935
Succeeded by
Frederick Gordon-Lennox
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Charles Gordon-Lennox
Duke of Lennox
2nd creation
1928–1935
Succeeded by
Frederick Gordon-Lennox
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Gordon-Lennox
Duke of Gordon
2nd creation
1928–1935
Succeeded by
Frederick Gordon-Lennox
French nobility
Preceded by
Charles Gordon-Lennox
Duke of Aubigny
1928–1935
Succeeded by
Frederick Gordon-Lennox