Charles Lindsay

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Caricature by Spy published in Vanity Fair in 1882.

The Hon. Charles Hugh Lindsay CB (11 November 1816 – 25 March 1889) was a British soldier, courtier and Conservative politician.


Lindsay was born at Muncaster Castle, the third son of James Lindsay, 24th Earl of Crawford, and the Hon. Maria, daughter of John Pennington, 1st Baron Muncaster. The Hon. Sir James Lindsay was his elder brother.

Public life[edit]

Lindsay sat as Member of Parliament for Abingdon between 1865 and 1874. He was also a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Grenadier Guards and Colonel in the St George's Rifle Regiment and served as a Groom-in-Waiting to Queen Victoria.


Lindsay married Emilia Anne, daughter of the Very Reverend the Hon. Henry Montague Browne, Dean of Lismore, in 1851. His daughter Violet Lindsay was an artist. She married Henry Manners, 8th Duke of Rutland and was the mother of Lady Diana Cooper. Emilia Anne died in February 1873. Lindsay survived her by 16 years and died in March 1889, aged 72.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Thomas Norris
Member of Parliament for Abingdon
Succeeded by
John Creemer Clarke