Charles Jenkinson, 3rd Earl of Liverpool

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The Earl of Liverpool

Lord Steward of the Household
In office
3 September 1841 – 29 June 1846
MonarchQueen Victoria
Prime MinisterSir Robert Peel, Bt
Preceded byThe Earl of Erroll
Succeeded byThe Earl Fortescue
Personal details
Born(1784-05-29)29 May 1784
Died3 October 1851(1851-10-03) (aged 67)
Political partyTory
Spouse(s)Julia Shuckburgh-Evelyn
(d. 1814)

Charles Cecil Cope Jenkinson, 3rd Earl of Liverpool GCB PC (29 May 1784 – 3 October 1851), styled The Honourable Charles Jenkinson between 1786 and 1828, was a British politician.


Liverpool was the son of Charles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of Liverpool, by his second wife Catherine, daughter of Sir Cecil Bishopp, 6th Baronet, and the younger half-brother of Prime Minister Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool.[1] He was educated at Charterhouse School and Christ Church, Oxford. During the Napoleonic Wars, he notably served as a volunteer in the Austrian Army at the Battle of Austerlitz in 1805.[2]

Political career[edit]

Liverpool was elected Member of Parliament for Sandwich in 1807, a seat he held until 1812,[3] and then sat for Bridgnorth from 1812 to 1818,[4] and for East Grinstead from 1818 to 1828.[5] He held office under the Duke of Portland as Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department from 1807 to 1809 and under Spencer Perceval as Under-Secretary of State for War and the Colonies from 1809 to 1810, but did not serve in his brother's 1812 to 1827 Tory administration. Liverpool succeeded in the earldom of Liverpool in 1828 on the death of his elder brother and took his seat in the House of Lords. In 1841 he was invested a member of the Privy Council[6] and appointed Lord Steward of the Household in the government of Sir Robert Peel,[7] a post he held until 1846.[8]


On 19 July 1810, Lord Liverpool married Julia Evelyn Medley Shuckburgh-Evelyn, daughter of Sir George Shuckburgh-Evelyn, 6th Baronet, and Julia Annabella Evelyn.[9] The couple had had three daughters:

  • Lady Catherine Julia Jenkinson (23 July 1811 – 5 December 1877).
  • Lady Selina Charlotte Jenkinson (3 July 1812 – 24 September 1883); married, firstly, on 15 August 1833, William Wentworth-FitzWilliam, Viscount Milton, with whom she had one child: Hon. Mary Selina Charlotte FitzWilliam (9 January 1836 – 4 January 1899), who later married Henry Portman, 2nd Viscount Portman. Lady Selina married, secondly, on 28 August 1845, as his second wife, George Savile Foljambe (4 June 1800 – 18 December 1869), with whom she had four children:[10]
  • Lady Louisa Harriet Jenkinson (28 March 1814 – 5 February 1887).

Julia died in April 1814, shortly after the birth of her youngest child. Liverpool remained a widower until his death in October 1851, aged 67. On his death the Barony of Hawkesbury and Earldom of Liverpool became extinct. However, the baronetcy of Hawkesbury (created in 1661) also held by the late Earl, survived, and was passed on to a cousin (see Jenkinson Baronets). In 1905, the earldom was revived in favour of Liverpool's grandson, the Liberal politician Cecil Foljambe, the son of Liverpool's second daughter, Lady Selina Charlotte, and her husband George Savile Foljambe.[1]


  1. ^ a b Charles Cecil Cope Jenkinson, 3rd Earl of Liverpool
  2. ^ Dictionary of National Biography
  3. ^ House of Commons: Salisbury to Shaftesbury
  4. ^ House of Commons: Bradford North to Brightside
  5. ^ House of Commons: Ealing to Elgin
  6. ^ "No. 20014". The London Gazette. 3 September 1841. p. 2221.
  7. ^ "No. 20015". The London Gazette. 7 September 1841. p. 2247.
  8. ^ "No. 20621". The London Gazette. 10 July 1846. p. 2534.
  9. ^
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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Horatio Mann, Bt
Thomas Fremantle
Member of Parliament for Sandwich
With: Peter Rainier 1807–1808
John Spratt Rainier 1808–1812
Succeeded by
Joseph Maryatt
Sir Joseph Sydney Yorke
Preceded by
Isaac Hawkins Browne
Thomas Whitmore
Member of Parliament for Bridgnorth
With: Thomas Whitmore
Succeeded by
Thomas Whitmore
Sir Thomas John Tyrwhitt Jones
Preceded by
George William Gunning
Lord Strathavon
Member of Parliament for East Grinstead
With: Lord Strathavon
Succeeded by
Lord Strathavon
Viscount Holmesdale
Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Williams-Wynn
Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department
Succeeded by
Henry Goulburn
Preceded by
Edward Cooke
Hon. Charles Stewart
Under-Secretary of State for War and the Colonies
With: Hon. F. J. Robinson 1809
Henry Bunbury 1809–1810
Succeeded by
Henry Bunbury
Robert Peel
Preceded by
The Earl of Erroll
Lord Steward of the Household
Succeeded by
The Earl Fortescue
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Robert Jenkinson
Earl of Liverpool
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Robert Jenkinson
(of Hawkesbury)
Succeeded by
Charles Jenkinson