Charles Marsham, 2nd Earl of Romney

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Charles Marsham, 2nd Earl of Romney (22 November 1777 – 29 March 1845), styled Viscount Marsham between 1801 and 1811, was a British peer and politician.

Background[edit]

Romney was the son of Charles Marsham, 1st Earl of Romney, and Lady Frances, daughter of Charles Wyndham, 2nd Earl of Egremont.[1]

Political career[edit]

Romney was Member of Parliament for Hythe from 1798 to 1802 and from 1806 to 1807[2] and for Downton from 1803 to 1806.[3] In 1811 he succeeded his father in the earldom and entered the House of Lords.

Family[edit]

Lord Romney was twice married. He married firstly, in 1806, Sophia Pitt, daughter of William Morton Pitt. They had one son and four daughters. After her death in September 1812, shortly after the birth of her youngest child, he married secondly, in 1832, the Hon. Mary Elizabeth Townshend, daughter of John Townshend, 2nd Viscount Sydney and widow of George James Cholmondeley. There were children from this marriage as well.

Lord Romney died in March 1845, aged 67, and was succeeded by his only son from his first marriage, Charles. Lady Romney died in December 1847.[4]

His second daughter, Lady Frances Marsham (1809-1901) married, in 1838, Major-General E. C. Fletcher (died 1877).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ thepeerage.com
  2. ^ leighrayment.com
  3. ^ leighrayment.com
  4. ^ thepeerage.com
  5. ^ "Obituary". The Times (36652). London. 31 December 1901. p. 9. 

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
William Evelyn
Sir Charles Farnaby-Radcliffe, Bt
Member of Parliament for Hythe
1798–1801
With: William Evelyn
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Hythe
1801–1802
With: William Evelyn
Succeeded by
Matthew White
Thomas Godfrey
Preceded by
Hon. John Ward
The Lord de Blaquiere
Member of Parliament for Downton
1803–1806
With: The Lord de Blaquiere
Succeeded by
Hon. Bartholomew Bouverie
Hon. Duncombe Pleydell-Bouverie
Preceded by
Matthew White
Thomas Godfrey
Member of Parliament for Hythe
1806–1807
With: Thomas Godfrey
Succeeded by
Thomas Godfrey
William Deedes
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Marsham
Earl of Romney
1811–1845
Succeeded by
Charles Marsham