Charles Marsham, 4th Earl of Romney

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Charles Marsham, 4th Earl of Romney (7 March 1841 – 21 August 1905), styled Viscount Marsham from 1845 to 1874, was a British Conservative politician.


Romney was the son of Charles Marsham, 3rd Earl of Romney, and his wife Lady Margaret Harriet, daughter of Charles Montagu-Scott, 4th Duke of Buccleuch, and succeeded his father in the earldom in 1874.[1] He served as a Lord-in-Waiting (government whip in the House of Lords) from 1889 to 1892 in the Conservative administration of Lord Salisbury.

His ancestors came from the parish of Marsham, Norfolk, in the 12th century.[2]

Lord Romney married Lady Frances Augusta Constance, daughter of George Rawdon-Hastings, 2nd Marquess of Hastings, in 1863. Their third son The Honourable Douglas Henry Marsham was killed in action during the Siege of Mafeking in 1899. Romney died in August 1905, aged 64, and was succeeded in the earldom by his eldest son Charles. Lady Romney died in September 1910, aged 66.[1]


  1. ^ a b Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors), Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (New York: St Martin's Press, 1990),[page needed]
  2. ^ Wilson, John Marius, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-1872), extract for Marsham online at, accessed 24 January 2009


Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Marsham
Earl of Romney
Succeeded by
Charles Marsham