Charles Trefusis, 19th Baron Clinton

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Charles Rudolph Trefusis, 19th Baron Clinton (9 November 1791 – 10 April 1866), styled The Honourable Charles Trefusis between 1794 and 1832, was a British peer and Tory politician.

Background and education[edit]

Clinton was the second son of Robert Trefusis, 17th Baron Clinton, and Albertina Marianna, daughter of John Gaulis. He was educated at Eton and Oriel College, Oxford.[1]

Political career[edit]

Clinton was elected Member of Parliament for Callington in 1813, a seat he held until 1818.[1][2] Between 1819 and 1833 he was a Commissioner of Excise.[1] In 1832 he succeeded his elder brother in the barony and entered the House of Lords.

Marriage & progeny[edit]

Lord Clinton married in 1831 Lady Elizabeth Georgiana Kerr, who died in March 1871, aged 63,[1] daughter of William Kerr, 6th Marquess of Lothian. They had four sons and five daughters, including:


He died in April 1866, aged 74, and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son Charles Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis, 20th Baron Clinton.


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Stephen Poyntz
Sir John Rogers, Bt
Member of Parliament for Callington
With: William Stephen Poyntz
Succeeded by
Hon. Edward Pyndar Lygon
Sir Christopher Robinson
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Robert Trefusis
Baron Clinton
Succeeded by
Charles Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis