Charles Bennet, 1st Earl of Tankerville

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Charles Bennet, 1st Earl of Tankerville KT PC (1674 – 21 May 1722), known as The Lord Ossulston between 1695 and 1714, was a British peer.


Tankerville was the son of John Bennet, 1st Baron Ossulston.

Political career[edit]

Tankerville succeeded his father in the barony in 1695 and was able to take a seat in the House of Lords. In 1714 he was created Earl of Tankerville,[1] a revival of the title which had become extinct on the death of his father-in-law thirteen years earlier (see below). He was sworn of the Privy Council in 1716[2] and made a Knight of the Thistle in 1721.[3]


Lord Tankerville married Lady Mary, daughter of Ford Grey, 1st Earl of Tankerville, in 1695. He died in May 1722 and was succeeded in his titles by his son, Charles.[4]


  1. ^ "No. 5268". The London Gazette. 12 October 1714. p. 3.
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Legal offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Abingdon
Justice in Eyre
South of the Trent

Succeeded by
The Lord Cornwallis
Peerage of England
Preceded by
John Bennet
Baron Ossulston
Succeeded by
Charles Bennet
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
New creation
Earl of Tankerville
Succeeded by
Charles Bennet