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Charles Bennet, 5th Earl of Tankerville
Born 28 April 1776
[1]
Died 25 June 1859,
23 Hertford Street, Mayfair
Nationality English
Other names Lord Ossulston
Occupation Gentleman
Title 5th Earl of Tankerville
Children yes
Parents Charles Bennet, 4th Earl of Tankerville and Emma (formerly Colebrook)[1]

Charles Augustus Bennet, 5th Earl of Tankerville PC (28 April 1776 – 25 June 1859) was an English aristocrat and politician, styled Lord Ossulston until succeeding his father as Earl of Tankerville in 1822.

Biography

Lord Ossulston was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge.[2] He was MP for Steyning from 1803 to 1806, and treasurer of the household during the short administration of Mr Fox in 1806. He was MP for Knaresborough from 1806 to 1818, and MP for Berwick from 1820 to 1822.

Tankerville married on the 28 July 1806, at Devonshire House in Piccadilly Sophie Léonie de Gramont, daughter of the duc de Gramont. They had two children: Charles Bennet, 6th Earl of Tankerville who was born on 19 January 1810 and Lady Corisande Emma Bennett.

He succeeded to the Earldom of Tankerville on the death of his father on 10 December 1822.

References

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Martin Lloyd
Robert Hurst
Member of Parliament for Steyning
1803–1806
With: James Martin Lloyd 1803–1806
Sir Arthur Leary Piggott 1806
Succeeded by
James Martin Lloyd
Robert Hurst
Preceded by
Lord John Townshend
Viscount Duncannon
Member of Parliament for Knaresborough
1806–1818
With: Lord John Townshend
Succeeded by
George Tierney
Sir James Mackintosh
Preceded by
Alexander Allan
Henry Heneage St Paul
Member of Parliament for Berwick-upon-Tweed
1820–1823
With: Sir David Milne 1820
Henry Heneage St Paul 1820
Sir Francis Blake, Bt 1820–1823
Succeeded by
Sir Francis Blake, Bt
Sir John Beresford, Bt
Political offices
Preceded by
Viscount Stopford
Treasurer of the Household
1806–1807
Succeeded by
Viscount Stopford
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Charles Bennet
Earl of Tankerville
1822–1859
Succeeded by
Charles Bennet
Baron Ossulston
1822–1859
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