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Charles Gordon, 10th Marquess of Huntly (4 January 1792 – 18 September 1863), styled Lord Strathavon from 1794 to 1836 and Earl of Aboyne from 1836 to 1853, was a Scottish peer and Tory (1818–30) then Whig (1830 onwards) politician.

Family

Huntly was the eldest son of the 5th Earl of Aboyne (later Marquess of Huntly) and his wife, Catherine. He was educated at St John's College, Cambridge,[1] and entered Parliament in 1818 as a Tory MP for East Grinstead and then elected as a Whig MP for Huntingdonshire in 1830. From 1826–30, he was a Lord of the Bedchamber and then a Lord-in-Waiting from 1840–41, his last office being that of Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire from 1861 until his death.

On 20 March 1826, Lord Strathavon had married Lady Elizabeth Conyngham (the eldest daughter of the 1st Marquess Conyngham). Elizabeth died in 1839 and the by-now Earl of Aboyne married Maria Antoinetta Pegus (a halfsister of the 10th Earl of Lindsey) on 10 April 1844, and they had fourteen children. Lord Aboyne inherited his father's titles in 1853 and on his own death ten years later, they passed to his eldest son, Lord Charles.

Cricket

He played first-class cricket for Hampshire, Middlesex, Kent, Surrey and Marylebone Cricket Club in an amateur career which stretched from 1819 to 1843 [2][3][4]. He also appeared for W Ward's XI, the Players, the Gentlemen, the Married, Lord Strathavon's XI and the Gentlemen of Kent. In 33 matches he scored a total of 193 runs, with a highest score of 19 against Oxford University, at an average of 4.02 [5].

References

  1. ^ Gordon, Charles (Lord Strathaven) in Venn, J. & J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge University Press, 10 vols, 1922–1958.
  2. ^ Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 1 (1744-1826), Lillywhite, 1862
  3. ^ Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 2 (1827-1840), Lillywhite, 1862
  4. ^ Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 3 (1841-1848), Lillywhite, 1862
  5. ^ CricketArchive record
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George William Gunning
Sir George Hope
Member of Parliament for East Grinstead
with George William Gunning 1812–1818
Charles Jenkinson 1818–1829
Viscount Holmesdale 1829–1832

1818–1830
Succeeded by
Viscount Holmesdale
Frederick West
Preceded by
William Fellowes
Viscount Mandeville
Member of Parliament for Huntingdonshire
with Viscount Mandeville

1830–1831
Succeeded by
Edward Fellowes
George Thornhill
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Aberdeen
Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire
1861–1863
Succeeded by
The Earl of Kintore
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
George Gordon
Marquess of Huntly
1853–1863
Succeeded by
Charles Gordon
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