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The 3rd Earl of Harrington

Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl of Harrington PC, PC (Ire) (17 March 1753 – 5 September 1829) was a son of William Stanhope, 2nd Earl of Harrington and Lady Caroline Fitzroy.

During the Saratoga campaign of the American Revolutionary War as Viscount Petersham, Charles Stanhope commanded the 29th Regiment of Foot's Grenadier company and as an aide-de-camp to Gen. John Burgoyne. Viscount Petersham can be seen in the famous painting "The Burial of General Fraser at Saratoga" standing above Simon Fraser.

Stanhope is sometimes confused with an exact contemporary of his, the 3rd Earl Stanhope.

His maternal grandparents were Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton and Lady Henrietta Somerset. Henrietta was daughter of Charles Somerset, Marquess of Worcester and Rebecca Child.

Charles was married to Jane Fleming, daughter of Sir John Fleming, 1st Baronet. They had ten children:

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Henry Seymour Conway
John Drummond
Member of Parliament for Thetford
With: Henry Seymour Conway
Succeeded by
Charles FitzRoy
Charles FitzRoy-Scudamore
Preceded by
Earl Percy
Lord Thomas Pelham-Clinton
Member of Parliament for Westminster
1776 – 1779
With: Lord Thomas Pelham-Clinton
Succeeded by
Lord Thomas Pelham-Clinton
Viscount Malden
Military offices
Preceded by
The Viscount Cathcart
Commander-in-Chief, Ireland
1806 – 1812
Succeeded by
The Earl of Hopetoun
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Cardigan
Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle
1812 – 1829
Succeeded by
The Marquess Conyngham
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
William Stanhope
Earl of Harrington
1779 – 1829
Succeeded by
Charles Stanhope


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