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.
Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, usually known simply as the Privy Council of the United Kingdom or just the Privy Council, is a formal body of advisers to the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. Its membership mainly comprises senior politicians, who are current or former members of either the House of Commons or the House of Lords.
Tankerville was the son of John Bennet, 1st Baron Ossulston.
John Bennet, 1st Baron Ossulston was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1663 to 1679. He was created Baron Ossulston in 1682. Ossulston is the name of a hundred of the ceremonial county of Middlesex.
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,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 and made a Knight of the Thistle in 1721.
The House of Lords, also known as the House of Peers, is the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Membership is granted respectively ruled by appointment, heredity or official function. Like the House of Commons, it meets in the Palace of Westminster. Officially, the full name of the house is the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled.
The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle is an order of chivalry associated with Scotland. The current version of the Order was founded in 1687 by King James VII of Scotland who asserted that he was reviving an earlier Order. The Order consists of the Sovereign and sixteen Knights and Ladies, as well as certain "extra" knights. The Sovereign alone grants membership of the Order; he or she is not advised by the Government, as occurs with most other Orders.
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.
Ford Grey, 1st Earl of Tankerville, 1st Viscount Glendale, and 3rd Baron Grey of Werke, was an English nobleman and statesman.
Charles Bennet, 2nd Earl of Tankerville KT, styled Lord Ossulston between 1714 and 1722, was a British peer and politician.
Marquess of Rockingham, in the County of Northampton, was a title in the Peerage of Great Britain. It was created in 1746 for Thomas Watson-Wentworth, 1st Earl of Malton. The Watson family descended from Lewis Watson, Member of Parliament for Lincoln. He was created a Baronet, of Rockingham Castle in the County of Northampton, in the Baronetage of England in 1621. In 1645 he was further honoured when he was raised to the Peerage of England as Baron Rockingham. The third Baron served as Lord-Lieutenant of Kent. In 1714 he was created Baron Throwley, Viscount Sondes and Earl of Rockingham in the Peerage of Great Britain. His eldest son Edward Watson, Viscount Sondes, predeceased him and he was succeeded by his grandson, the second Earl. The second Earl was Lord-Lieutenant of Kent before his early death in 1745. He was childless and was succeeded by his younger brother, Thomas. He had previously represented Canterbury in Parliament. He died in 1746, whereupon the barony of Throwley, viscountcy and earldom became extinct.
Earl of Tankerville is a noble title drawn from Tancarville in Normandy. The title has been created three times: twice in the Peerage of England, and once in the Peerage of Great Britain for Charles Bennet, 2nd Baron Ossulston. His father, John Bennett, 1st Baron Ossulston, was the elder brother of Henry Bennett, 1st Earl of Arlington.
Earl of Halifax is a title that has been created four times in British history. The name of the peerage refers to Halifax, West Yorkshire.
John William Maule Ramsay, 13th Earl of Dalhousie KT, PC, styled Lord Ramsay between 1874 and 1880, was a Scottish naval commander, courtier and Liberal politician. He served as Secretary for Scotland in William Ewart Gladstone's short-lived 1886 administration.
Charles Augustus Bennet, 6th Earl of Tankerville PC, styled Lord Ossulston between 1822 and 1859, was a British peer and Conservative politician. He served as Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms between 1866 and 1867 and as Lord Steward of the Household between 1867 and 1868.
Baron Grey of Werke , of Chillingham in the County of Northumberland, was a title in the Peerage of England. It was created on 11 February 1624 for Sir William Grey, 1st Baronet. He had already been created a baronet, of Chillingham in the County of Northumberland, in the Baronetage of England on 15 June 1619. The third Baron was created Viscount Glendale and Earl of Tankerville in the Peerage of England in 1695. He left two daughters but no sons and on his death in 1701 the viscountcy and earldom became extinct. He was succeeded in the barony by his younger brother, the fourth Baron. The latter had previously represented Berwick in Parliament. The barony became extinct on his death in 1706.
Charles Bennet, 4th Earl of Tankerville, styled Lord Ossulston from 1753 to 1767, was a British nobleman, a collector of shells and a famous patron of Surrey cricket in the 1770s. He agreed a set of cricket rules that included the first mention of the Leg before wicket rule. His wife, Emma, was notable as a collector of exotic plants. Her collection of over 600 illustrations were purchased by Kew Gardens in 1932 and are still available today.
John Cecil, 6th Earl of Exeter, known as Lord Burghley from 1678 to 1700, was a British peer and Member of Parliament.
Charles Augustus Bennet, 5th Earl of Tankerville PC, DL, styled Lord Ossulston until 1822, was a British politician. He served as Treasurer of the Household from 1806 to 1807 in the Ministry of All the Talents.
Henry Paget, 1st Earl of Uxbridge was a British nobleman and politician.
Charles Bennet, 3rd Earl of Tankerville, styled Lord Ossulston between 1722 and 1753, was a British peer and politician.
Henry Petty, 1st Earl of Shelburne PC (I) was an Anglo-Irish peer and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1715 to 1727.
John Wallop, 1st Earl of Portsmouth, of Hurstbourne Park, near Whitchurch and Farleigh Wallop, Hampshire, known as John Wallop, 1st Viscount Lymington from 1720 to 1743, was a British politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1715 to 1720, when he vacated his seat on being raised to the peerage as Viscount Lymington and Baron Wallop.
Lionel Boyle, 3rd Earl of Orrery, styled Lord Broghill between 1679 and 1682, was an Anglo-Irish politician.
George Montagu Bennet, 7th Earl of Tankerville, was a British peer, cowpuncher, circus clown, and revival meeting singer.
Olivia Bennet, Countess of Tankerville, formerly Lady Olivia Montagu, was the wife of Charles Bennet, 6th Earl of Tankerville.
Ralph Jenison (1696–1758) of Elswick Hall near Newcastle, Northumberland and Walworth Castle, county Durham. was a British politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1724 and 1758
The Earl of Abingdon
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South of the Trent
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The Lord Cornwallis
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