Charles Delafaye (1677 – 11 December 1762) was Member of the Parliament of Ireland for Belturbet from 1715 to 1727 and Chief Secretary to the Earl of Galway and the Duke of Grafton who held joint Governorship. Delafaye shared his that role with Martin Bladen.
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| Chief Secretary for Ireland |
With: Martin Bladen
| Succeeded by|
|Parliament of Ireland|
| Member of Parliament for Belturbet |
With: Brinsley Butler
Hon. Humphrey Butler
| Succeeded by|
Hon. Humphrey Butler
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