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Charles Gordon-Lennox, 6th Duke of Richmond

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His Grace The Duke of Richmond and Lennox

Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 6th Duke of Richmond, 6th Duke of Lennox and 1st Duke of Gordon (February 27 1818 - September 27 1903) was a British politician. He was the son of Charles Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond and Lennox and Lady Caroline Paget.

He had been styled Earl of March, before inheriting the title of Duke of Richmond from his father in 1860. He was a short-lived cricket player for Oxford University, presumably his alma mater. He married Frances Harriett Greville on November 28, 1843, and they had one child, Charles Henry, who would succeed his father as 7th Duke of Richmond.

His first and middle names reflect the last legitimate Jacobite pretenders of the House of Stuart; Charles Edward Stuart and Henry Benedict Stuart. Whether this was royal pretension or affection for their cause and intended or not, is not known to the general public. The Duke's line did not descend from King James II of England, but illegitimately from King Charles II of England who preceded him in the English Restoration.



Preceded by:
The Lord Aberdare
Lord President of the Council
1874–1880
Succeeded by:
The Earl Spencer
Preceded by:
New Office
Secretary for Scotland
1885–1886
Succeeded by:
George Otto Trevelyan

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