Charles Gordon-Lennox, 8th Duke of Richmond

Last updated on 18 August 2017

Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 8th Duke of Richmond, 8th Duke of Lennox, 3rd Duke of Gordon, DSO, MVO (30 December 1870 – 7 May 1935), known as Lord Settrington 1870–1903, and as Earl of March 1903–1928, was a British Peer and politician.

Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 8th Duke of Richmond and 3rd Duke of Gordon.jpg
Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 8th Duke of Richmond and 3rd Duke of Gordon.jpg

Biography

Lord Settrington was the son of Charles Gordon-Lennox, 7th Duke of Richmond (at the time known as Earl of March, as his father, the 6th Duke was still alive) by his first wife, Amy Mary Ricardo (1849–1879), daughter of Percy Ricardo, of Bramley Park and Mathilde Hensley. He was styled as Earl of March when his father held the dukedom, and inherited the dukedom upon his father's death in 1928, holding the title for only seven years.

He was promoted to captain while in the service of the 3rd (Militia) Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. In December 1899 he was seconded as a staff officer,[1] and appointed an Aide-de-camp to Lord Roberts, Commander-in-Chief of the forces in South Africa during the early part of the Second Boer War.[2][3]

Family

Tributes to a Duke and son within St. Mary and St. Blaise, Boxgrove - geograph.org.uk - 1725437.jpg
Memorial to the Duke and his second son in Boxgrove Priory church

Lord Settrington married Hilda Madeline Brassey (1872 – 29 December 1971) on 8 June 1893; they had 5 children:

Ancestry

Ancestors of Charles Gordon-Lennox, 8th Duke of Richmond
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
16. Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8. Charles Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
17. Lady Charlotte Gordon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4. Charles Gordon-Lennox, 6th Duke of Richmond
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18. Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9. Lady Caroline Paget
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
19. Lady Caroline Villiers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. Charles Gordon-Lennox, 7th Duke of Richmond
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
20. Charles Greville
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10. Algernon Greville
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21. Lady Charlotte Cavendish-Bentinck
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5. Frances Greville
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
22. Richard Cox
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11. Charlotte Cox
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
23. Charlotte Fitzhugh
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Charles Gordon-Lennox, 8th Duke of Richmond
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
24. Abraham Ricardo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12. Ralph Ricardo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25. Abigail Delavalle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6. Percy Ricardo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
26. Joseph Lobb
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
13. Charlotte Lobb
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Amy Ricardo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
14. John Hensley
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7. Matilda Hensley
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

References

  1. ^ "No. 27169". The London Gazette. 27 February 1900. p. 1354.
  2. ^ "No. 27156". The London Gazette. 23 January 1900. p. 430.
  3. ^ "No. 27170". The London Gazette. 2 March 1900. p. 1435.

External links

Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Duke of Richmond
Lord Lieutenant of Moray
1928–1935
Succeeded by
The Earl of Moray
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Charles Gordon-Lennox
Duke of Richmond
3rd creation
1928–1935
Succeeded by
Frederick Gordon-Lennox
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Charles Gordon-Lennox
Duke of Lennox
2nd creation
1928–1935
Succeeded by
Frederick Gordon-Lennox
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Gordon-Lennox
Duke of Gordon
2nd creation
1928–1935
Succeeded by
Frederick Gordon-Lennox
French nobility
Preceded by
Charles Gordon-Lennox
Duke of Aubigny
1928–1935
Succeeded by
Frederick Gordon-Lennox

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