Birth: 3 August 1791

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Richmond House, Whitehall Gardens, London, Middlesex

Baptism: Not Known

Place of Baptism: Not Known

Death: 21 October 1860

Place or Registered Place of Death: Portland Place, Marylebone, London

Father: Charles Lennox

Mother :Charlotte Gordon

Spouse(s): Caroline Paget

Date of Marriage: 10 April 1817

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: St. James's, Westminster, Middlesex

Children:

Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 6th Duke of Richmond (1818-1903)
Lady Caroline Amelia Gordon-Lennox (1819-1890)
Lord Fitzroy George Charles Gordon-Lennox (1820-1841)
Rt. Hon. Lord Henry Charles George Gordon-Lennox (1821-1886)
Captain Lord Alexander Francis Charles Gordon-Lennox (1825-1892)
Lady Augusta Catherine Gordon-Lennox (1827-1904)
Lord George Charles Gordon-Lennox (1829-1877)
Lady Cecilia Catherine Gordon-Lennox (1838-1910)

Notes:

Charles Gordon-Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond was born on 3 August 1791 at Richmond House, Whitehall Gardens, London, England. He was the son of General Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond and Lady Charlotte Gordon. He married Lady Caroline Paget, daughter of Field Marshal Sir Henry William Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey and Lady Caroline Elizabeth Villiers, on 10 April 1817 at St. James's, Westminster, London, England. He died on 21 October 1860 at age 69 at Portland Place, Marylebone, London, England.

Charles Gordon-Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond was baptised with the name of Charles Lennox. He was educated at Westminster College, Westminster, London, England. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland. He gained the rank of Ensign in 1809 in the service of the |8th Garrison Battalion. He fought in the Peninsular Wars. He gained the rank of Lieutenant in 1810 in the service of the 13th Light Dragoons. He was Aide-de-Camp and Assistant Military Secretary to 1st Duke of Wellington between 1810 and 1814. He gained the rank of Captain in 1812 in the service of the 92nd Foot. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Tory) for Chichester between 1812 and 1819. He gained the rank of Captain in 1813 in the service of the 52nd Foot. He fought in the Battle of Orthez in 1814, where he was wounded. He was Extra Aide-de-Camp to the prince of Orange during the Waterloo Campaign in 1815. He fought in the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. He gained the rank of Brevet Major in 1815. He gained the rank of Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel in 1816. He was Colonel of the Sussex Militia between 1819 and 1860. He succeeded to the title of 5th Baron of Settrington, co. York [E., 1675] on 28 August 1819. He succeeded to the title of 5th Duke of Lennox [S., 1675] on 28 August 1819. He gained the title of 5th Duke of Richmond [E., 1675] on 28 August 1819. He succeeded to the title of 5th Earl of March [E., 1675] on 28 August 1819. He succeeded to the title of 5th Duc d'Aubigny, de Berri [France, 1684] on 28 August 1819. He succeeded to the title of 5th Lord of Torboultoun [S., 1675] on 28 August 1819. He succeeded to the title of 5th Earl of Darnley [S., 1675] on 28 August 1819. He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) in 1829. He held the office of Postmaster-General between 1830 and 1834. He held the office of Vice-Admiral of Sussex in 1831. He held the office of Militia Aide-de-Camp to HM King William IV in 1832. He was High Steward of Chichester. He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Sussex between 1835 and 1860. On 9 August 1836 his name was legally changed to Charles Gordon-Lennox by Royal Licence, after inheriting the estate of his maternal uncle, the 5th Duke of Gordon. He held the office of Extra Militia Aide-de-Camp to HM Queen Victoria between 1837 and 1841. He held the office of Militia Aide-de-Camp to HM Queen Victoria between 1841 and 1860. He had two other daughters, who both died unmarried.

Charles Gordon-Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond and Lennox (3 August 1791 – 21 October 1860) was an English politician and a prominent Conservative. The son of Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond and Lady Charlotte Gordon, he was styles Earl of March until he succeeded his father in 1819. He served on Wellington's staff in the Peninsular war, being at the same time member of parliament for Chichester. During the battle of Waterloo, he was ADC to the Prince of Orange. He was afterwards a vehement opponant in the House of Lords of Roman Catholic Emancipation, and at a later date a leader of the opposition to Peel's free trade policy. Although a vigorous Conservative and Ultra-Tory for most of his career, Richmond's anger with Wellington over Catholic Emancipation led him to lead the Ultra's into joining Earl Grey's reforming Whig government in 1832.

In 1836, on inheriting the estates of his mother's brother, the fifth and last Duke of Gordon, he assumed the name of Gordon before that of Lennox.

He married Lady Caroline Paget on April 10, 1817.

The Gentleman's Magazine - 1817
April 10
Charles, Earl of March, eldst son of the Duke of Richmond, to Lady Caroline Paget, eldest daughter of the Marquis of Anglesey.

For further information see Memoir of C.G. Lennox, 5th duke of Richmond.

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1851 Census:

Goodwood House, Boxgrove, Sussex
Duke of Richmond, Charles Gordon - Head - Married - 59 - 1792 - Peer and Farmer - Whitehall, London
Duchess of Richmond, Caroline - Wife - 54 - 1797 - St. James. London
Henry G. Lennox - Son - Unmarried - 29 - 1822 - Boxgrove, Sussex
Alexander T.G. Lennox - Son - Unmarried - 25 - 1826 - St. George's, London
Augusta G. Lennox - Daughter - Unmarried - 24 - 1827 - Boxgrove, Sussex
Cecilia G. Lennox - Daughter - 12 - 1839 - Marylebone, London

Charles Gordon Lennox
5th Duke of Richmond