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Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope

(b. Aug. 3, 1753, London, England – d. Dec. 15, 1816, Chevening, Kent )

Gender: M

Charles Stanhope (1753-1816) was the son of Philip, 2nd Earl Stanhope, and Grizel Hamilton. He was styled Viscount Mahon between 1763, when his elder brother died, and 1786, when he succeeded to the earldom on the death of his father. He was educated in Geneva, and unsuccessfully contested the Westminster election in 1774, when he was only twenty-one. From 1780-1786 he was MP for High Wycombe, through the influence of the Earl of Shelburne. He married Lady Hester Pitt (1755-1780), daughter of the Earl of Chatham and sister of William Pitt the Younger, and they had three daughters. He married secondly Louisa Grenville (1758-1829), and they had three sons. His estate was at Chevening in Kent.

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  • Charles Stanhope
  • 3rd Earl Stanhope

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