Charles Cornwallis, 2nd Marquess Cornwallis

Charles Cornwallis, 2nd Marquess Cornwallis (19 October 1774–9 August 1823), styled Viscount Brome until 1805, was a British Tory politician.

Cornwallis was the only son of General Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, by his wife Jemima (née Jones). His mother died when he was four years old.[1] He was educated at Eton and St John's College, Cambridge, receiving his M.A. in 1795.[2] In 1795 he was returned to parliament as one of two representatives for Eye (alongside his uncle William Cornwallis), a seat he held until 1796.[3] He then sat as a Knight of the Shire for Suffolk until 1805,[4] when he succeeded his father in the marquessate and entered the House of Lords.[1]

Lord Cornwallis married Lady Louisa, daughter of Alexander Gordon, 4th Duke of Gordon, in 1797. They had five daughters, including Lady Jane Cornwallis, wife of Richard Griffin, 3rd Baron Braybrooke, and Lady Jemima Cornwallis, wife of Edward Eliot, 3rd Earl of St Germans. He died in August 1823, aged 48. The marquessate became extinct on his death while he was succeeded in his remaining titles by his uncle the Right Reverend James Cornwallis.[1]

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Hon. William Cornwallis
Peter Bathurst
Member of Parliament for Eye
1795–1796
With: Hon. William Cornwallis
Succeeded by
Hon. William Cornwallis
Mark Singleton
Preceded by
Sir John Rous, Bt
Sir Charles Bunbury, Bt
Member of Parliament for Suffolk
1796–1801
With: Sir Charles Bunbury, Bt
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Suffolk
1801–1805
With: Sir Charles Bunbury, Bt
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Bunbury, Bt
Thomas Gooch
Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Albemarle
Master of the Buckhounds
1806–1823
Succeeded by
The Lord Maryborough
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Charles Cornwallis
Marquess Cornwallis
1805–1823
Extinct
Earl Cornwallis
1805–1823
Succeeded by
James Cornwallis

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