KENT, Sir Charles, 1st Bt. (?1743-1811), of Fornham St. Genevieve, Suff.
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Family and Education
b. ?1743, o.s. of Sir Charles Egleton, merchant, of London, by Sarah, da. of Samuel Kent, sis. and h. of Thomas Kent. educ. poss. Queens’, Camb. 23 Apr. 1762.1 m. 20 May 1771, Mary, da. and coh. of Josias Wordsworth of Wadworth, Yorks. and Seven-score, Kent, 1s. 3da. suc. maternal uncle 1762 and took name of Kent; and fa. 1769; cr. Bt. 16 Aug. 1782.
Sheriff, Suff. 1781-2.
Kent, a neighbour and friend of the Duke of Grafton, was created a baronet on his recommendation,2 and was returned for Thetford on his interest. He voted on Richmond’s fortifications plan, 27 Feb. 1786, and on the Regency. There is no record of his having spoken in the House. He did not stand in 1790.
He died 14 Mar. 1811, aged 67.