KENT, Sir Charles, 1st Bt. (?1743-1811), of Fornham St. Genevieve, Suff.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1784 - 1790

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.

Offices Held

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.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke


  • 1. Venn, Al. Cant., under Egleton.
  • 2. Grafton to Shelburne, 12 July 1782, Lansdowne mss.