STANHOPE, Hon. Charles (1708-36).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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3 Feb. 1730 - 20 Feb. 1736

Family and Education

b. 6 Sept. 1708, 4th s. of Philip Stanhope, 3rd Earl of Chesterfield, by Elizabeth, da. of George Savile, M.P., 1st Mq. of Halifax; bro. of Hon. John, Philip Dormer, Lord Stanhope, and Hon. Sir William Stanhope. educ. Grand Tour 1728. unm.

Offices Held

Ensign 13 Ft. 1720; lt. and capt. 1 Ft. Gds. 1723, ret. bef. 1730.


Charles Stanhope, although the youngest son, inherited under the will of his grandfather, the 2nd Lord Chesterfield, a large estate entailed after him upon his other brothers.1 In 1730 he was returned unopposed for Derby by his brother, Philip Dormer, Lord Chesterfield, whom he followed into opposition in 1733, voting against the Government on the excise bill and on the repeal of the Septennial Act in 1734. Re-elected after a contest, he died 20 Feb. 1736.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. PCC 5 Fagg.