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Camden, Earl (GB, 1786)


Creation: let. pat. 13 May 1786


Family name: Pratt




See Marquess Camden



Charles [Pratt], 1st Baron Camden later 1st Earl Camden, PC

3rd son of Sir John Pratt, of the Wilderness, Seale, co. Kent, Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench, by his second wife Elizabeth Wilson, dau/ of Rev Hugh Wilson, Canon of Bangor


21 Mar 1714


4 Oct 1749 Elizabeth Jeffreys (d. 10 Dec 1779), dau. and event. sole hrss. of Nicholas Jeffreys, son and heir of Sir Jeffrey Jeffreys, of Brecknock Priory, co. Brecknock


1. Hon John Jeffreys Pratt, later 2nd Earl Camden later 1st Marquess Camden

1. Lady Frances Pratt (b. c. 1751; d. 18 Jan 1833), mar. 7 Jun 1775 as his second wife Robert [Stewart], 1st Marquess of Londonderry, and had issue

2. Lady Elizabeth Pratt (d. May 1826)

3. Lady Sarah Pratt (d. 7 Apr 1817), mar. 2 Nov 1779 Nicholas Price, of Saintfield, co. Durham (d. 4 Jun 1847), and had issue

4. Lady Jane Pratt (d. 1825), mar. Sir Walter James Head later James, 1st Bt., of Langley Hall, co. Berkshire, and had issue


18 Apr 1794


17 Jul 1765 Baron Camden, of Camden Place in the County of Kent

13 May 1786 Viscount Bayham, of Bayham Abbey in the County of Sussex, and Earl Camden

suc. by



King's Counsel 1755;  Attorney General to the Prince of Wales 1756-57;  Attorney General 1757;  Member of Parliament for Downton 1757-61;  Recorder of Bath 1759;  Chief Justice of the Common Please 1761-66;  knighted 1761;  Privy Councillor 1762;  Lord Chancellor of Great Britain 1766-1770;  Lord President of the Council 1782-83 and 1784-94


John Jeffreys [Pratt], 2nd Earl Camden later 1st Marquess Camden, KG PC


7 Sep 1812 Earl of Brecknock and Marquess Camden


The Earldom of Camden has been held by the Marquesses Camden since 7 Sep 1812.


 Last updated 8 Feb 2007



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