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Keppel, Viscount (GB, 1782 - 1786)
Creation: let.pat. 22 Apr 1782
Extinct: 2 Oct 1786
Family name: Keppel
Gules three Escallop Shells Argent, a Crescent for difference
Out of a Ducal Coronet Or a Swan's Head and Neck Argent, charged with a Crescent for difference
On either side a Lion ducally crowned Or and charged with a Crescent for difference
Ne Cedo Malis
Augustus [Keppel], 1st Viscount Keppel, PC
2nd son of William Anne [Keppel], 2nd Earl of Albemarle, by his wife Lady Anne Lennox, 2nd dau. of Charles [Lennox], 1st Duke of Richmond
25 Apr 1725
2 Oct 1786
22 Apr 1782 Viscount Keppel, of Elveden in the County of Suffolk
entered the Royal Navy 1735; served under Anson at the capture of Paita 1741; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Chichester 1755-61, for Windsor 1761-80 and for Surrey 1780-82; took the Island of Goree from the French 1759; under Hawke at the defeat of the French Admiral, Conflans, 1759; Col of Marines 1760-62; a Groom of the Bedchamber 1761-65; took part in the capture of Havana 1762; Rear Admiral 1762; a Lord of the Admiralty 1765-66; Elder Brother of the Trinity House 1767; Vice Admiral 1770; Admiral of the Blue 1778; allowed the French fleet to escape him at Ushant 1778, for which he was tried by a court-martial but acquitted; Privy Councillor 1782; First Lord of the Admiralty 1782-83 and 1783; Master of the Trinity House 1782-86; Admiral of the White 1782
On the death of the 1st Viscount Keppel the Viscountcy of Keppel became extinct.
First written 6 Mar 2012
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