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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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