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Shrewsbury, Duke of (E, 1694 - 1717/8)


Creation: let.pat. 30 Apr 1694


Extinct: 1 Feb 1717/8


Family name: Talbot




See Earl of Shrewsbury



Charles [Talbot], 12th Earl of Shrewsbury later 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, KG PC

1st son and heir of Francis [Talbot], 11th Earl of Shrewsbury, by his second wife Lady Anna Maria Brudenell, dau. by his second wife of Robert [Brudenell], 2nd Earl of Cardigan


24 Jul 1660


20 Aug 1705 Adelaide Paleotti, Lady of the Bedchamber to Caroline, Princess of Wales 1714-26 (d. 29 Jun 1726), dau. of Andrew, Marquis Paleotti, of Bologna, by his second wife Maria Cristina Dudley, 5th dau. of Carlo Dudley, titular Duke of Northumberland


s.p. 1 Feb 1717/8


30 Apr 1694 Marquess of Alton and Duke of Shrewsbury

suc. by

cousin in the Earldom of Shrewsbury, etc.


godson of King Charles II; travelled abroad 1674-78; suc. his father 10 Mar 1677/8 as 12th Earl of Shrewsbury; conformed to the Church of England 1679; Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire 1681-87, of Hertfordshire 1688/9-91, of Worcestershire 1688/9-1717/8, of Herefordshire Montgomeryshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Carnarvonshire, Merionethshire and Anglesey 1694, and of Shropshire 1712-14; Extra Gentleman of the Bedchamber 1683-85; Capt of a Troop of Horse 1685; Col of the 7th Horse 1685-86/7; a supporter of King William III 1688; Privy Councillor 1688/9-92, 1710 and 1714; Secretary of State for the North 1688/9-90; a Governor of the Charterhouse 1689; Secretary of State for the South 1693/4-98; Knight of the Garter 1694; Commissioner of Greenwich Hospital 1694; a Lord Justice of the Realm (Regent) 1695, 16961697 and 1714; Lord Chamberlain of the Household 1699-1700, 1710-14 and 1714-15; Ambassador Extraordinary to France 1712-13; Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1713-14; Lord High Treasurer 1714; Groom of the Stole and Keeper of the Privy Purse 1714


On his death the Marquessate of Alton and the Dukedom of Shrewsbury became extinct, and the Earldom of Shrewsbury, etc. passed to his first cousin, Father Gilbert Talbot, who succeeded as de jure 13th Earl of Shrewsbury


 Last reviewed 29 Mar 2007



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