Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans Charles was Nell Gwyn and Charles II’s first child, born on 8 May 1670. Charles Francis Topham de Vere Beauclerk (born 22 February 1965), also styled Earl of Burford by courtesy, is a British aristocrat and heir to the peerage title of Duke of St Albans. Genealogy for 2st Duke of St Albans Charles Beauclerk, 2nd duke of St.Albans (1696 - 1751) family tree on Geni, with over 200 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives. Charles Beauclerk is a Vice-President of the Royal Stuart Society, of which his father, the 14th Duke of St Albans, is presently the Governor-General (since 1989) and his grandfather, the 13th Duke, held this office between 1976 and 1988. Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, KG was an illegitimate son of King Charles II of England by his mistress Nell Gwyn. Charles Beauclerk, 2nd Duke of St Albans (6 April 1696 – 27 July 1751) Lady Diana Beauclerk (born c. 1697) Lord William Beauclerk (22 May 1698 – 23 February 1733 N.S.) Sir Charles Grey and granddaughter of … On 29 December 1994, at Manaton, Dartmoor, Beauclerk was married to Canadian actress and pop singer, Louise Ann Robey. Through his father he is the heir of the family of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (hence the double surname), and has played a prominent role in promoting the Oxfordian theory that his ancestor wrote the works of William Shakespeare. After listening to the debate while seated on the first step of the Throne, as was his right as the eldest son of a peer, Beauclerk leapt to his feet, crossed the floor of the House, stood on the Woolsack (the Speaker's chair in the House of Lords) and declared the bill treason to the life and culture of Britain, insisting that hereditary peers should retain their right to sit and vote in the House. Kensington and Chelsea was perceived as a very safe seat for the Conservatives. BEAUCLERK, CHARLES (1670–1726), first Duke of St. Albans, son of Charles II by Nell Gwynn, was born at his mother's house in Lincoln's Inn Fields on 8 May 1670. 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Charles Beauclerk, 2nd Duke of St Albans KG KB was a son of the Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans and Diana. [3] On 13 June 1863, he was appointed Honorary Colonel of the 1st Nottinghamshire (Robin Hood) Rifle Volunteer Corps . Murray de Vere Beauclerk, 14th Duke of St Albans ,, styled Earl of Burford from 1964 until 1988, is an English peer of the Realm. Just after the death of Henry Jermyn, 1st Earl of St Albans, at the turn of the year, on 5 January 1684, King Charles granted his son Charles, Earl of Burford, the title of Duke of St Albans, gave him an allowance of £1,000 a year, and granted him the offices of Chief Ranger of Enfield Chace and Master of the Hawks in reversion (i. e. after the death of the current incumbents). "Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, KG (8 May 1670 – 10 May 1726) was an illegitimate son of King Charles II of England by his mistress Nell Gwynne." Beauclerk received 189 votes (0.9%).[7][8]. Charles Victor Albert Aubrey de Vere Beauclerk, 11th Duke of St Albans (26 March 1870 – 19 September 1934) was a British peer and soldier, known as the Earl of Burford before 1898. For some reason he was not given a surname at the date of his christening – not even the generic FitzRoy that many royal illegitimate children were provided – and for the first six and a half years of his life, he was simply known as Master Charles. Before … McCarter, Jeremy. He also claims that de Vere was the real author of works attributed to other Elizabethan writers, including John Lyly, George Gascoigne and Thomas Watson. Charles Beauclerk (1670–1726), Duke of St. Albans ca. In response, Charles created him Earl of Burford. Links: The Peerage 1 He was the son of Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of Saint Albans and Lady Diana de Vere. If they inspire you please support our work. On 14 May 2016 Lord Burford was the guest-of-honour at the Annual Dinner of the ultra-conservative Traditional Britain Group where he received a standing ovation. Charles Beauclerk, 2nd Duke of St Albans (6 April 1696 – 27 July 1751) Lady Diana Beauclerk (born c. 1697) Lord William Beauclerk (22 May 1698 – 23 February 1733 N.S.) A great-grandson of William Beauclerk, 8th Duke of St Albans, by the mid 1920s it seemed possible that he would inherit the dukedom, as the wife of his second cousin Osborne Beauclerk, 12th Duke of St Albans, was past child-bearing age. [2], Beauclerk first came to wide public attention during a debate on the House of Lords Act 1999 concerning the amendment of voting rights for hereditary peers. and subsequently created that peerage. Beauclerk married Sarah Davenport, MA (Sussex),[11] who is an artist and designer, at Bestwood Lodge, Nottingham in June 2017. Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, KG (8 May 1670 – 10 May 1726) was an illegitimate son of King Charles II of England by his mistress Nell Gwyn. [1] In 1718, George made him a Knight of the Garter. Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans Descendants of James VI and I Descendants of Charles I of England Usage on es.wikipedia.org Charles Beauclerk, I duque de St Albans Usage on fr.wikipedia.org Charles Beauclerk (1er [1] By his wife he had twelve children: Several legends describe how Beauclerk became Earl of Burford. Beauclerk was the eldest son of the 10th Duke of St Albans and a … After the Battle of Landen in 1693, William III made Beauclerk captain of the gentlemen pensioners, and four years later gentleman of the bedchamber. Another legend is that Beauclerk's mother held him out of a window (or above a river) and threatened to drop him unless he was given a peerage. Book review. 1 He was the son of Charles Beauclerk, 2nd Duke of Saint Albans and Lucy Werden. What we are witnessing is the abolition of Britain... Before us lies the wasteland... No Queen, no culture, no sovereignty, no freedom. His Whig sentiments prevented his advancement under Queen Anne, but he was restored to favour at the accession of King George I. He was educated at Eton College, Sherborne School, before going up to Hertford College, Oxford. Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond, 1st Duke of Lennox, KG (29 July 1672 – 27 May 1723), of Goodwood House near Chichester in Sussex, was the youngest of the seven illegitimate sons of King Charles II, and was that king's only son by his French-born mistress Louise de Kérouaille, Duchess of … William Amelius Aubrey de Vere Beauclerk, 10th Duke of St Albans (1840–1898), who married Sybil Mary Grey, a daughter of Lt.-Gen. de Vere. On 13 December 1722, he married Lucy Werden, she was the eldest daughter and coheir of Sir John Werden, 2nd Baronet. Background St Albans was the son of Aubrey Topham Beauclerk by his marriage to Gwendolen Loftus Hughes. Charles Beauclerk, 1st duke of Saint Albans, illegitimate son of Charles II, the elder of two illegitimate sons born to Nell Gwyn, an English actress. Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans He was born in London on 8th May 1670, an illegitimate son of Charles II and Nell Gywnne. In 2010 he published Shakespeare's Lost Kingdom: The True History of Shakespeare and Elizabeth, in which he espouses a version of "Prince Tudor theory" which holds that Oxford was the lover of Queen Elizabeth I, and that Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton was in fact their son. "[6], His actions led to criticism from Labour Party MPs. Beauclerk first came to public attention when he attempted to interfere with a debate in the House of Lords, declaring a Bill which would exclude hereditary peers from the House to be treasonable. A few weeks later, James was given "the title of Lord Beauclerc, with the place and precedence of the eldest son of an earl." Beauclerk was the eldest son of the 10th Duke of St Albans and a … The only child (by his first wife) and eldest son of Charles Beauclerk, 13th Duke of St Albans, the 14th Duke descends from King Charles II and Nell Gwyn by their illegitimate son, Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans. She was a well-known beauty, who became lady of the bedchamber to Caroline of Ansbach, Princess of Wales. People Projects Discussions Surnames Angela Smith said it was the "tantrum of a naughty child", adding that "While claiming to defend tradition, he clearly showed no respect for it; while decrying the will of the elected House to be 'treason', he showed no respect for democracy."[3]. Charles Beauclerk was created Baron Heddington and earl of Burford in 1676 and duke of St. Albans in 1684. Piano Man, his life of John Ogdon (Simon & Schuster, 2014), was shortlisted for the Spear Book Awards biography prize, and was described by Jeremy Nicholas in his review for Gramophone as "Perhaps the most riveting, intimate and revealing biography of a musician I have read.". Charles Francis Topham de Vere Beauclerk (born 22 February 1965), also styled Earl of Burford by courtesy, is a British aristocrat and heir to the peerage title of Duke of St Albans. Beauclerk first came to public attention when he attempted to interfere with a debate in the House of Lords, declaring a bill which would exclude hereditary the House to be treasonable. "[7] The seat was won, as expected, by the Conservative candidate Michael Portillo. Several members of the family of Charles Beauclerk, Duke of St Albans are buried or commemorated in Westminster Abbey. His father had given him the reversion of the office of Hereditary Master Falconer and that of Hereditary Registrar of the Court of Chancery, which fell vacant in 1698. Duke of St Albans is a title in the Peerage of England. [3][4][5] He said, "This bill, drafted in Brussels, is treason. Charles Francis Topham de Vere Beauclerk is a British aristocrat who is heir to the title Duke of St Albans. [9], Beauclerk has also written a biography of his ancestor Nell Gwyn (Macmillan, 2005), which was the inspiration for the 2016 West End hit of the same name starring Gemma Arterton. . Oxfordian theory of Shakespeare authorship, Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, "I do not presume to be able to...: 10 Nov 1999: House of Commons debates", "What is the Government's view on...: 27 Oct 1999: House of Commons debates", "Jack Straw to outline Lords reforms but warns of 12-year delay", "Leaping lord hits first hurdle in Portillo contest", History of the Shakespeare authorship question, List of Shakespeare authorship candidates, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Charles_Beauclerk_(author)&oldid=994473119, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 15 December 2020, at 22:09. On 21 December 1676, a warrant was passed for "a grant to Charles Beauclerc, the King's natural son, and to the heirs male of his body, of the dignities of Baron of Heddington, co. Oxford, and Earl of Burford in the same county, with remainder to his brother, James Beauclerc, and the heirs male of his body." The Hon. He is a writer and exponent of the Oxfordian theory of Shakespeare authorship. Arms of Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans: Royal arms of King Charles II debruised by a baton sinister gules charged with three roses argent (Lennox) This page was last edited on 9 April 2020, at 11:19. Charles Beauclerk, Duke of St. Albans (1670-1726) Born: 8th May 1670 at Lincoln s Inn Fields, Westminster, Middlesex Duke of St. Albans Died: 10th May 1726 at Bath, Somerset Charles was named after his father, King [10] Following their divorce in 2001, they share custody of their son. The latter creation took place shortly Stand up for your Queen and country and vote this bill down. [citation needed] He became colonel in the 8th regiment of horse in 1687, and served with the emperor Leopold I, being present at the siege of Belgrade in 1688.[1]. 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