[3][4][5] He said, "This bill, drafted in Brussels, is treason. He was succeeded by his eldest son. Subsequently, as Charles Beauclerk he stood as the first ever candidate for the Democratic Party at the 1999 Kensington and Chelsea by-election. 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. [1] In 1718, George made him a Knight of the Garter. 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. 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, 2nd Duke of St Albans KG KB (6 April 1696 – 27 July 1751) was the son of Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans and his wife Diana Beauclerk, Duchess of St Albans.His paternal grandparents were Charles II of England and Nell Gwynne. St Albans was the only son of William Beauclerk, 9th Duke of St Albans, and Elizabeth Catherine, daughter of Major General Joseph Gubbins. [10] Following their divorce in 2001, they share custody of their son. George Beauclerk, 3rd Duke of Saint Albans was born on 25 June 1730. 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]. His Whig sentiments prevented his advancement under Queen Anne, but he was restored to favour at the accession of King George I. 1 He was the son of Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of Saint Albans and Lady Diana de Vere. 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. 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. 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. [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]. It was created in 1684 for Charles Beauclerk, 1st Earl of Burford, then fourteen years old. 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. 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. The first is that on arrival of the King, his mother said, "Come here, you little bastard, and greet your father." He was educated at Eton College, Sherborne School, before going up to Hertford College, Oxford. Before … 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 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. "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." [1] By his wife he had twelve children: Several legends describe how Beauclerk became Earl of Burford. 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. Charles Beauclerk (1670–1726), Duke of St. Albans ca. 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 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. 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." and subsequently created that peerage. 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 … Stand up for your Queen and country and vote this bill down. 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. Book review. If they inspire you please support our work. [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. The latter creation took place shortly Beauclerk was the eldest son of the 10th Duke of St Albans and a … 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.) Charles supposedly cried out "God save the Earl of Burford!" 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. Charles Beauclerk, 2nd Duke of St Albans KG KB (6 April 1696 – 27 July 1751) was the son of Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans and his wife Diana Beauclerk, Duchess of St Albans.His paternal grandparents were Charles II of England and Nell Gwynne. . 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. Beauclerk died at Bath two days after his 56th birthday and is buried in Westminster Abbey. Beauclerk was the eldest son of the 10th Duke of St Albans and a … Beauclerk supports the most radical version of the theory, which adds the claim that Oxford himself was the Queen's son, and thus the father of his own half-brother, having fathered him with his own mother. 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. William Amelius Aubrey de Vere Beauclerk, 10th Duke of St Albans (1840–1898), who married Sybil Mary Grey, a daughter of Lt.-Gen. From that marriage he has one son, James Malcolm Aubrey Edward de Vere Beauclerk, Lord Vere of Hanworth (born 2 August 1995). King Charles II had accepted that Burford was his illegitimate son by Nell Gwyn, an actress, and awarded him the Dukedom just as he had conferred the Dukedoms of Monmouth, Southampton, Grafton, Northumberland and Richmond and Lennox on his other illegitimate sons. 1 He was the son of Charles Beauclerk, 2nd Duke of Saint Albans and Lucy Werden. de Vere. She was a well-known beauty, who became lady of the bedchamber to Caroline of Ansbach, Princess of Wales. Beauclerk regularly lectures on Oxfordian subjects in the United States. Sir Charles Grey and granddaughter of … Lord Burford is the eldest son and heir apparent of Murray Beauclerk, 14th Duke of St Albans, is descended from Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, the illegitimate son of Charles II and Nell Gwyn. 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. On 13 December 1722, he married Lucy Werden, she was the eldest daughter and coheir of Sir John Werden, 2nd Baronet. "[6], His actions led to criticism from Labour Party MPs. After the Battle of Landen in 1693, William III made Beauclerk captain of the gentlemen pensioners, and four years later gentleman of the bedchamber. Charles Beauclerk was created Baron Heddington and earl of Burford in 1676 and duke of St. Albans in 1684. 1690–95 Sir Godfrey Kneller German The broad brushwork is a hallmark of Kneller’s style. A few weeks later, James was given "the title of Lord Beauclerc, with the place and precedence of the eldest son of an earl." [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. Murray de Vere Beauclerk, 14th Duke of St Albans ,, styled Earl of Burford from 1964 until 1988, is an English peer of the Realm. 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