previous next

Death of the Duke of Richmond.

--The Lord of the Goodwood races is dead. He was the Duke of Richmond, whose death at London, on the 21st of October, is announced in the late news from Europe. His grace, as proprietor of Goodwood Park, near Chichester, and as the patron of the famous races there in July of every year, is better known to the American world than he is as one of the great nobles of England. His rank, lineage, and the chief events of his life, are summed up as follows:

Charles Gordon Lenox, Duke of Richmond, born 1791, succeeded his father, fourth Duke, in 1819; married in 1817, to Lady Caroline Paget, daughter of the Marquis of Anglaise. He was in the seventieth year of his age at the time of his decease. The following were his titles:--1675--Duke of Lenox, Earl of Darnley, Baron of Torbelton, in the Peerage of Scotland. In the Peerage of England, 1675, Duke of Richmond, Earl of March, and Baron of Sterlington. In the Peerage of France, 1684, Duke d'aubigny; he was also Knight of the Garter. He is now succeeded by his son, Charles, Earl of March and Darnley, born in 1818. The Duke's seats are Gordon Castle, Bannffshire; Huntley Lodge, Aberdeenshire; Kinrara, Invernesshire, Scotland; Goodwood Park and Weststoke, Sussex, England. His residence in London was 51 Portland Place. The Duke was descended from Charles the Second of England, the first Duke being a natural son of that monarch. The following offices were held by the late Duke: Chancellor of Marshal College and University, Aberdeen; a Privy Counsellor, Lord Lieutenant of Sussex, Vice Admiral of the Coast of Sussex, Colonel of the Royal Sussex Militia, and Aide-de-Camp to the Queen.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Sort places alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a place to search for it in this document.
Sussex (United Kingdom) (2)
Scotland (United Kingdom) (2)
France (France) (1)
Chichester, N. H. (New Hampshire, United States) (1)
Aberdeen (United Kingdom) (1)
hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Duke (3)
Goodwood Park (2)
Charles Gordon Lenox (2)
Caroline Paget (1)
hide Dates (automatically extracted)
Sort dates alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a date to search for it in this document.
1675 AD (2)
March (2)
1819 AD (1)
1818 AD (1)
1817 AD (1)
1791 AD (1)
1684 AD (1)
October 21st (1)
July (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: