Stuart, Charles, 1783?-1865

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Charles Stuart was born on 2 January 1779, and was the son of General Sir Charles Stuart (1753-1801). The younger Stuart entered the Diplomatic Service and became Joint Charge d'Affaires in Madrid in 1808. In 1810, as an envoy to Portugal, he was created Count of Machico and Marquis of Angra, and Knight Grand Cross of the Tower and Sword (Portuguese Order: Ordem Militar da Torre e Espada). On 20 September 1812 he was made a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath and a Privy Councillor. Stuart was a Minister at The Hague, 1815-1816, and also Ambassador to Paris from 1815 to 1830. During this period, on 22 January 1828, he was created Baron Stuart de Rothesay of the Isle of Bute. He was appointed as Ambassador to St. Petersburg in 1841 until 1845. He married Elizabeth Margaret, the third daughter of the 3rd Earl of Hardwicke. One of his daughters, Charlotte, married Charles John, Earl of Canning, and the other, Louisa, married Henry, 3rd Marquis of Waterford. Sir Charles Stuart, Baron Stuart de Rothesay, died on 6 November 1845.

From the guide to the Correspondence of Sir Charles Stuart, Baron Stuart de Rothesay (1779-1845), 19th century, (Edinburgh University Library)

Epithet: Colonel; Military Secretary to Lord Canning in India

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Title: 5th Earl of Traquair

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Title: 12th Baron Blantyre

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Epithet: Lieutenant-General Hon; KB

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Title: 6th Earl of Moray

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Epithet: Major

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Epithet: eldest son of James II

Title: Duke of Cambridge

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Epithet: Ambassador to Denmark

Title: Duke of Richmond and Lennox

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Birth 1783

Death 1865-05-26



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