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." 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 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 … 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. On 13 December 1722, he married Lucy Werden, she was the eldest daughter and coheir of Sir John Werden, 2nd Baronet. He is. Before … In response, Charles created him Earl of Burford. 1 He married Lucy Werden, daughter of Sir John Werden, 1 G Several members of the family of Charles Beauclerk, Duke of St Albans are buried or commemorated in Westminster Abbey. 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. Beauclerk married Sarah Davenport, MA (Sussex),[11] who is an artist and designer, at Bestwood Lodge, Nottingham in June 2017. 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. 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. 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. Stand up for your Queen and country and vote this bill down. He is a writer and exponent of the Oxfordian theory of Shakespeare authorship. 1 He married Jane Roberts, daughter of Sir Walter Roberts, 6th Bt. [1] In 1718, George made him a Knight of the Garter. Kensington and Chelsea was perceived as a very safe seat for the Conservatives. 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. [3] On 13 June 1863, he was appointed Honorary Colonel of the 1st Nottinghamshire (Robin Hood) Rifle Volunteer Corps . Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, KG was an illegitimate son of King Charles II of England by his mistress Nell Gwyn. When his mother died (14 November 1687), Beauclerk received a large estate, including Burford House, near Windsor Castle. 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. After the Battle of Landen in 1693, William III made Beauclerk captain of the gentlemen pensioners, and four years later gentleman of the bedchamber. "[6], His actions led to criticism from Labour Party MPs. A writer and exponent of the Oxfordian theory of Shakespeare authorship, after the House of Lords Act 1999, he refuses to be known by his courtesy title, believing it to be worthless insofar as most hereditary peers were removed from parliament (albeit 90 may still be elected to sit in the House of Lords).[1]. 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. Charles Beauclerk, 2nd Duke of St Albans KG KB was a son of the Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans and Diana. On 17 April 1694 he married Lady Diana de Vere, daughter and sole heiress[2] of Aubrey de Vere, 20th Earl of Oxford. George Beauclerk, 4th Duke of St Albans(1758–1787) (grandson of Lord William Beauclerk, second son of the 1st Duke, died unmarried) 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. He was educated at Eton College, Sherborne School, before going up to Hertford College, Oxford. 1 He was the son of Charles Beauclerk, 2nd Duke of Saint Albans and Lucy Werden. 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, of Saint-Albans Birthdate: 1726 Death: August 30, 1775 (48-49) Immediate Family: Son of Lord William Beauclerk and Lady Charlotte Werden Husband of Elizabeth Jones Father of Brother of and Charles Francis Topham de Vere Beauclerk is a British aristocrat who is heir to the title Duke of St Albans. 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.) St Albans was the only son of William Beauclerk, 9th Duke of St Albans, and Elizabeth Catherine, daughter of Major General Joseph Gubbins. McCarter, Jeremy. Charles supposedly cried out "God save the Earl of Burford!" Beauclerk was the eldest son of the 10th Duke of St Albans and a … A few weeks later, James was given "the title of Lord Beauclerc, with the place and precedence of the eldest son of an earl." William Amelius Aubrey de Vere Beauclerk, 10th Duke of St Albans (1840–1898), who married Sybil Mary Grey, a daughter of Lt.-Gen. . When the king rebuked her for calling him that, she replied, "Your Majesty has given me no other name to call him by." Links: The Peerage Background St Albans was the son of Aubrey Topham Beauclerk by his marriage to Gwendolen Loftus Hughes. 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. 1690–95 Sir Godfrey Kneller German The broad brushwork is a hallmark of Kneller’s style. 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 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 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. Beauclerk's campaign manager John Gouriet, head of the group Freedom in Action, said that "Lord Burford feels very strongly as a true patriot that the Conservative Party has failed completely to stop the revolutionary march of socialism in the last few months. Admiral Vere Beauclerk, 1st Baron Vere (14 July Sir Charles Grey and granddaughter of … Beauclerk received 189 votes (0.9%).[7][8]. 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. 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. 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. People Projects Discussions Surnames [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]. Charles Beauclerk, 2nd Duke of Saint Albans was born on 6 April 1696. 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.) George Beauclerk, 3rd Duke of Saint Albans was born on 25 June 1730. [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. It was created in 1684 for Charles Beauclerk, 1st Earl of Burford, then fourteen years old. 1 He was the son of Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of Saint Albans and Lady Diana de Vere. 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. His Whig sentiments prevented his advancement under Queen Anne, but he was restored to favour at the accession of King George I. 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. Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans (1670-1726), Soldier Sitter in 7 portraits Tell us More Like voting is closed Thanks for Liking Please Like other favourites! [1] By his wife he had twelve children: Several legends describe how Beauclerk became Earl of Burford. Murray de Vere Beauclerk, 14th Duke of St Albans ,, styled Earl of Burford from 1964 until 1988, is an English peer of the Realm. 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. Subsequently, as Charles Beauclerk he stood as the first ever candidate for the Democratic Party at the 1999 Kensington and Chelsea by-election. de Vere. and Nell Gywnne. 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. What we are witnessing is the abolition of Britain... Before us lies the wasteland... No Queen, no culture, no sovereignty, no freedom. He was succeeded by his eldest son. 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. 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 (1670–1726), Duke of St. Albans ca. Beauclerk regularly lectures on Oxfordian subjects in the United States. From that marriage he has one son, James Malcolm Aubrey Edward de Vere Beauclerk, Lord Vere of Hanworth (born 2 August 1995). 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. Charles Beauclerk, 2nd Duke of St Albans, KG KB (6 April 1696 – 27 July 1751) was a British politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1718 until 1726 when he succeeded to a peerage as Duke of St Albans. 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 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. 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 Beauclerk was created Baron Heddington and earl of Burford in 1676 and duke of St. Albans in 1684. [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. Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans Charles was Nell Gwyn and Charles II’s first child, born on 8 May 1670. [3][4][5] He said, "This bill, drafted in Brussels, is treason. Beauclerk died at Bath two days after his 56th birthday and is buried in Westminster Abbey. The Hon. 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. 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 29 December 1994, at Manaton, Dartmoor, Beauclerk was married to Canadian actress and pop singer, Louise Ann Robey. 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. Duke of St Albans is a title in the Peerage of England. The first is that on arrival of the King, his mother said, "Come here, you little bastard, and greet your father." "Shakespeare: The Question of Authorship." 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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 Saint Albans, illegitimate son of Charles II, the elder of two illegitimate sons born to Nell Gwyn, an English actress. "[7] The seat was won, as expected, by the Conservative candidate Michael Portillo. 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. [10] Following their divorce in 2001, they share custody of their son. If they inspire you please support our work. She was a well-known beauty, who became lady of the bedchamber to Caroline of Ansbach, Princess of Wales. 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