Charles Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis, 20th Baron Clinton
|The Right Honourable
The Lord Clinton
|Under-Secretary of State for India|
31 July 1867 – 25 February 1868
|Prime Minister||The Earl of Derby
|Preceded by||Sir James Ferguson, Bt|
|Succeeded by||M. E. Grant Duff|
|Born||2 March 1834|
|Died||29 March 1904|
|Spouse(s)||(1) Harriet Hepburn-Forbes
(2) Margaret Walrond
Charles Henry Rolle Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis, 20th Baron Clinton (2 March 1834 – 29 March 1904), styled The Honourable Charles Trefusis between 1832 and 1866, was a British Conservative politician. He served as Under-Secretary of State for India from 1867 to 1868.
Clinton was elected to the House of Commons for Devon North in 1857, a seat he held until he succeeded his father in 1866 and entered the House of Lords. In July 1867 he was appointed Under-Secretary of State for India in the Conservative administration of the Earl of Derby. He retained this office also when Benjamin Disraeli became Prime Minister in February 1868. The government fell in December of the same year. Clinton never held political office again but served as a Charity Commissioner from 1874 to 1880. Apart from his political career he was also Lord Lieutenant of Devon between 1887 and 1904.
Lord Clinton married, firstly, Harriet Williamina Hepburn-Forbes, daughter of Sir John Hepburn-Forbes, 8th Baronet, in 1858. They had five children. In 1867 Clinton assumed by Royal license the additional surnames of Stuart-Forbes.
After his first wife's death in 1869 he married, secondly, Margaret Walrond, daughter of Sir John Walrond, 1st Baronet, in 1875. They had seven children. As Lady Clinton, Margaret organised the 'Ladies of Devonshire' wedding gift of pearl earrings to Mary of Teck, the future Queen Mary.
Lord Clinton died in March 1904, aged 70, and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son from his first marriage, Charles. Lady Clinton died in 1930.
||This article needs additional citations for verification. (February 2013)|
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,[page needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Lord Clinton
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, Bt
Lewis William Buck
|Member of Parliament for North Devon
With: James Wentworth Buller 1857–1865
Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, Bt 1865–1866
Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, Bt
Sir Stafford Northcote, Bt
Sir James Ferguson, Bt
|Under-Secretary of State for India
M. E. Grant Duff
The Earl of Iddesleigh
|Lord Lieutenant of Devon
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
Charles Rodolph Trefusis
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