Charles Anderson-Pelham, 1st Earl of Yarborough

Charles Anderson-Pelham, 1st Earl of Yarborough (8 August 1781 – 5 September 1846), styled Hon. Charles Anderson-Pelham from 1794 to 1823, was one of the founders of the Royal Yacht Squadron and its first Commodore. He lived at Appuldurcombe House on the Isle of Wight, which had been inherited by his wife Henrietta from her uncle, Sir Richard Worsley. He died aboard his yacht at Vigo in Spain in 1846. There are two monuments to him: one at Culver Down on the Isle of Wight and Pelham's Pillar at Caistor, Lincolnshire, England.

Charles Pelham, 1st Earl of Yarborough, by Joseph Nollekens, 1808, Victoria and Albert Museum

He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Great Grimsby from 1803 until his re-election in 1807 was overturned on petition in 1808,[1] and for Lincolnshire from 1807 to 1823.[2]

His younger son, the Honourable Dudley Pelham, was a naval commander and politician.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Ayscoghe Boucherett
William Mellish
Member of Parliament for Great Grimsby
July 1803 – 1808
With: William Mellish to 1806
George Anderson-Pelham 1806–07
William Ellice from 1807
Succeeded by
John Henry Loft
William Ellice
Preceded by
Sir Gilbert Heathcote
Charles Chaplin
Member of Parliament for Lincolnshire
With: Charles Chaplin 1807–1816
William Cust 1816–1818
Charles Chaplin 1818–1823
Succeeded by
Sir William Amcotts-Ingilby
Charles Chaplin
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Malmesbury
Vice-Admiral of Hampshire
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Earl of Yarborough
Succeeded by
Charles Anderson-Pelham
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Charles Anderson-Pelham
Baron Yarborough
Succeeded by
Charles Anderson-Pelham