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General Charles Ashe à Court-Repington CB KH (17 June 1785 – 19 April 1861),[1] born Charles Ashe à Court, was a senior British Army commander and politician.

He was the third son of Sir William Ashe à Court, 1st Baronet of Heytesbury, Wiltshire and educated at Eton College.[2] He joined the army as an ensign in 1801 and progressed through the ranks to Lieutenant-general in 1851. After the death of his father in 1817 he and his brother were returned to Parliament in 1820 to represent Heytesbury but he resigned his seat after a few months.

While serving as a major in the 1st Greek Light Infantry, Charles was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath on the occasion of King William IV's Coronation Honours.[3]

He was given the colonelcy of the 41st (Welsh) Regiment of Foot in 1848, which he held until his death in 1861 and was promoted full general on 20 February 1856. He succeeded his brother Edward Henry to Amington Hall, Warwickshire in 1855 and took additional name of Repington by royal licence to comply with the will of his cousin Charles Edward Repington of Amington.[4]

He had married, in Palermo, Sicily, Mary Elizabeth Catherine, the daughter and heiress of Abraham Gibbs, merchant, of Naples and Palermo. They had 1 son and 1 daughter. His son Charles Henry Wyndham A'Court (1819-1903) was MP for Wilton. His daughter Mary Elizabeth (1822-1911) was an author, painter and philanthropist.

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  1. ^ Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage, and Companionage: Comprising Information Concerning All Persons Bearing Hereditary Or Courtesy Titles, Knights, and Companions of All the Various Orders, and the Collateral Branches of All Peers and Baronets. Dean & Son, Limited. p. 426. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  2. ^ "A'COURT, Charles Ashe (1785-1861), of Heytesbury, Wilts". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  3. ^ "No. 18851". The London Gazette. 16 September 1831. p. 1898.
  4. ^ "No. 21806". The London Gazette. 30 October 1855. p. 3994.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Henry John Scott
George Agar-Ellis
Member of Parliament for Heytesbury
March – August 1820
With: Edward Henry A'Court
Succeeded by
Henry Handley
Edward Henry A'Court