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Charles Bennet, 2nd Earl of Tankerville

Charles Bennet, 2nd Earl of Tankerville KT (21 December 1697 – 14 March 1753), styled Lord Ossulston between 1714 and 1722, was a British peer and politician.

The Earl of Tankerville

Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
In office
MonarchGeorge II
Prime MinisterSir Robert Walpole
Preceded byThe Earl of Ashburnham
Succeeded byThe Duke of Manchester
Personal details
Born21 December 1697 (1697-12-21)
Died14 March 1753 (1753-03-15) (aged 55)



Tankerville was the son of Charles Bennet, 1st Earl of Tankerville, and Lady Mary, daughter of Ford Grey, 1st Earl of Tankerville.[1] He was given the courtesy title Lord Ossulston when his father was created Earl of Tankerville in 1714.

Political careerEdit

Tankerville succeeded his father in the earldom in 1722 and was appointed a Knight of the Thistle in 1730.[2] He served as Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard under Sir Robert Walpole between 1733 and 1737. From 1740 to 1753 he was also Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland.


Lord Tankerville died in March 1753, aged 56, and was succeeded in the earldom by his son Charles.