Charles Bennet, 3rd Earl of Tankerville

Charles Bennet, 3rd Earl of Tankerville (6 September 1716 – 27 October 1767), styled Lord Ossulston between 1722 and 1753, was a British peer and politician.


Tankerville was the son of Charles Bennet, 2nd Earl of Tankerville,[1] and was educated as a gentleman commoner at Winchester College (around 1731).[2]

Political careerEdit

Tankerville was returned to Parliament for Northumberland in 1748, a seat he held until the following year, when he was unseated on petition.[3] In 1753 he succeeded his father in the earldom and took his seat in the House of Lords.


Lord Tankerville married Alice, daughter of Sir John Astley, 2nd Baronet, in 1742. She died in 1755. Tankerville survived her by twelve years and died in October 1767, aged 51. He was succeeded in the earldom by his son, Charles.[4]


  1. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 3306 § 33056". The Peerage.[unreliable source]
  2. ^ Giddlings, Tim. "Gentlemen Commoners, 1730s". In Foster, Richard (ed.). 50 Treasures from Winchester College. SCALA. p. 104. ISBN 9781785512209.
  3. ^ " – House of Commons". Archived from the original on 2017-04-07. Retrieved 2009-06-13.
  4. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 3306 § 33056". The Peerage.[unreliable source]
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir Willian Middleton, Bt
John Fenwick
Member of Parliament for Northumberland
With: Sir Willian Middleton, Bt
Succeeded by
Sir Willian Middleton, Bt
Lancelot Allgood
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Charles Bennet
Earl of Tankerville
Succeeded by
Charles Bennet