Charles Duncombe, 1st Baron Feversham

Charles Duncombe, 1st Baron Feversham (5 December 1764 – 16 July 1841), was a British Member of Parliament.

Arms of Duncombe: Per chevron engrailed gules and argent, three talbot's heads erased counterchanged
Lady Charlotte Legge


Feversham was born the eldest son of Charles Slingsby Duncombe of Duncombe Park and educated at Harrow school (1799).

Feversham was appointed High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1790. He was elected to the House of Commons for Shaftesbury in 1790, a seat he held until 1796, and then represented Aldborough from 1796 to 1806, Heytesbury from 1812 to 1816 and Newport, Isle of Wight from 1818 to 1826. However, he never held ministerial office. On 14 July 1826 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Feversham, of Duncombe Park in the County of York.[1]

Marriage and childrenEdit

Lord Feversham married Lady Charlotte Legge, daughter of William Legge, 2nd Earl of Dartmouth, in 1795.[2] They had eight children together:[3]

Feversham died in July 1841, aged 76, and was succeeded in the barony by his son William. His younger sons Arthur and Octavius were both Conservative politicians who served in Parliament. Lady Feversham died in 1848.


  1. ^ "No. 18259". The London Gazette. 17 June 1826. p. 1478.
  2. ^ "Charlotte Duncombe (née Legge), Lady Feversham (died 1848), Wife of William Ernest Duncombe, 1st Baron Feversham". National Portrait Gallery.
  3. ^ The Peerage, entry for 1st Lord Feversham

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Hans Winthrop Mortimer
John Drummond
Member of Parliament for Shaftesbury
With: William Grant 1790–1793
Paul Benfield 1793–1796
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Paul Benfield
Walter Boyd
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John Gally-Knight
Trench Chiswell
Member of Parliament for Aldborough
With: Trench Chiswell 1796–1797
John Blackburn from 1797
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With: John Blackburn to 1802
John Sullivan 1802–1806
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Henry Fynes
Gilbert Jones
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Charles Moore
The Viscount FitzHarris
Member of Parliament for Heytesbury
With: Samuel Hood
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George James Welbore Agar-Ellis
William Henry John Scott
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Sir Leonard Thomas Worsley-Holmes
George Watson-Taylor
Member of Parliament for Newport, Isle of Wight
With: Sir Leonard Thomas Worsley-Holmes 1818–1825
John Stuart 1825–1826
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George Canning
William Henry John Scott
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William Duncombe