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Charles Jenkinson, 3rd Earl of Liverpool

The Right Honourable
The Earl of Liverpool
Lord Steward of the Household
In office
3 September 1841 – 29 June 1846
Monarch Queen Victoria
Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel, Bt
Preceded by The Earl of Erroll
Succeeded by The Earl Fortescue
Personal details
Born (1784-05-29)29 May 1784
Died 3 October 1851(1851-10-03) (aged 67)
Nationality British
Political party Tory
Spouse(s) Julia Shuckburgh-Evelyn
(d. 1814)

Charles Cecil Cope Jenkinson, 3rd Earl of Liverpool GCB PC (29 May 1784 – 3 October 1851), styled The Honourable Charles Jenkinson between 1786 and 1828, was a British politician.



Liverpool was the son of Charles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of Liverpool, by his second wife Catherine, daughter of Sir Cecil Bishopp, 6th Baronet, and the younger half-brother of Prime Minister Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool.[1] He was educated at Charterhouse School and Christ Church, Oxford. During the Napoleonic Wars, he notably served as a volunteer in the Austrian Army at the Battle of Austerlitz in 1805.[2]

Political careerEdit

Liverpool was elected Member of Parliament for Sandwich in 1807, a seat he held until 1812,[3] and then sat for Bridgnorth from 1812 to 1818,[4] and for East Grinstead from 1818 to 1828.[5] He held office under the Duke of Portland as Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department from 1807 to 1809 and under Spencer Perceval as Under-Secretary of State for War and the Colonies from 1809 to 1810, but did not serve in his brother's 1812 to 1827 Tory administration. Liverpool succeeded in the earldom of Liverpool in 1828 on the death of his elder brother and took his seat in the House of Lords. In 1841 he was invested a member of the Privy Council[6] and appointed Lord Steward of the Household in the government of Sir Robert Peel,[7] a post he held until 1846.[8]


On 19 July 1810, Lord Liverpool married Julia Evelyn Medley Shuckburgh-Evelyn, daughter of Sir George Shuckburgh-Evelyn, 6th Baronet, and Julia Annabella Evelyn.[9] The couple had had three daughters:

  • Lady Catherine Julia Jenkinson (23 July 1811 – 5 December 1877).
  • Lady Selina Charlotte Jenkinson (3 July 1812 – 24 September 1883); married, firstly, on 15 August 1833, William Wentworth-FitzWilliam, Viscount Milton, with whom she had one child: Hon. Mary Selina Charlotte FitzWilliam (9 January 1836 – 4 January 1899), who later married Henry Portman, 2nd Viscount Portman. Lady Selina married, secondly, on 28 August 1845, as his second wife, George Savile Foljambe (4 June 1800 – 18 December 1869), with whom she had four children:[10]
  • Lady Louisa Harriet Jenkinson (28 March 1814 – 5 February 1887).

Julia died in April 1814, shortly after the birth of her youngest child. Liverpool remained a widower until his death in October 1851, aged 67. On his death the Barony of Hawkesbury and Earldom of Liverpool became extinct. However, the baronetcy of Hawkesbury (created in 1661) also held by the late Earl, survived, and was passed on to a cousin (see Jenkinson Baronets). In 1905, the earldom was revived in favour of Liverpool's grandson, the Liberal politician Cecil Foljambe, the son of Liverpool's second daughter, Lady Selina Charlotte, and her husband George Savile Foljambe.[1]


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