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Authorised form of nameCadogan; Charles (1685 - 1776); 2nd Baron Cadogan
SurnameCadogan
ForenamesCharles
Dates1685 - 1776
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
1685
Death:
His home in Bruton Street, London (24 September 1776)
Burial:
Caversham, Oxfordshire
ActivityProfession:
Soldier
Career:
Entered the Coldstream Guards (1706); served in Marlborough's later campaigns and in Scotland (1715); MP for Reading (1716-1722); MP for Newport (1722-1726); Colonel of the 4th Foot (1719); accompanied his brother, William 1st Earl Cadogan on an embassy to Vienna (1720); Colonel of the 6th Inniskillin Dragoons (1734); General; Colonel of the 2nd Troop of Horse Guards (-death); Governor of Sheerness (1749-1752); Governor of Gravesend and Tilbury (1751-death); Sloane Trustee of the British Museum (1753-death)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
1/12/1718
Council:
1721, 1728-1729
RelationshipsSon of Henry Cadogan, Counsellor-at-Law, of Liscarton, Co Meath and his wife, Bridget, daughter of Sir Hardress Waller; succeeded his brother William Cadogan, 1st Earl Cadogan, as Baron Cadogan of Oakley (1726); married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Hans Sloane (FRS 1685) and his wife, Elizabeth, widow of Fulke Rose, Physician, of Jamaica and daughter of John Langley, Alderman, of London
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
Obituary, Gentleman's Magazine (1774), p.542; (1776), p.436.
Notes:
DNB gives date of birth as 1691 but Gents Mag and Sedgwick say he was born 1685 and died aged 91 in 1776. Proposed by William Jones [?]
Royal Society codeNA8439
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
L&P/2/314Letter, 'Of the copper springs in Wicklow' from William Henry to Lord Cadogan18 April 1752
L&P/2/415Letter, 'Of the copper springs in co. Wicklow' from William Henry to Charles Cadogan31 May 1752
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