Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond

Is your surname Lennox?

Research the Lennox family

Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond

Birthplace: Goodwood, Sussex, England (United Kingdom)
Death: August 08, 1750 (49)
Godalming, Surrey, England (United Kingdom)
Place of Burial: Chichester Cathedral, Chichester, West Sussex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and Anne Lennox, Duchess of Richmond
Husband of Sarah Lennox, Duchess of Richmond
Father of Caroline Lennox, 1st Baroness Holland; Charles Lennox; Emilia Mary Ogilvie; Field Marshal Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond and Lennox; General Lord George Henry Lennox and 4 others
Brother of Lady Louisa Berkeley, Lady of Aldithley and Anne Keppel, Countess of Albemarle
Half brother of Renee Lennox

Occupation: 2nd Duke Of Richmond
Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond

"Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond, 2nd Duke of Lennox, 2nd Duke of Aubigny, KG, KB, PC, FRS (18 May 1701, Goodwood, Sussex – 8 August 1750, Godalming, Surrey) was the son of Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond, and a grandson of King Charles II.

He held a number of posts in connection with his high office but is best remembered for his patronage of cricket and he has been described as the most important of the sport's early patrons."

He was admitted a Fellow of the Royal Society on 6 February 1724. Later that year, he followed his father, the 1st Duke, into freemasonry and was an early Grand Master Mason shortly after the formation of the Premier Grand Lodge of England. His father had been a master mason in Chichester in 1696. As Duke of Aubigny, he also assisted in introducing freemasonry into France. In 1734, he created a masonic lodge in the Chateau d'Aubigny, and a year later, with another past Grand Master, John Theophilus Desaguliers, assisted in inaugurating a lodge in the hotel at Rue Bussy, in Paris.



Hogg, Bruce; Freemasons and the Royal Society ed 2; Library and Museum of Freemasonry; January 2012; page 73


Citations / Sources:

[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 330.

[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume X, pages 838-839. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

[S7] #44 Histoire de la maison royale de France anciens barons du royaume: et des grands officiers de la couronne (1726, reprint 1967-1968), Saint-Marie, Anselme de, (3rd edition. 9 volumes. 1726. Reprint Paris: Editions du Palais Royal, 1967-1968), FHL book 944 D5a; FHL microfilms 532,231-532,239., vol. 5 p. 929, 930.

[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 257. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Families.

[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 1, page 636.

[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 3, page 3335. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

[S39] Medieval, royalty, nobility family group sheets (filmed 1996), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Family History Department. Medieval Family History Unit, (Manuscript. Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1996), FHL film 1553977-1553985..

[S241] #877 Stemmata Chicheleana, Or, a Genealogical Account of Some of the Families Derived from Thomas Chichele of Higham-ferrers in the County of Northampton: All Whose Descendants Are Held to Be Entitled to Fellowships in All Souls College. . . (1765), Buckler, Benjamin, (Oxford [England]: Clarendon Press, [1765]), FHL book 929.242 C432b; FHL microfilm 496,554 item., p. 82.

[S448] #698 A History of the Western Division of the County of Sussex: Including the Rapes of Chicheser, Arundel, and Bramber, with the City of Diocese of Chichester (1815-1832), Dallaway, James, (2 volumes in 3. London: T. Bensley, 1815-32), FHL book Q 942.25 H2d; FHL microfilms 496,787-496,., vol. 2 pt. 2 p. 139.

[S1506] #560 [1882] The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester (1882), Ormerod, George, (2nd edition. 3 volumes. London: G. Routledge, 1882), FHL microfilms 496,910, 547,521 and 824,313-824,31., vol. 2 pt. 1 p. 396.

[S2411] #11915 British Genealogy (filmed 1950), Evans, Alcwyn Caryni, (Books A to H. National Library of Wales MSS 12359-12360D. Manuscript filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1950), FHL microfilms 104,355 and 104,390 item 2., book 6 p. F31.

view all 17

Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond's Timeline

May 18, 1701
Goodwood, Sussex, England (United Kingdom)
March 27, 1723
Richmond House, London
September 9, 1730
October 6, 1731
February 22, 1735
Westminster, London
City Of Westminster, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
November 29, 1737
London, England (United Kingdom)
December 5, 1743
February 14, 1745
London,, England