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Henry Lawes Luttrell, 2nd Earl of Carhampton

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Death: April 25, 1821 (77)
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Simon Luttrell, 1st Earl of Carhampton and Judith Maria Luttrell, Countess of Carhampton
Husband of Jane Luttrell
Ex-husband of Elizabeth Brearley
Father of Henry Luttrell, MP (Ireland) and Harriet Gale
Brother of Temple (Simon) Luttrell, MP; Elizabeth Luttrell; John Luttrell-Olmius, 3rd Earl of Carhampton; Post- Captain James Luttrell; Lucy Moriarty and 2 others

Occupation: British Peerage, Member of Parliament, Career Army Officer (General)
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General Henry Lawes Luttrell, 2nd Earl of Carhampton PC (7 August 1743 – 25 April 1821) was a politician and soldier.

Military career

Educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford, Luttrell was commissioned into the 48th Regiment of Foot in 1757. In 1762, during the Seven Years' War, he became Deputy Adjutant-General of the British Forces in Portugal. In 1768 he became a Tory Member of Parliament in for the village of Bossiney, Cornwall. Then in 1769 he became Member of Parliament for Middlesex defeating John Wilkes in controversial circumstances; Wilkes outpolled him by a large margin, but the House of Commons declared that Luttrell "should have been returned" and seated him. As a reward for unseating Wilkes he was made Adjutant-General for Ireland in 1770. He then became active in Irish politics and between 1783 and 1787, he sat in the Irish House of Commons for Old Leighlin.

Luttrell succeeded to the Earldom and other titles on the death of his father in 1787. Meanwhile he became Colonel of the 6th Dragoon Guards and Lieutenant-General of the Ordnance in Ireland. He re-entered the Westminster Parliament as Member for Plympton Erle in 1790. Then in 1796 he was made Commander-in-Chief, Ireland and in 1798 he led the British suppression of the United Irishmen Rebellion.

When the Dublin Post of 2 May 1811 erroneously reported his death, he demanded a retraction which they printed under the headline Public Disappointment.

He purchased an estate at Painshill Park in Surrey and re-entered parliament in June 1817 as Member for Ludgershall and held the seat until his death.

He was a member of the Irish branch of the ancient family of Luttrell and a descendant of Sir Geoffrey de Luterel, who established Luttrellstown Castle, County Dublin in the early 13th century.


He briefly married Elizabeth Mullen in 1759, and had a daughter, Harriet Luttrell. This marriage was later annulled.

He married Jane Boyd in 1776, but they had no children and was succeeded by his brother John.. It is accepted that Henry fathered a son, Henry Luttrell, by an unknown gardener's daughter in 1765.

Henry Lawes Luttrell (Son of Simon Luttrell of Luttrellstown) b.1743 d.1821. Adjutant General of Ireland. The part taken by Col. Henry Luttrell's (Col. in James II's army in France and Ireland, d.1717) grandson in suppressing the (Irish) Rebellion of 1798, occasioned a fresh outbreak of hostility against the family. The Colonel's grave was opened and his skull smashed. 2nd Earl of Carhampton, M.P. for Bossiny in 1768, owned an estate in the West Indies. Sold Luttrellstown soon after the Rebellion of 1798. Moved to Painshill in Surrey, England. Father of two children, Henry and Harriet.

Henry Lawes Luttrell Birth 7 Aug 1743 England Death 25 Apr 1821 England Burial Unknown, Specifically: Location of body currently unknown Memorial ID 121731533 Henry was the eldest son of Simon Luttrell, Lord Irnham, first Earl of Carhampton, and succeeded to that dignity upon the death of his father in 1787. His sister Anne married the Duke of Cumberland, brother of George III. Luttrell, at the date here specially referred to, was a youth under twenty, and was serving in America as an Ensign in H. M.48th Regiment of Foot, then engaged in the campaign against Canada, in the French and Indian War. The corps had been quartered some time in Trenton, and it was here that he met in society, Elizabeth Mullen, a young woman of rare beauty, about two years his junior.

A mutual and ardent attachment between them resulted, which, however, her family discouraged. In the summer of 1758, a commission having been procured for him as Captain in the 16th Regiment Light Dragoons, Colonel Burgoyne, then raising in England for permanent service, it became necessary for him to leave America to join his command. At this crisis of the affairs of the lovers, Luttrell effected by strategem what could not be otherwise accomplished. An elopement and marriage ensued, although, as both parties were under age, the necessary legal requirements were wanting to the validity of the contract. After a brief absence, the daughter was reclaimed by her mother as a fugitive, when upon the eve of embarking with Luttrell for England, and he was compelled to leave the country without her.

Years passed - he served with his Corps in Portugal and elsewhere, and though it is said he endeavored to communicate with Elizabeth, no tidings from him ever reached her, and she was persuaded at length to believe that she had been deserted. The period having transpired when by the laws of the province even binding marriage relations with one absent beyond seas and unheard from would have been annulled, she eventually listened to the suit of a young lawyer of Trenton, David Brearley who she married about 1766. Her daughter, Harriet Luttrell, became a member of Mr. Brearley's household, and shared with his own children his affectionate care and regard.....

Harriet Luttrell was married from Judge Brearley's house to James Rogers. After the death of her husband she made several visits to her father, at his urgent solicitation. The first was in 1791, when, after having undergone the perils of shipwreck on the Irish coast, she met him at his ancestral seat at Luttrellstown, near Dublin. She was the bearer to him, of a miniature of her deceased mother, and the Earl's recognition of his daughter, who resembled her in features, is said to have been most touching and affectionate. His lordship had married in 1776, Jane, daughter of George Boyd Esq., of Dublin, reputed to have been one of the most beautiful, as well as most amiable women of her day. On subsequent occasions Harriet was the guest of her father at his elegant Estate at Paine's Hill, Surrey England. She was the recipient of many substantial marks of his favor, and continued during her life, to be the object or his warm affection and solicitous care, being his only offspring. He settled upon her a considerable estate, a portion of which constituted Governor Thomas McKean and George Emlen, of Philadelphia, the trustees for her use. The Earl of Carhampton died at his residence in London, April 25, 1821, aged about 83, after a most varied and eventful career, of the incidents of which the gazettes of the period contain abundant evidences. At the time of his death he Representative of the Borough of Ludgershall in the Commons, and stood third in the list of Generals in the Kingdom. Personally he is described as of short stature and dark complexion; of admitted physical courage and benevolent disposition. He was succeeded in his title by his only surviving brother John, upon whose decease without male issue in 1829, the family honors expired.

Published in A Sketch of some of the descendants of Samuel Rogers of Monmouth County, New Jersey by George S.L. Ward, U.S.A., and Louis Richards, Reading, Pa. 1888

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Harriett Luttrell Gale* 1760–1819

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General Henry Lawes Luttrell, 2nd Earl of Carhampton PC's Timeline

August 7, 1743
Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Age 16
Monmouth County, Province of New Jersey, British Crown Colony
Age 21
April 25, 1821
Age 77
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom