Lt Col Augustus Berkeley, 4th Earl of Berkeley

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Augustus Berkeley, 4th Earl of Berkeley

Birthdate: (38)
Death: January 9, 1755 (38)
Place of Burial: Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Vice-Adm. James Berkeley, 3rd Earl Berkeley and Louisa Berkeley, Lady
Husband of Elizabeth Nugent
Father of Frederick Augustus Berkeley, 5th Earl of Berkeley; Georgina Augusta Forbes; Lady Elizabeth Craven and Admiral Sir George Cranfield Berkeley, G.C.B.
Brother of Elizabeth Henley

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About Lt Col Augustus Berkeley, 4th Earl of Berkeley


Lt.-Col. Augustus Berkeley, 4th Earl of Berkeley KT (18 February 1715 – 9 January 1755) was the son of Vice-Admiral James Berkeley, 3rd Earl of Berkeley and Lady Louisa Lennox.

He was made an ensign in the 1st Regiment of Foot Guards in November 1734, and succeeded his father on 17 August 1736 as 4th Earl of Berkeley, 12th Baron Berkeley and 4th Viscount Dursley. In 1737, he was created Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire and Constable of St. Briavel's Castle, offices which he held until his death, and was made lieutenant-colonel of the 2nd Regiment of Foot Guards. On 9 June 1739, he was invested as a knight of the Order of the Thistle. In October of that same year, the Foundling Hospital received its royal charter, a charity for which Berkeley was a founding governor.

From 1738 until 1741, he was having a well-known relationship with the already married Frances Vane, Viscountess Vane. He married Elizabeth Drax, daughter of Henry Drax and Elizabeth Ernle, on 7 May 1744. They had at least one son, Frederick Augustus, 5th Earl of Berkeley. The elder Berkeley and died on 9 January 1755 and was buried on 17 January 1755 at Berkeley, Gloucestershire.

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Lt Col Augustus Berkeley, 4th Earl of Berkeley's Timeline

February 18, 1716
Age 28
September 18, 1749
Age 33
December 17, 1750
Age 34
Spring Gardens, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
August 10, 1753
Age 37
January 9, 1755
Age 38
January 17, 1755
Age 38
Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England