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Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden
chr.21 Mar 1714
d.18 Apr 1794
  1. Caroline Pratt - 1805
  2. Jane Pratt
  3. Anna Maria Pratt - 1806
  4. Frances Pratt
  5. Thomas Pratt - 1805
  6. William Pratt
  7. Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden1714 - 1794
  8. Robert Pratt
m. 4 Oct 1749
  1. Frances Prattabt 1751 - 1833
  2. Elizabeth Pratt1752 -
  3. Sarah Pratt1755 -
  4. John Jeffreys Pratt, 1st Marquess Camden1759 - 1840
  5. Jane Pratt1761 - 1825
  6. Robert Pratt
Facts and Events
Name Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden
Gender Male
Christening[1][3] 21 Mar 1714 bapt.
Marriage 4 Oct 1749 to Elizabeth Jeffreys
Death[3] 18 Apr 1794


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Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden (baptised 21 March 1714 – 18 April 1794) was an English lawyer, judge and Whig politician who was first to hold the title of Earl of Camden. As a lawyer and judge he was a leading proponent of civil liberties, championing the rights of the jury, and limiting the powers of the State in leading cases such as Entick v Carrington.

He held the offices of Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, Attorney-General and Lord Chancellor, and was a confidant of Pitt the Elder, supporting Pitt in the controversies over John Wilkes and American independence. However, he clung to office himself, even when Pitt was out of power, serving in the cabinet for fifteen years and under five different prime ministers.

During his life, Pratt played a leading role in opposing perpetual copyright, resolving the regency crisis of 1788 and in championing Fox's Libel Bill. He started the development of the settlement that was later to become Camden Town in London.

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References
  1. Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3. 3.0 3.1 PRATT, Charles (1714-94), of Camden Place, Kent, in The History of Parliament.