Person:Charles Townshend (7)

Charles Townshend, 3rd Viscount Townshend
b.11 Jul 1700
d.12 Mar 1764
  1. Charles Townshend, 3rd Viscount Townshend1700 - 1764
  2. Thomas Townshend1701 - 1780
  3. William Townshend1702 - 1738
  4. Roger Townshend1708 - 1760
  5. Hon. Elizabeth Townshend - 1785
  • HCharles Townshend, 3rd Viscount Townshend1700 - 1764
  • WAudrey Harrison - 1788
m. 29 May 1723
  1. George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend1724 - 1807
  2. Charles Townshend1725 - 1767
  3. Roger Townshend1731 - 1759
Facts and Events
Name Charles Townshend, 3rd Viscount Townshend
Gender Male
Birth[1] 11 Jul 1700
Marriage 29 May 1723 to Audrey Harrison
Death[1] 12 Mar 1764
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Charles Townshend, 3rd Viscount Townshend (11 July 1700 – 12 March 1764), known as Lord Lynn from 1723 to 1738, was a British politician.

Townshend was the eldest son of the 2nd Viscount Townshend and was educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge. After graduating, he entered the Commons when he succeeded his uncle as Member of Parliament (MP) for Great Yarmouth in 1722. He held the seat until a year later, when he was summoned to the House of Lords through a writ of acceleration in his father's barony of Townshend. As his father was already Lord Townshend, Charles was styled Lord Lynn after the barony's territorial designation of Lynn Regis. Townshend then became Master of the Jewel Office and Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk in 1730 and succeeded to his father's titles in 1738.

On 29 May 1723, Townshend had married Audrey Harrison (the only daughter and heiress of Edward Harrison of Balls Park, Hertfordshire) and their surviving children were George, later Marquess Townshend (1724–1807) and Charles (1725–1767).

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