Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and 1st Duke of Lennox, 1er Duc d' Aubigny (29 July 1672 – 27 May 1723), was the illegitimate son of Charles II of England and his mistress Louise de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth. Sir Godfrey Kneller 1st Baronet ( 8 August 1646 &ndash 19 October 1723) was the leading Portrait painter in England during Events 1014 - Byzantine-Bulgarian Wars: Battle of Kleidion: Byzantine emperor Basil II inflicts a decisive defeat Events 927 - Simeon the Great, Tsar of Bulgaria, dies 1120 - Richard III of Capua is anointed Year 1723 ( MDCCXXIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Charles II (Charles Stuart 29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685 was the King of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Louise Renée de Penancoët de Kérouaille Duchess of Portsmouth (September 1649 &ndash 14 November 1734) was a mistress of Charles II of England
Lennox was created Duke of Richmond, Earl of March and Baron Settrington in the Peerage of England on 9 August 1675 and Duke of Lennox, Earl of Darnley and Baron Torbolton in the Peerage of Scotland on 9 September 1675, and was invested as a Knight of the Garter in 1681. The title Duke of Richmond is named after Richmond and its surrounding district of Richmondshire, and has been created several times in the Peerage of England The title Earl of March has been created several times in the Peerage of Scotland and the Peerage of England. The title Duke of Richmond is named after Richmond and its surrounding district of Richmondshire, and has been created several times in the Peerage of England The Peerage of England comprises all Peerages created in the Kingdom of England before the Act of Union in 1707. Events 48 BC - Caesar's civil war: Battle of Pharsalus - Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus The title Duke of Lennox has been created several times in the Peerage of Scotland, for Clan Stewart of Darnley. Earl of Darnley is at title that has been created three times twice in the Peerage of Scotland and once in the Peerage of Ireland. The title Duke of Richmond is named after Richmond and its surrounding district of Richmondshire, and has been created several times in the Peerage of England The Peerage of Scotland is the division of the British Peerage for those peers created in the Kingdom of Scotland before 1707. Events 1000 - Battle of Svolder, Viking Age. 1379 - Treaty of Neuberg, splitting the Austrian The Most Noble Order of the Garter is an Order of chivalry, or Knighthood, originating in Medieval England, and presently bestowed on recipients He was appointed Lord High Admiral of Scotland, under reservation of the commission granted to James, Duke of Albany and York (later James VII) as Lord High Admiral for life. The Lord High Admiral of Scotland was one of the Great Offices of State of Scotland before the Union with England in 1707 James II of England and Ireland James VII of Scotland (14 October 1633 &ndash 16 September 1701 was King of England, King of Scots, Later that same year James The appointment was therefore only effective between 1701 and 1705, when Lennox resigned all his Scottish lands and offices.
Took part in Jacobitism before making peace with William III of England. Jacobitism was (and to a limited extent remains the political movement dedicated to the restoration of the Stuart kings to the thrones of England, Scotland William III or William of Orange (14 November 1650 &ndash 8 March 1702 He is informally known in Northern Ireland and Scotland as "King Billy"
It appears that he was Master of a Lodge in Chichester in 1696, and so was one of the few known seventeenth century freemasons, and certainly one of remarkably high rank. Chichester is a cathedral city in West Sussex, England. It has a long history as a settlement its Roman past and its subsequent importance
He was married to Anne Brudenell (died 1722), daughter of Francis, Baron Brudenell; with whom he had three children:
By his mistress Jacqueline de Mézières:
Richmond was a patron of cricket, then becoming a major professional sport, and did much to develop it in Sussex. Cricket is a bat-and-ball team Sport that originated in England and is now played in more than 100 countries It is almost certain that he was involved with the earliest known major cricket match which took place in the 1697 season and was the first to be reported by the press . Major cricket is a term used in Cricket to encompass all forms of the sport that are played at the highest International and domestic levels Richmond sponsored a team in the 1702 season against an Arundel side .
Richmond's son Charles, the 2nd Duke, inherited his interest in cricket and became famous as the patron of both Sussex county cricket teams and Slindon Cricket Club. Charles Lennox 2nd Duke of Richmond and 2nd Duke of Lennox, KG, KCB, PC, FRS ( 18 May 1701 at Goodwood, Sussex county cricket teams have been traced back to the 17th century but the county's involvement in Cricket goes back much further than that Slindon Cricket Club was famous in the middle part of the 18th century when it claimed to have the best team in England
Title last held byThe Duke of Monmouth
|Master of the Horse|
1681 – 1685
The Lord Dartmouth
King James VII
|Lord High Admiral of Scotland|
1701 – 1705
The Marquess of Montrose
|Peerage of England|
|New creation||Duke of Richmond|
1675 – 1723
|Peerage of Scotland|
|New creation||Duke of Lennox|
1675 – 1723