Aug 272014

Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox

Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, the 10th Duke of Richmond, 10th Duke of Lennox, 10th Duke of Aubigny (of French nobility) and 5th Duke of Gordon (born on the 19th of September 1929), styled Lord Settrington until 1935 and Earl of March and Kinrara between 1935 and 1989, is a British Peer.

The son of Frederick Gordon-Lennox, 9th Duke of Richmond, he succeeded to the titles in 1989. He was educated at Eton and William Temple College, and was a 2nd Lieutenant in the 60th Rifles ( KRRC ) from 1949 to 1950. He is a Chartered Accountant.

Richmond has held a number of civic, business and church appointments, including Chancellor of the University of Sussex from 1985 to 1998, and Church Commissioner from 1963 to 1976; member of the General Synod of the Church of England from 1960 to 1980 and on committees of the World Council of Churches. He was a Deputy Lieutenant of West Sussex from 1975 until 1990, and Lord Lieutenant from 1990 to 1994. He is also a patron of Prisoners Abroad, a charity supporting the welfare of Britons imprisoned overseas and their families.

The Duke’s son and heir apparent, Charles, Earl of March and Kinrara, was born on the 8th of January in 1955. His daughter (adopted in 1962) is the actress Nimmy March.

The seat of the Dukes of Richmond is Goodwood House in Sussex.

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