Charles Cornwallis, 4th Baron Cornwallis
Charles Cornwallis, 4th Baron Cornwallis PC
Privy Council of England
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 (1675 – 20 January 1721/22) was a British politician. He was the son of Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis
Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis
Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis PC was a British politician who served as First Lord of the Admiralty. He succeeded his father as Baron Cornwallis in 1673...

 (c. 1655 – 1693) and Elizabeth Fox (c. 1654 – 1680/81). On 29 April 1693 he succeeded his father as Baron Cornwallis
Earl Cornwallis
Earl Cornwallis was a title in the Peerage of Great Britain. It was created in 1753 for Charles Cornwallis, 5th Baron Cornwallis. The second Earl was created Marquess Cornwallis but this title became extinct in 1823, while the earldom and its subsidiary titles became extinct in 1852...

. He married Lady Charlotte Butler, daughter of Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Arran
Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Arran
Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Arran, Baron Butler of Cloughgrenan, Viscount Tullough was an Irish peer, the fourth son of James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde-Life:...

, on 6 June 1699. Between 1695 and 1698, he sat as Member of Parliament
Member of Parliament
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 for Eye
Eye (UK Parliament constituency)
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, as a Whig. He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk between 1698 and 1703, and the office of Joint Postmaster-General between 1715 and 1721. The last two years of his life, from 1721 to January 1721/22 he held the office of Paymaster of the Forces
Paymaster of the Forces
The Paymaster of the Forces was a position in the British government. The office, which was established 1661 after the Restoration, was responsible for part of the financing of the British Army. The first to hold the office was Sir Stephen Fox. Before his time it had been the custom to appoint...

 in the Cabinet of Walpole and Townshend
Walpole/Townshend Ministry
-Robert Walpole's Cabinet:*For several months in 1721, Lord Carteret concurrently held the positions of Northern Secretary and Lord President of the Council....

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