See also:MARQUESS (1759-1840), only son of the 1st
See also:earl, was
See also:born on the 11th of
See also:February 1759, and was educated at Trinity
See also:College, Cambridge . In 178o he was chosen member of parliament for Bath, and he obtained the lucrative position of
See also:teller of the
See also:exchequer, an
See also:office which he kept until his
See also:death, although after 1812 he refused to receive the large income arising from it . In the
See also:ministry of
See also:William Pitt,
See also:Pratt was successively a
See also:lord of the
See also:admiralty and a lord of the
See also:treasury; then, having succeeded his
See also:father in the earldom in 1794, he was appointed lord-
See also:lieutenant of
See also:Ireland in 1795 . Disliked in Ireland as an opponent of
See also:Roman Catholic emancipation and as the exponent of an unpopular policy,
See also:term of office was one of commotion and alarm, culminating in the
See also:rebellion of 1798 . Immediately after the suppression of the rising he resigned, and in 1804 became secretary for war and the colonies under Pitt, and in 18o5 lord
See also:president of the council . He was again lord president from 1807 to 1812, after which date he remained for some
See also:time in the
See also:cabinet without office . In 1812 he was created earl of Brecknock and Marquess Camden . He died on the 8th of
See also:October 184o, and was succeeded by his only son,
See also:Charles, 2nd marquess (1799-1866) . The
See also:present marquess is his descendant . Camden was chancellor of the university of Cambridge and a knight of the Garter .
1ST EARL CHARLES PRATT CAMDEN (1714-1794)
WILLIAM CAMDEN (1551-1623)
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