Lennox, Charles Gordon, 5th Duke of Richmond and Lennox (1791 -1860)

Charles Lennox was born 3 August 1791, the eldest son of Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond and Lennox, and Charlotte Gordon, daughter of the 4th Duke of Gordon. He was educated at Westminster School. Known by the courtesy title Lord Marsh. He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army on the staff of the Duke of Wellington, and fought during the Napoleonic Wars, and was present at Waterloo.. On the signing of the peace he retired from active service and married, 10 April 1817, Caroline Paget, eldest daughter of the 1st Marquess of Anglesey. He succeeded his father as Duke of Richmond and Lennox on 28 August 1819. He was created a Knight of the Garter. On the death of his maternal uncle, the 5th Duke of Gordon, in 1836 he inherited Gordon Castle and the Gordon family estates, and assumed the additional surname of Gordon. He was ADC to Queen Victoria, and Hereditary Constable of Inverness Castle. The Dukes of Richmond and Lennox were also Dukes of Aubigny in France. He died 21 October 1860 and was succeeded by his eldest son Charles Henry 6th Duke, who was created Duke of Gordon 1 January 1876. This stamp may therefore have been used at any time between 1836 and 1876.

Seat / Residence(s): Goodwood House, Sussex, Gordon Castle, Morayshire
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Lennox, Charles Gordon, 5th Duke of Richmond and Lennox  (1791 - 1860) (Stamp 1) Monogram: R L A
Coronet: Duke
Lennox, Charles Gordon, 5th Duke of Richmond and Lennox  (1791 - 1860) (Stamp 2) Coronet: Duke