Charles Marsham, 2nd Earl of Romney

22nd Nov 1777 - 29th Mar 1845

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of 1st Earl of Romney, inherited title as 2nd Earl 1 March 1811.

  1. Robert Marsham, Lord Romney (d. 1793) married Priscilla, daughter and sole heir of Charles Pym (d. 1740) of St Kitts. Estates valued at £19000.  Their son was Charles Marsham 1st Earl of Romney (1744-1811), whose son in turn was Charles Marsham, 2nd Earl of Romney (1777-1845).

  2. The daughter of the 2nd Earl of Romney, Lady Maria Marsham, married the banker Henry Hoare in 1836. Their daughter Angelina Margaret Hoare is in the ODNB as 'missionary.


  1. David Killingray, 'Kent and the abolition of the slave trade: a county study, 1760s-1807' pp. 112-3: sourced to marriage settlement 1724. It seems the marriage date may in fact have been 08/06/1742.

  2. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? 1860- (Volumes 3 and 4, manuscripts in preparation), reference 1866/80 Hoare, Henry; Valerie Bonham, ‘Hoare, Angelina Margaret (1843–1892)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2006 [, accessed 21 April 2014].

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Charles Earl of Romney
(1) Sophia Pitt, daughter of William Morton Pitt (d. 1812); Mary Elizabeth Cholmondeley (nee Townshend) widow of George James Cholmondeley

Associated Claims (2)

£2,944 4s 6d
£4,324 18s 11d

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Town house
Mote House [Built] 

Relationships (2)

Son → Father
Grandson → Grandfather

Addresses (1)

The Mote, Maidstone, Kent, South-east England, England