- William Keppel, 7th Earl of Albemarle
William Coutts Keppel, 7th Earl of Albemarle
KCMGPC ( April 15 1832– August 28 1894), was a British soldier and politician.
A son to General George Thomas Keppel, 6th Earl of Albemarle and Susan Coutts Trotter, he was educated at Eton. In 1843, he became an
Ensign and Lieutenantin the 43rd (Regiment of) Foot, from 1848 until 1853, he was a Lieutenantin the Scots Guards, becoming Aide-de-Campto Lord Frederick FitzClarencein India. From 1851 until 1891, he was styled Viscount Bury, then succeeded his father to become 7th Earl of Albemarle.
From 1854 until 1856, Keppele was Superintendent of Indian Affairs in
Canada. On 15 November 1855, at Dundurn, in Canada, he married Sophia Mary Macnab, daughter of Allan Napier MacNab, a Prime Minister of Canada, and they became the parents of ten children :
* Lieutenant Colonel
Arnold Keppel, 8th Earl of Albemarle(1858–1942).
* Gertrude Mary Keppel (
9 November 1859– 7 April 1860).
* Lady Theodora Keppel (c. 1861 –
30 October 1945), married Colonel Leslie Davidson and had issue (?).
* The Honorable
* Lady Hilda Mary Keppel (
29 August 1864– 7 October 1955), unmarried.
* Lieutenant Colonel Honorable
George Keppel( 14 October 1865– 22 November 1947), husband of the royal mistress Alice Keppel.
* Lady Leopoldina Olivia Keppel (
14 November 1866– 9 August 1948), a nun.
* Lady Susan Mary Keppel (
5 May 1868– 26 June 1953), married Sir Walter Townley in 1896.
* Lady Mary Stuart Keppel (
15 May 1869– 21 September 1906), married Sir Harold Tagart in 1900.
* Lady Florence Cecilia Keppel (
24 February 1871– 30 June 1963), married William Boyle, 12th Earl of Corkin 1902.
Keppel was appointed Privy Counsellor in 1859. From 1859 until 1866, he was Treasurer of the Queen's Household and, on
September 6, 1876, was summoned to the House of Lordsin his father's Barony of Ashford. He was Under-Secretary of State for Warfrom 1878 until 1880, as well as in 1885 and 1886. On Easter Sunday, 13 April 1879, he was received into the Church of Rome. In 1881, he became a Volunteer Aide-de-Camp to the Queen.
He wrote a history of the American colonization called "Exodus of the Western Nations" (1865), "A Report on the Condition of the Indians of British North America", and was the principal author of the "Cycling" volume of the
Keppel died aged sixty-two, of
paralysis, and was buried at Quidenham.
Keppel's son George was the husband of
Alice Keppel, the most famous mistress of King Edward VII. He is also the great-great-grandfather of Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwalland the modern day television celebrity and "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" champion Judith Keppel.
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