Biography of Bishop Charles Lyttelton 1714-1768

Paternal Family Tree: Lyttelton

On 08 May 1708 [his father] Thomas Lyttelton 4th Baronet (age 22) and [his mother] Christian Temple Lady Lyttelton (age 29) were married. They were half third cousins.

In 1714 Charles Lyttelton was born to Thomas Lyttelton 4th Baronet (age 28) and Christian Temple Lady Lyttelton (age 35) at Hagley, Worcestershire.

On 02 May 1716 [his grandfather] Charles Lyttelton 3rd Baronet (age 88) died. His son [his father] Thomas Lyttelton 4th Baronet (age 30) succeeded 4th Baronet Lyttelton of Frankley. [his mother] Christian Temple Lady Lyttelton (age 37) by marriage Lady Lyttelton of Frankley.

On 10 Oct 1732 Charles Lyttelton (age 18) matriculated University College, Oxford University. He graduated BCL in Mar 1745.

In Jan 1743 Charles Lyttelton (age 29) was elected Fellow of the Royal Society.

On 13 Aug 1743 Charles Lyttelton (age 29) became Rector of St Laurence Church, Alvechurch [Map].

In 1746 Charles Lyttelton (age 32) was elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

In Dec 1747 Charles Lyttelton (age 33) was appointed Royal Chaplain to King George II (age 64).

In 1748 [his mother] Christian Temple Lady Lyttelton (age 69) died.

On 05 May 1748 Charles Lyttelton (age 34) was appointed Prebendary of Exeter.

On 04 Jun 1748 Charles Lyttelton (age 34) was appointed Dean of Exeter.

On 14 Sep 1751 [his father] Thomas Lyttelton 4th Baronet (age 65) died. His son [his brother] George Lyttelton 1st Baron Lyttelton (age 42) succeeded 5th Baronet Lyttelton of Frankley.

On 21 Mar 1762 Charles Lyttelton (age 48) was consecrated Bishop of Carlisle aat Whitehall Chapel.

Vesta Monumenta. 1765. Plate 2.28. Engraving of a portrait of Bishop Charles Lyttelton (age 51) from around 1765, Bishop of Carlisle and President of the Society of Antiquaries of London from 1765 to 1768. This portrait was likely painted to commemorate his appointment as president of the Society in 1765. Engraving by James Watson after Francis Cotes.

In 1765 Bishop Charles Lyttelton (age 51) was appointed President of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

Archaeologia Volume 3 Section XXVIII. Account of opening one of the largest Barrows on Sandford Moor, Westmoreland, in a Letter from Mr. William Preston, dated Warcop Hall, Sept. 5, 1766, to Bishop Lyttelton (age 52). Read at the Society of Antiquaries, Nov. 6, 1766.

In 1768 Bishop Charles Lyttelton (age 54) died unmarried at Clifford Street. He was buried at St John the Baptist Church, Hagley on 30 Dec 1768.

Royal Ancestors of Bishop Charles Lyttelton 1714-1768

Kings Wessex: Great x 21 Grand Son of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 18 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 24 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 19 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 11 Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Kings Scotland: Great x 17 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 17 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 13 Grand Son of Philip "The Fair" IV King France

Ancestors of Bishop Charles Lyttelton 1714-1768

Great x 1 Grandfather: Thomas Lyttelton 1st Baronet 8 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

GrandFather: Charles Lyttelton 3rd Baronet 9 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Father: Thomas Lyttelton 4th Baronet 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 1 Grandfather: Thomas Temple of Frankton

GrandMother: Anne Temple Lady Lyttelton

Bishop Charles Lyttelton 11 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 1 Grandfather: Peter Temple 2nd Baronet

GrandFather: Richard Temple 3rd Baronet

Great x 1 Grandmother: Christian Leveson

Mother: Christian Temple Lady Lyttelton

Great x 1 Grandfather: Thomas Knapp

GrandMother: Mary Knapp Lady Temple