Charles Ellis, 1st Baron Seaford

Charles Rose Ellis, 1st Baron Seaford (Richard Cosway)

Charles Rose Ellis, 1st Baron Seaford (19 December 1771 – 1 July 1845) was a British politician.[1]

He was the second son of John Ellis of Jamaica and educated at Christ Church, Oxford.

Ellis was elected to the House of Commons for Heytesbury in 1793, a seat he held until 1796, and then represented Seaford from 1796 to 1806 and from 1812 to 1826 and East Grinstead from 1807 to 1812. In 1826 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Seaford, of Seaford in the County of Sussex. In parliament he was a prominent defender of slavery in the West Indies plantations.[2]

Lord Seaford died in July 1845. He had married the Hon. Elizabeth Catherine Caroline Hervey, daughter of John Hervey, Lord Hervey, eldest son of Frederick Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol, in 1798. She died in January 1803, aged 22. They had 2 sons and a daughter.

In 1798 their four-year-old son and heir Charles succeeded his great-grandfather Lord Bristol as sixth Baron Howard de Walden. Their second son was the army officer Augustus Frederick Ellis.


  1. "ELLIS, Charles Rose (1771-1845), of Claremont, Esher, Surr.". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  2. Taylor, Michael (2014). "Conservative Political Economy and the Problem of Colonial Slavery, 1823–1833". The Historical Journal. 57 (4): 982.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
William Eden
The Earl of Barrymore
Member of Parliament for Heytesbury
With: William Eden 1793
The Viscount Clifden 1793–96
Succeeded by
The Viscount Clifden
Sir John Leicester
Preceded by
John Tarleton
Richard Paul Jodrell
Member of Parliament for Seaford
With: George Ellis
Succeeded by
(Parliament of Great Britain abolished)
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
(self in Parliament of Great Britain)
Member of Parliament for Seaford
With: George Ellis to 1802
Richard Joseph Sullivan 1802–06
John Leach 1806
Succeeded by
John Leach
George Hibbert
Preceded by
Sir Henry Strachey
Daniel Giles
Member of Parliament for East Grinstead
With: Sir Nathaniel Holland 1807–12
Richard Wellesley 1812
George William Gunning 1812
Nicholas Vansittart 1812
Succeeded by
George William Gunning
James Stephen
Preceded by
John Leach
George Hibbert
Member of Parliament for Seaford
With: John Leach 1812–16
Sir Charles Cockerell 1816–18
George Watson-Taylor 1818–20
George Agar-Ellis 1820–26
Succeeded by
John Fitzgerald
Augustus Frederick Ellis
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Seaford
Succeeded by
Charles Augustus Ellis
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