Rockingham, Charles Watson-Wentworth, Marquis of


Rockingham, Charles Watson-Wentworth, Marquis of
(1730-1782)
   Born in Yorkshire, England. Educated at Westminster School and St. John's College, Cambridge. In 1746 served as a volunteer against the Jacobites. In 1765 premier of a coalition ministry opposed to royal grants and general warrants; from 1768 to 1781 leader of the opposition in the House of Lords, during which time supported the proposals to grant independence to the American colonies. In 1782 again became prime minister. Throughout his political career upheld the contentions of the American colonists, and opposed to royal encroachments.
   Index: Dr Forms Cabinet, 192.
   Bib.: Dict. Nat. Biog.

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