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Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis PC (28 December 1655 – 29 April 1698) was a British politician who served as First Lord of the Admiralty. He succeeded his father Charles Cornwallis, 2nd Baron Cornwallis as Baron Cornwallis in 1673. On 27 December that year, at Westminster Abbey, he married Elizabeth Fox (d. 28 February 1681 in Tunbridge Wells), daughter of Sir Stephen Fox. Their son Charles succeeded him as 4th Baron Cornwallis. After Elizabeth's death, he married Anne Scott, 1st Duchess of Buccleuch, widow of James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth.

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Political offices Preceded byThe Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery First Lord of the Admiralty 1692–1693 Succeeded byThe Viscount Falkland Honorary titles Preceded byThe Duke of Grafton Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk 1689–1698 Succeeded byThe Lord Cornwallis Peerage of England Preceded byCharles Cornwallis Baron Cornwallis 1673–1698 Succeeded byCharles Cornwallis