VANBRUGH, Charles (1680-1740), of St. James's, Westminster.
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bap. 27 Feb. 1680, 6th s. of Gyles Vanbrugh, sugar baker, of St. Nicholas Acon, London, and of Chester, by Elizabeth, da. of Sir Dudley Carleton of Imber Court, Surr.; bro. of Sir John Vanbrugh, the architect and dramatist, and Philip Vanbrugh, commr. of the navy at Plymouth 1739-d. m. 19 June 1721, Ann Burt of Knightsbridge, 1s.1
Capt. R.N. 1709.
Charles Vanbrugh served under Byng at Cape Passaro in 1718, in which year his brother, Sir John Vanbrugh, designed the gun-wharf at Plymouth.2 He stood unsuccessfully for Plymouth on the Admiralty interest3 at a by-election in 1739, but was seated on petition, voting with the Government on the place bill next year. He died 2 Nov. 1740.