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Sir Charles Lyttelton, 3rd Baronet (1628 – 2 May 1716) was an English Governor of Jamaica, army officer and MP.

He was born the second son of Sir Thomas Lyttelton, 1st Baronet of Hagley Hall, Worcestershire. He was knighted in 1662. He inherited the baronetcy and the family estates in Frankley, Halesowen, Hagley, and Upper Arley on the death of his brother Sir Henry Lyttelton, 2nd Baronet in 1693. In his brother's lifetime he served as an army officer, rising to a Brigadier General and serving as Governor of Jamaica in 1663, of Harwich in 1667 and of Sheerness in 1680. He was joint Agent for Jamaica from 1682. He became Member of Parliament for Bewdley in 1685. He married twice. His first wife Catherine, the daughter of Sir William Fairfax of Steeton, Yorkshire and widow of Martin Lister of Thornton, Yorkshire died with their child in Jamaica. His second wife Anne, the daughter and coheiress of Thomas Temple of Frankton, Warwickshire, and maid of honour to Queen Catherine of Braganza bore him five sons and eight daughters.[1] His eldest son Charles had died in his lifetime without issue, so he was succeeded by his second son.

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Government offices
Preceded by
The Lord Windsor
Governor of Jamaica
1662–1663
(acting)
Succeeded by
Thomas Lynch
(acting)
Military offices
Preceded by
Nathaniel Darrell
Governor of Landguard Fort
1670–1680
Succeeded by
Sir Roger Manley
Governor of Sheerness
1680–1690
Succeeded by
Robert Crawford
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Philip Foley
Member of Parliament for Bewdley
1685–1689
Succeeded by
Henry Herbert
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Henry Lyttelton
Baronet
(of Frankley)
1693–1716
Succeeded by
Thomas Lyttelton

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