Charles Lenos [or Lenox], duke of Richmond, was a natural son of Charles II. by his favourite mistress, the dutchess of Portsmouth, who had no other issue. The earl of Shaftesbury, who well knew her influence over the king, amused her with the flattering but visionary hopes of a parliamentary settlement of the crown upon the duke, her son. He married Anne, eldest daughter of Francis, lord Brudenel, and widow of Henry, lord Bellafyfe, of Worlabye. He was grandfather to the present duke of Richmond. Ob. 1723.
---A Biographical History of England. J. Granger, 1779.
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.