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|Sir William Anne van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle|
Appointed Colonel of the Regiment on 21st November 1731.
Sir William Anne van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle born on the 5th June 1702 at Whitehall Palace, Whitehall, London. He was the son of Sir Arnold Joost van Keppel, 1st Earl of Albemarle and Gertrude de Quirna van der Duyn.
He was baptised on 16th June 1702 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church, Covent Garden, with Queen Anne 1 of Great Britain as his godparent.
On the 25th August 1717 he was appointed Captain and Lieutenant-Colonel in the service of the 2nd Foot Guards.
He succeeded to the title of 2nd Baron Ashford, of Ashford, Kent on the 19th May 1718. He succeeded to the title of 2nd Earl of Albemarle on the 19th May 1718. He succeeded to the title of 2nd Viscount Bury, co. Lancaster on the 19th May 1718.
He held the office of Lord of the Bedchamber to the Prince of Wales (later King) between October 1722 and 1751.
He married Lady Anne Lennox, daughter of Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and Anne Brudenell, on the 21st February 1722 at Caversham, Oxfordshire, England.
| He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Bath
(K.B.) on the 18th May 1725. On the 31st March 1727 he was appointed Aide-de-Camp to the King
George 1, with the rank of Colonel in the Army.
On the 22nd November 1731 he was appointed Colonel of the late Colonel Disney’s Regtiment (29th Foot), and on the 8th May 1733 he was transferred to the Colonelcy of the 3rd Troop of Horse Guards.
He held the office of Governor of Virginia
from 26th September 1737 to 1754.
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Children of Sir William Anne van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle and Lady Anne Lennox:
General Sir George Keppel, 3rd Earl of Albemarle - born 5th April 1724, died 13th October 1772.
Admiral Augustus Keppel, 1st and last Viscount Keppel of Elveden -born 2nd April 1725, died 3rd October 1786
Lt.-Gen. Hon. William Keppel - born 5th November 1727, died March 1782.
Rt. Rev. Hon. Frederick Keppel - born 19th January 1728, died 27th December 1777.
Lady Caroline Keppel - born c. 1734.
Lady Elizabeth Keppel - born 15th November 1739, died 2nd November 1768.