Colonel Francis Charteris

Military Officer, Deceased Person

1675 – 1732

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Who was Colonel Francis Charteris?

Colonel Francis Charteris, nicknamed "The Rape-Master General", was a Scottish aristocrat who earned a substantial sum of money through gambling and the South Sea Bubble. He was convicted of raping a servant in 1730 and sentenced to death, but was subsequently pardoned, before dying of natural causes shortly afterwards.

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Born
1675
Edinburgh
Also known as
  • The Rape-Master General
  • Francis Charteris
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Lived in
  • Dumfries and Galloway
Died
Feb 24, 1732
Edinburgh
Resting place
Greyfriars Kirkyard

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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