Frederick Cornwallis (he was created a Baronet in 1627) served the King
faithfully throughout the Civil War and after the King's execution followed
Charles II into exile on the Continent where he shared for eight years.
the King's return from exile in 1660, Sir Frederick was created Baron
Cornwallis of Eye and appointed Treasurer of His Majesty's Household. By
this time his mother had died and the Culford Hall estates passed into
his hands. In January 1662 he died of "apolexy" and his son
Charles inherited the Baroncey and Culford. So when he appeared at
the trial Charles, Lord Cornwallis, had only held the title for a matter
little is known about the 2nd Lord Cornwallis and by all accounts he was
"a quiet, retiring man". At the age of 19 he married
Margaret Playsted of Arlington and they had eleven children, the first
of whom was baptised at Culford in July 1652.
the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1661 he was made a Knight of the Bath
and, as stated above, he became Lord Cornwallis the following year and
was later made a Privy Counsellor. His wife died in 1668 and Sir Charles
died at Culford in April 1673 at the age of 43. Both he and his
wife are buried in St. Mary's Church, Culford.