Charles Chetwynd-Talbot, 2nd Earl Talbot of Hensol (1777-1849), was the son of the Hon. John Talbot and his wife Charlotte, Countess Talbot. Following several years as a voluntary attaché at the British embassy in Moscow, he returned to England in 1800 to devote himself to his estates and the development of agriculture. He was appointed Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland by Sir Robert Peel in 1817 and served in this role until 1821. In recognition of services to the agriculture of Ireland he was awarded the Freedom of Drogheda and was appointed a Knight of St Patrick.