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George Keppel, 3rd Earl of Albermarle

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Death: Died
Place of Burial: St Andrews Churchyard , Quidenham, Norfolk, England
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Son of Willem van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle and Anne of Albemarle Lennox, Countess of Albemarle
Husband of Anne Keppel
Father of William Charles Keppel, 4th Earl of Albermarle
Brother of Admiral Augustus Keppel, 1st Viscount Keppel PC; Lieutenant-General William Keppel; Rt. Rev. the Hon Frederick Keppel, Bishop of Exeter; Caroline Adair and Elizabeth Russell, Marchioness of Tavistock

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About Gen. Sir George Keppel, 3rd Earl of Albemarle

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"General George Keppel, 3rd Earl of Albemarle KG PC (London, 8 April 1724 – 13 October 1772), styled Viscount Bury until 1754, becoming 3rd Earl of Albermale, (title of 1697), in 1757 on the death of his father, the 2nd Earl was a British soldier nobleman best known for his capture of Havana in 1762 during the Seven Years' War."

-------------------- General George Keppel, 3rd Earl of Albemarle

  • He held the office of Lord of the Bedchamber to the Duke of Cumberland.
  • He fought in the Battle of Fontenoy in 1745.
  • He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Chichester between 1746 and 1754.
  • He fought in the Battle of Culloden on 16 April 1746, when he bore the dispatches announcing the victory to London.
  • He was commander of the 20th Foot on 1 November 1749.
  • He succeeded to the title of 3rd Earl of Albemarle [E., 1697] on 22 December 1754.
  • He succeeded to the title of 3rd Baron Ashford, of Ashford, Kent [E., 1697] on 22 December 1754. He succeeded to the title of 3rd Viscount Bury, co. Lancaster [E., 1697] on 22 December 1754.
  • He was Colonel of the King's Own Regiment between 1755 and 1772.
  • He gained the rank of Major-General on 1 February 1756.
  • He gained the rank of Lieutenant-General on 1 April 1759.
  • He held the office of Keeper and Governor of Jersey on 28 January 1761.
  • He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) on 28 January 1761.
  • He was Commander-in-Chief of the reduction of the Havannas in 1762.
  • He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) on 25 July 1771.
  • He gained the rank of General in May 1772.

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Gen. Sir George Keppel, 3rd Earl of Albemarle's Timeline

1724
April 5, 1724
May 4, 1724
Covent Garden, London, England
1770
April 20, 1770
Age 46
1772
May 14, 1772
Age 48
October 13, 1772
Age 48
October 22, 1772
Age 48
Quidenham, Norfolk, England