General John Pitt, 2nd Earl of Chatham

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General John Pitt, 2nd Earl of Chatham

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Birthplace: Chatham, Medway, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Westminster Abbey, London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of William Pitt the Elder, 1st Earl of Chatham, Prime Minister and Hester Pitt, Countess of Chatham
Husband of Hon. Mary Elizabeth Pitt, Countess of Chatham
Brother of Hester Stanhope; Harriot Eliot; William Pitt "The Younger" Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; James Charles Pitt; Henry Pitt and 1 other

Occupation: 2nd Earl of Chatham
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About General John Pitt, 2nd Earl of Chatham

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General John Pitt, 2nd Earl of Chatham, KG, PC (9 October 1756 – 24 September 1835) was a British peer and soldier.


Career


He was the eldest son of William Pitt the Elder and an elder brother of William Pitt the Younger. He was commissioned into the 47th Regiment of Foot in 1774.


Later he served in various capacities, including First Lord of the Admiralty, Lord Privy Seal and Lord President of the Council, in the Tory cabinets of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. In 1809, during the Napoleonic Wars, he commanded the British force in the Walcheren Campaign. He was Governor of Jersey from 1807 to 1820 and Governor of Gibraltar from 1820 to 1835.


Family


He married The Hon. Mary Townshend, daughter of the 1st Baron Sydney, on 10 July 1783. He died without issue and the Earldom of Chatham became extinct.

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General John Pitt, 2nd Earl of Chatham's Timeline

1756
October 9, 1756
Chatham, Medway, England, United Kingdom
1783
July 10, 1783
Age 26
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
1835
September 24, 1835
Age 78
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
October 3, 1835
Age 78
London, Greater London, United Kingdom