George Cholmondeley (1702 - 1770) MP

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Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
Death: Died in of London, London, England
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About George Cholmondeley

George Cholmondeley, 3rd Earl of Cholmondeley

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George Cholmondeley, 3rd Earl of Cholmondeley KB, PC (2 January 1703 – 10 June 1770), styled as Viscount Malpas from 1725 to 1733, was a British peer and Whig politician.

Life Cholmondeley was the son of George Cholmondeley, 2nd Earl of Cholmondeley, and Elizabeth van Ruyterburgh (or Ruttenburg). He was elected to the House of Commons for East Looe in 1724, a seat he held until 1727, and then represented Windsor between 1727 and 1733, when he succeeded his father as third Earl of Cholmondeley and entered the House of Lords. He held office under his father-in-law Sir Robert Walpole as a Lord of the Admiralty from 1727 to 1729, as a Lord of the Treasury from 1735 to 1736 and as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster from 1736 to 1743 (from 1742 to 1743 under the premiership of The Earl of Wilmington. From 1743 to 1744 he also served as Lord Privy Seal under Henry Pelham and was Joint Vice Treasurer of Ireland between 1744 and 1757. In 1736 he was admitted to the Privy Council.

Apart from his political career Lord Cholmondeley was also Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire and South Wales (less Denbighshire) from 1733 to 1760. He was also involved in the charitable effort to create a home for foundlings in London, which was hoped would alleviate the problem of child abandonment. The home became known as the Foundling Hospital and Cholmondeley sat on its board as a founding Governor.

Lord Cholmondeley married Lady Mary Walpole, daughter of Prime Minister Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, in 1723. He died in June 1770, aged 67. His eldest son George Cholmondeley, Viscount Malpas, predeceased him and he was succeeded in his titles by his grandson George, who was created Marquess of Cholmondeley in 1815.

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Parliament of Great Britain


Preceded by John Smith William Lowndes Member of Parliament for East Looe 1724 – 1727 With: William Lowndes 1724 Sir Henry Hoghton 1724–1727 Succeeded by Sir John Trelawny Charles Longueville Preceded by The Earl of Inchiquin Lord Vere Beauclerk Member of Parliament for Windsor 1727 – 1733 With: Lord Vere Beauclerk Succeeded by Lord Vere Beauclerk Lord Sidney Beauclerk


Court offices

Preceded by The Earl Cadogan Master of the Robes 1727 Succeeded by Augustus Schutz New office Master of the Horse to Frederick, Prince of Wales 1729–1739 Succeeded by Earl of Middlesex Political offices Preceded by The Duke of Rutland Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1736–1743 Succeeded by The Lord Edgcumbe Preceded by The Lord Gower Lord Privy Seal 1743–1744 Succeeded by The Lord Gower Honorary titles Preceded by The Earl of Cholmondeley Lord Lieutenant and Vice-Admiral of Cheshire 1733–1770 Succeeded by The Earl of Cholmondeley Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey 1733–1760 Succeeded by Sir Nicholas Bayly, Bt Lord Lieutenant of Caernarvonshire 1733–1760 Succeeded by Thomas Wynn Lord Lieutenant of Flintshire 1733–1760 Succeeded by Sir Roger Mostyn, Bt Lord Lieutenant of Merionethshire 1733–1760 Vacant Title next held by William Vaughan Lord Lieutenant of Montgomeryshire 1733–1760 Succeeded by The Earl of Powis Peerage of England Preceded by George Cholmondeley Earl of Cholmondeley 1733–1770 Succeeded by George Cholmondeley



      
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George Cholmondeley, 3rd Earl of Cholmondeley's Timeline

1702
January 3, 1702
Westminster, London, England
1723
September 14, 1723
Age 21
St. George Hanover Square, Westminster, England
1724
1724
Age 21
1770
June 10, 1770
Age 68
of London, London, England
June 21, 1770
Age 68
Malpas, Cheshire, England
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