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George Cholmondeley, Viscount Malpas
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George Cholmondeley, Viscount Malpas (17 October 1724 – 15 March 1764) was a British soldier and Member of Parliament.
Cholmondeley was the eldest son of George Cholmondeley, 3rd Earl of Cholmondeley, and Lady Mary Walpole, daughter of Prime Minister Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford. He gained the courtesy title of Viscount Malpas when his father succeeded as third Earl of Cholmondeley in 1733. He fought in the Battle of Fontenoy in 1745 and later achieved the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the 65th Regiment. In 1754 he was elected to the House of Commons for Bramber, a seat he held until 1761, and then represented Corfe Castle between 1761 and 1764.
Lord Malpas married Hester Edwardes, daughter of Sir Francis Edwardes, 3rd Baronet, in 1747. He died March 1764, aged 39, predeceasing his father. His son George succeeded his grandfather as fourth Earl of Cholmondeley in 1770 and was created Marquess of Cholmondeley in 1815. Lady Malpas died in 1794.
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