George John Charles Mercer Nairne Petty-FitzMaurice, 8th Marquess of Lansdowne, DL

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George John Charles Mercer Nairne Petty-FitzMaurice

Birthdate: (86)
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Maj. Charles George Francis Mercer Nairne and Violet Astor
Husband of Gillian, Marchioness of Lansdowne; Penelope, Marchioness of Lansdowne; <private> Petty-FitzMaurice (Eccles) and Barbara, Marchioness of Lansdowne
Father of Lady Caroline Petty-Fitzmaurice; <private> Petty-Fitzmaurice; <private> Nairne (Mercer Nairne Petty-Fitzmaurice) and <private> of Lansdowne
Brother of Mary Margaret Elizabeth Myddelton
Half brother of Gavin Astor, 2nd Baron Astor of Hever; Hon. Hugh Waldorf Astor and Hon. John George Astor

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About George John Charles Mercer Nairne Petty-FitzMaurice, 8th Marquess of Lansdowne, DL

George John Charles Mercer Nairne Petty-Fitzmaurice, 8th Marquis of Lansdowne

(27 Nov 1912 — 12 Aug 1997 ?)

Son of Charles George Francis Mercer Nairne, who was the son of 5th Marquis of Lansdowne.

CURRICULUM VITAE

   Educated at Eton and at Christ Church, Oxford
    
   Was a member of the Queen's Body Guard for Scotland, Royal Co. of Archers
    
   1939—1945, World War II: Capt. in Scots Greys and Maj. with Free French Forces; awarded Legion of Honour and Croix de Guerre
    
   1944: appointed Private Secretary to British Ambassador in Paris
    
   1957—1958: a Lord-in-Waiting to the Queen and Representative to the Council of Europe215
    
   1958—1962: Joint Parl. Under Sec. of State for Foreign Affairs
    
   1962—1964: Min. of State for Commonwealth and Colonial Affairs215
    
   1964: Privy Councilor 

On 18 Mar 1938, George (8th Marquis) married Barbara Chase (d. 17 Feb 1965), the daughter of Harold Stuart Chase of Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A.218 They had four children:

   Caroline Margaret (8 Jan 1939--27 Sep 1956),
    
   Charles Maurice Mercer Nairne Petty-Fitzmaurice,
   9th Marquis of Lansdowne (b. 21 Feb 1941)
    
   Lord Robert Harold Mercer Nairne (b. 16 Feb 1947). On 1 Nov 1972, he married Jane Gordon (b. 1 Sep 1950). They had three children:
       Emily Jane (b. 3 Aug 1974)
       Samuel George (b. 1976)
       Joseph Douglas (b. 1980)
        
   Lady Georgina Elizabeth Petty-Fitzmaurice (b. 10 Jan 1950). In 1974, she married firstly Guy Hamilton. They were divorced in 1980. She married secondly Robert Eric Miller. 

In 1969, George (8th Marquis) married 2ndly the Hon. Selina Polly Dawson Eccles (b. 18 Jan 1937), daughter of the 1st Viscount Eccles and previously the wife of Robin Andrew Duthac Carnegie. George and Selina were divorced in 1978.

On 15 Oct 1978, George (8th Marquis) married 3rdly Gillian Anna Morgan (d. 1982), daughter of Alured Morgan.

On 12 Jul 1995, George (8th Marquis) married Penelope Eva Bradford (the Hon. Mrs. Astor).

Source: http://fitzmaurice-family.com/engl.html

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George John Charles Mercer Nairne Petty-FitzMaurice, 8th Marquess of Lansdowne, DL's Timeline

1912
November 27, 1912
1939
January 8, 1939
Age 26
1999
August 25, 1999
Age 86