George Villiers, 4th Earl of Jersey

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About George Villiers, 4th Earl of Jersey

George Bussy Villiers, 4th Earl of Jersey PC (9 June 1735 – 22 August 1805, Tunbridge Wells) was a member of the British and Irish peerage and a courtier in the court of George III.

Between 1756 and his father's death in 1769 which took him into the House of Lords he served continuously in the House of Commons as MP for, in turn, Tamworth in Staffordshire, Aldborough in the West Riding of Yorkshire and Dover in Kent. He followed the political lead of the duke of Grafton in both the Commons and Lords. He was a lord of the Admiralty from 1761 to 1763 and was sworn of the privy council 11 July 1765. Lord chamberlain from 1765 to 1769, on his elevation to the peerage he was made a gentleman of the bedchamber to George III and thereafter held various court posts until 1800.

He was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1787.

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George Villiers, 4th Earl of Jersey's Timeline

1735
June 9, 1735
July 6, 1735
St. George Hanover Square, Westminster, Middlesex, England
1771
May 2, 1771
Age 35
1772
March 22, 1772
Age 36
St.George, Hanover Square, Westminster, Middlesex, England
1773
August 19, 1773
Age 38
Middleton Stoney, Oxfordshire, England
1774
December 16, 1774
Age 39
Plas-Newydd, Anglesey, Wales
1779
1779
Age 43
1780
November 15, 1780
Age 45
1786
April 15, 1786
Age 50
Middleton Stoney, Oxfordshire, England