BEAUCLERK, Lord George (1704-68).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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3 Dec. 1744 - 1754
16 Mar. - 11 May 1768

Family and Education

b. 26 Dec. 1704, 6th s. of Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St. Albans, and bro. of Charles Beauclerk, Earl of Burford, and Lords Henry, Sidney, Vere and William Beauclerk. m. Margaret, da. of Thomas Bainbridge, yeoman, of Slaley, Northumb.,1 s.p.

Offices Held

Ensign 1 Ft. Gds. 1723; lt. 11 Hussars 1726; capt. and lt.-col. 1 Ft. Gds. 1736; ranger of Bagshot Rails Walk and keeper of Bagshot Lodge, Windsor forest 1741; col. 1745; a.-d.-c. to George II 1745; col. 8 Marines 1747-8; col. 19 Ft. 1748-d. ; temp. comdt. at Gibraltar 1749; gov. of Landguard Fort 1753-d. ; maj.-gen. 1755; c.-in-c. Scotland 1756-67; lt.-gen. 1758.


Lord George Beauclerk was an active professional soldier, who did a tour of duty in Gibraltar, c.1749-51,2 and was normally resident in Scotland during his long term as commander-in-chief there.3 Brought in on his family’s interest at Windsor on the death of his elder brother Lord Sidney, he voted with the Administration. Classed in 1746 as an Old Whig, he shared with his brother, Lord Henry, a pension of £800 on the Irish establishment. He died 11 May 1768.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. New Hist. Northumb. vi. 274.
  • 2. James, Hist. Straits of Gibraltar, ii. 317.
  • 3. Cal. Home Office Pprs. 1760-5, passim.