BENTINCK, Lord George (1715-59), of Hall Place, Heston, Mdx.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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Constituency

Dates

4 Jan. 1742 - 1747
1747 - 1754
1754 - 1 Mar. 1759

Family and Education

b. 24 Dec. 1715, 2nd s. of Henry Bentinck, 1st Duke of Portland, by Lady Elizabeth Noel, da. and coh. of Wriothesley Baptist, 2nd Earl of Gainsborough. educ. Eton 1725-8; Grand Tour 1739. m. 29 June 1753, Mary Davies, s.p.

Offices Held

Ensign 1 Ft. Gds. 1735, capt. lt. 1743, capt. and lt.-col. 1745; col. and a.-d.-c. to George II 1752; col. 5 Ft. 1754-d.

Biography

Bentinck did not stand at the 1741 general election - the first after his coming of age - but at the end of the year he was simultaneously offered a seat at Droitwich vacated by Thomas Winnington and invited by the Government to contest the Westminster by-election.1 On the advice of his family he chose Droitwich, for which he was returned unopposed, voting regularly with the Government. Brought in by the Administration for Grampound in 1747, he applied in 1750 to Newcastle for a colonelcy, ‘as I have always served his Majesty with cheerfulness’.2

He died 1 Mar. 1759.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick

Notes

  • 1. Mrs. Delany, Autobiog. and Corresp. ii. 183-4.
  • 2. 14 Aug. 1750, Add. 32722, f. 147.
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