HOTHAM, Sir Charles, 5th Bt. (1693-1738), of Scorborough, Yorks.
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Family and Education
b. 25 Apr. 1693, 1st s. of Sir Charles Hotham, 4th Bt. m. Apr. 1724, Lady Gertrude Stanhope, da. of Philip, 3rd Earl of Chesterfield, sis. of Hon. Charles, John, Philip Dormer, and Sir William Stanhope, 1 surv. s. 3da. suc. fa. 8 Jan. 1723.
Capt. in his fa.’s regt. 1715; lt.-col. 7 Drag. Gds. 1720; groom of the bedchamber to George II 1727-d.; col. 18 Ft. 1732-5, 1st tp. Horse Gren. Gds. 1735-d.
As a youth Hotham visited Hanover, where he made friends with the electoral prince, afterwards George II. Succeeding his father to the family seat at Beverley, he voted with the Administration in every recorded division. He was made a groom of the bedchamber on the accession of George II, who sent him to Berlin in 1730 on a confidential mission to arrange a double marriage between the heirs apparent and the Princesses Royal of England and Prussia.1 The mission was unsuccessful but Hotham acquitted himself to the satisfaction of George II, who rewarded him with a regiment in 1732 and a better one in 1735. He died prematurely, 15 Jan. 1738.
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: Romney R. Sedgwick
- 1. A. M. W. Stirling, The Hothams, i. 142-238.