BEAUCLERK, Lord George (1704-68).
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Family and Education
b. 26 Dec. 1704, 6th s. of Charles, 1st Duke of Saint Albans, by Lady Diana de Vere, da. and h. of Aubrey, 20th Earl of Oxford. m. Margaret, da. of Thomas Bainbridge, yeoman, of Slaley, Northumb. s.p.1
Ensign 1 Ft. Gds. 1723; lt. 11 Hussars 1726, capt. 1 Ft. Gds. and lt.-col. 1736, col. 1745, col. 8 Marines 1747-8, col. 19 Ft. 1748- d.; gov. of Landguard Fort 1753- d.; maj.-gen. 1755; c.-in-c. Scotland 1756-67; lt.-gen. 1758.
In 1756 Beauclerk was given a pension of 400 per annum on the Irish establishment. In 1768, supported by Government, he was returned unopposed on his family interest at Windsor. He died 11 May 1768, the day after Parliament met.
Ref Volumes: 1754-1790
Author: Mary M. Drummond
- 1. Hist. Northumb. vi. 274.