DERING, Cholmeley (1766-1836), of Cavendish Square, Mdx. and Brighton, Suss.
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b. 25 Oct. 1766, 2nd s. of Sir Edward Dering†, 6th Bt., of Surrenden Dering, nr. Ashford, Kent by 2nd w. Deborah, da. of John Winchester, surgeon, of Nethersole, Kent. m. 9 June 1789, Charlotte Elizabeth, da. of Sir Joseph Yates, j.c.p., 1s.
Maj.-commdt. New Romney fencible cav. 1794, col. 1795.
After serving in Ireland during the rebellion of 1798 with his regiment of fencibles, Dering devoted much of his time to the management of the Kent estates of his great-nephew Sir Edward Cholmeley Dering, 8th Bt., who succeeded to his title in 1811 when only three years old; a task in which it was recorded that ‘he showed the same excellent judgment and superior ability, for which he was on all occasions most distinguished’.1 His duties involved the management of the Dering interest at New Romney, which the family normally made available to nominees or supporters of administration. In October 1