LENNARD, Sir Samuel, 3rd Bt. (1672-1727), of West Wickham, Kent.
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Family and Education
b. 2 Oct. 1672, o.s. of Sir Stephen Lennard, 2nd Bt. M.P., by Elizabeth, da. of Delalynd Hussey of Shapwick, Dorset, wid. of John Roy of Woodlands, Dorset. educ. M. Temple 1689; Trinity, Oxf. 1690. unm., 2s. illegit. suc. fa. 15 Dec. 1709. Kntd. Apr. 1718.
Capt. Earl of Denbigh’s Drags. 1696-7; half-pay 1698; capt. Visct. Shannon’s regt. of Marines 1702; exempt and capt. 2 tp. Life Gds. 1704; a.-d.-c. to Prince George of Denmark; guidon and maj. 1709, cornet and maj. 1709, lt. and lt.-col. 1713; groom of the bedchamber to the Prince of Wales 1714-17; capt. of Sandgate castle 1718-d.1
A Whig, whose father had represented the county, Lennard was appointed to the Prince of Wales’s household when this was first set up in November 1714. Returned on the Lord Warden’s interest for Hythe from 1715, he voted with the Government except on Lord Cadogan, resigning his place after the Prince’s breach with the King. He owed his knighthood to standing proxy for Prince Frederick when he was installed as Knight of the Garter in April 1718.2 He died 8 Oct. 1727.