PITT, George (1751-1828), of Strathfieldsaye, Hants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1774 - 1790

Family and Education

b. 19 Sept. 1751, o.s. of George Pitt.  suc. fa. as 2nd Baron Rivers 7 May 1803.  unm.

Offices Held

Ld. of the bedchamber 1804-19.


Pitt was returned unopposed in 1774. Over the contractors bill, 12 Feb. 1779, Robinson listed him as ‘pro, out of town’; he voted for Dunning’s motion, 6 Apr. 1780; with Administration on the motion against prorogation, 24 Apr., and was classed by Robinson as ‘pro’. Robinson in his 1780 survey noted that Pitt might be opposed at the general election: ‘Mr. George Pitt is not liked in the county, but Lord Rivers is popular.’ He was returned unopposed, and supported North’s Administration till the end. He voted for Shelburne’s peace preliminaries, 18 Feb. 1783; did not vote on Fox’s East India bill; was classed ‘hopeful’ by Robinson January 1784 and described as a follower of Pitt in Stockdale’s list of 19 Mar. 1784. Between 1783 and 1790 there is no record of his having voted, and he is not known ever to have spoken in the House. Pitt did not stand again in 1790.

He died 20 July 1828.

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Author: Mary M. Drummond