WALDEGRAVE, George, Visct. Chewton (1751-1789).

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

b. 23 Nov. 1751, 1st s. of Hon. John Waldegrave.  educ. Eton 1759-64.  m. 5 May 1782, his cos. Lady Elizabeth Laura Waldegrave, da. of James, 2nd Earl Waldegrave, 4s. 1da.  suc. fa. as 4th Earl Waldegrave 22 Oct. 1784.

Offices Held

Ensign 3 Ft. Gds. 1768, lt. and capt. 1773; lt.-col. army 1778; lt.-col. commandant 87 Ft. 1779-88; col. 1782; col. 63 Ft. 1788- d.

Vice-chamberlain of the Household May 1782-Nov. 1784; P.C. 3 May 1784; master of the horse to the Queen 1784- d.


Chewton was returned at Newcastle-under-Lyme on the interest of his uncle, Lord Gower. For most of his parliamentary career he was in America as aide-de-camp to Cornwallis: February 1776 to January 1778, April to November 1778, and July 1779 to January 1782. His only reported speech in the Commons, 27 Feb. 1775, was to complain of an Opposition newspaper;1 and his only recorded vote, 3 Mar. 1779, for Administration on the motion about Keppel.

He died 17 Oct. 1789.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke


  • 1. Almon, i. 235.