George Byng, 4th Viscount Torrington

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George Byng
Born 11 October 1740
Died 14 December 1812
Title 4th Viscount Torrington

George Byng (11 October 1740 - 14 December 1812) was the 4th Viscount Torrington, son of George Byng, 3rd Viscount Torrington and Elizabeth Daniel. [1] [2]

He gained the title 4th Viscount Torrington at the death of his father in 1750.

On 20 July 1765 he married Lady Lucy Boyle (1744–1792), daughter of John Boyle, 5th Earl of Cork and Margaret Hamilton .[3] They had seven children:[4]

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  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ The Peerage #19704
  3. ^ Mosley, Charles, editor. Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes. Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003, volume 1, page 900
  4. ^ Byng, John. The Torrington Diaries. C.B. Andrew, editor. 4 vols. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1934-8, volume 1, opposite page 382. Baptism dates drawn from the Southill Parish record book, available at the Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service, Bedford, UK.
  5. ^ Gentleman's Magazine 62, 5 (November 1792), 1055

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Alleyne FitzHerbert
British Minister in Brussels
Succeeded by
The Earl of Elgin
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
George Byng
Viscount Torrington
Succeeded by
John Byng