George Cholmondeley, 2nd Earl of Cholmondeley

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George Cholmondeley, 2nd Earl of Cholmondeley, PC, FRS (1666 – 7 May 1733), styled The Honourable from birth until 1715 and then known as Lord Newborough to 1725, was an English soldier. Cholmondeley was the second son of Robert Cholmondeley, 1st Viscount Cholmondeley, and Elizabeth Cradock. Hugh Cholmondeley, 1st Earl of Cholmondeley, was his elder brother. He was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford. Cholmondeley supported the claim of William of Orange and Mary to the English throne and after their accession he was appointed a Groom of the Bedchamber.

Military and political career[edit]

In 1690 he commanded the horse grenadier guards at the Battle of the Boyne and two years later he fought at the Battle of Steenkerque. From 1690 to 1695 he represented Newton in the House of Commons. Cholmondeley was promoted to Brigadier-General in 1697, to Major-General in 1702, to Lieutenant-General in 1704 and to General in 1727.

Honours and titles[edit]

He was admitted to the Privy Council in 1706 and in 1715 he was raised to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Newborough, of Newborough in the County of Wexford. One year later he was created Baron Newburgh, of Newburgh in the County of Anglesea, in the Peerage of Great Britain, and in 1725 Cholmondeley succeeded his elder brother as second Earl of Cholmondeley. He also succeeded him as Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, Anglesey, Caernarvonshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Merionetshire and Montgomeryshire, posts he held until his death.

Family[edit]

Lord Cholmondeley married Anna Elizabeth van Ruytenburgh (c. 1672 – London, 16 January 1722), daughter of Aelbert Heer van Ruytenburgh (1630–1688) and Wilhelmina Anna van Nassau (1638–1688), around 1701. They had three sons and three daughters. He died in May 1733 and was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son George.

References[edit]

Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir John Chicheley
Francis Cholmondeley
Member of Parliament for Newton
1690–1695
With: Sir John Chicheley 1690–1691
John Bennet 1691–1695
Succeeded by
Legh Banks
Thomas Brotherton
Military offices
New regiment Captain and Colonel of the
1st Troop Horse Grenadier Guards

1693–1715
Succeeded by
Lord Lumley
Preceded by
William Selwyn
Governor of Gravesend and Tilbury
1702–1725
Succeeded by
William Tatton
Preceded by
The Earl of Arran
Captain and Colonel of the
3rd Troop of Horse Guards

1715–1733
Succeeded by
The Earl of Albemarle
Preceded by
The Earl of Cholmondeley
Governor of Chester
1725–1733
Succeeded by
The Earl of Cholmondeley
Preceded by
Thomas Stanwix
Governor of Kingston-upon-Hull
1725–1732
Succeeded by
Edward Montagu
Preceded by
Daniel Harvey
Governor of Guernsey
1732–1733
Succeeded by
Richard Sutton
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Cholmondeley
Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire,
Anglesey, Caernarvonshire, Flintshire,
Merionethshire and Montgomeryshire

1725–1733
Succeeded by
The Earl of Cholmondeley
Vice-Admiral of Cheshire
1725–1733
Lord Lieutenant of Denbighshire
1725–1733
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Salusbury Cotton, Bt
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Hugh Cholmondeley
Earl of Cholmondeley
1725–1733
Succeeded by
George Cholmondeley
Peerage of Great Britain
New creation Baron Newburgh
1716–1733
Succeeded by
George Cholmondeley
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Baron Newborough
1715–1733
Succeeded by
George Cholmondeley