George Cholmondeley, 2nd Marquess of Cholmondeley
George Horatio Cholmondeley, 2nd Marquess of Cholmondeley PC (//; 16 January 1792 – 8 May 1870), styled Viscount Malpas from 1792 to 1815 and subsequently Earl of Rocksavage until 1827, was a British peer and Lord Great Chamberlain of England between 1838 and 1870. Before being called to the House of Lords, he was a Tory Member of Parliament from 1817 through 1821.
Cholmondeley was a direct descendant of Sir Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister of Great Britain. He was the eldest son of George James Cholmondeley, who had been created the first Marquess of Cholmondeley in 1815. His mother was the former Lady Georgiana Charlotte Bertie, second daughter and co-heir of Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven. Like his father and his younger brother, Lord George was educated at Eton.
Cholmondeley married Caroline Campbell, second daughter of Sir Colin Campbell, in 1812. She died in 1815.
He participated in the coronation of King George IV.
In 1830, he married Lady Susan Somerset, fourth daughter of Henry Charles Somerset, 6th Duke of Beaufort. Both of his marriages were childless. The Dowager Marchioness Susan survived her husband by sixteen years; she died in 1886.
In 1817, Cholmondeley was elected to the House of Commons for Castle Rising, a seat he held until 1821, when he was called to the House of Lords through a writ of acceleration in his father's junior title of Baron Newburgh. In 1830, Cholmondeley was admitted to the Privy Council. In addition, he held the office of Constable of Castle Rising between 1858 and 1870.
Lands and estates
Position at court
One moiety part of the ancient office of Lord Great Chamberlain is a Cholmondeley inheritance. This hereditary honour came into the Cholmondeley family through the marriage of the first Marquess of Cholmondeley to Lady Georgiana Charlotte Bertie, daughter of Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven. The second, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh holders of the marquesate have all held this office.
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- Caroline, Donald. "The new garden at Houghton Hall, King’s Lynn, Norfolk," The Times (UK). May 11, 2008.
- Notes and Queries (1883 Jan-Jun), p. 42.
- Portcullis: Deed of Covenant and Agreement between Lord Willoughby de Eresby, The Dowager Marchioness of Cholmondeley and the Marquis of Cholmondeley re the exercise of the Office of Hereditary Great Chamberlain (16 May 1829).
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- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Marquess of Cholmondeley
- Houghton Hall
- Cholmondeley Castle
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