George Lindsay-Crawford, 22nd Earl of Crawford

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Major General George Lindsay-Crawford, 22nd Earl of Crawford (31 January 1758 – 30 January 1808), was a Scottish peer and soldier. He served in the British Army and was Lord Lieutenant of Fife.

He was born on 31 January 1758 at Bourtree Hill, Ayrshire, Scotland. He was the son of George Lindsay-Crawford, 21st Earl of Crawford and Jean Hamilton.[1]

Education[edit]

He was educated in 1765 at Eton College, Eton, Berkshire, England.

Titles and offices[edit]

He succeeded to the titles of 22nd Earl of Crawford, 6th Earl of Lindsay and 6th Lord Parbroath on 11 August 1781.

He held the office of Lord Lieutenant of Fife between 1794 and March 1807 and again between 20 May 1807 and 30 June 1808.

Military service[edit]

His military service included time in both the Infantry and the Cavalry:

He was influential in the raising of a cavalry regiment in Fife in 1793 and 1794,. His correspondence on the subject are held in the British National Archives.[2]

Death[edit]

He died on 30 January 1808 at age 49 at Rosel, Ayrshire, Scotland, unmarried.[3]

He was buried at Crawford Lodge, Fife, Scotland.

He died intestate and his estate was administered in June 1811.

On his death, the male line of the 17th Earl of Crawford became extinct, and his titles passed to the male heirs of the 9th Earl of Crawford, under the re-grant of 1642.

Military offices
Preceded by
Sir William Erskine
Colonel of the Fife Light Horse
1798–1803
Succeeded by
Colonel Morison of Naughton
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
George Lindsay-Crawford, 21st Earl of Crawford
Earl of Crawford
1752–1825
Succeeded by
Alexander Lindsay, 23rd Earl of Crawford

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume III, page 523.
  2. ^ http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/A2A/records.aspx?cat=182-goodwood_2-1&cid=-1&Gsm=2008-06-18#-1
  3. ^ thepeerage.com