John Pitt (soldier)
John Pitt (1698–1754) was a British politician, soldier and colonial administrator. Pitt was the youngest son of Governor Thomas "Diamond" Pitt who made a fortune while in India and returned to Britain to found a political dynasty. John attended Eton College, and went into the army. He rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and served as an aide-de-camp to George I.
John was the brother-in-law of James Stanhope, 1st Earl Stanhope, the effective Prime Minister between 1717 and 1721, and the uncle of William Pitt. He was married to Mary Belasyse, the daughter of the Viscount Fauconberg.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "O" [self-published source][better source needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Douglas p.24
- Black, Jeremy. Pitt the Elder. Cambridge University Press, 1992.
- Brown, Peter Douglas. William Pitt, Earl of Chatham: The Great Commoner. George Allen & Unwin, 1978.
|Parliament of Great Britain|
|Member of Parliament for Hindon
With: George Wade
Henry Ludlow Coker
George Morton Pitt
|Member of Parliament for Old Sarum
With: Thomas Pitt 1724–1726
George Pitt 1726–1727
Thomas Pitt of Boconnoc
The Earl of Londonderry
The Earl of Drogheda
|Member of Parliament for Camelford
With: Thomas Hales
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