George Beauclerk, 3rd Duke of St Albans

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The Duke of St Albans
Duke of St Albans
In office
1751–1786
Preceded byCharles Beauclerk
Succeeded byGeorge Beauclerk
Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire
In office
1751–1761
Preceded byThe Duke of St Albans
Succeeded byThe Lord Vere
Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire
In office
1771–1786
Preceded byThe Lord Vere
Succeeded byThe Lord Craven
Personal details
Born25 June 1730
Died1 February 1786(1786-02-01) (aged 55)
Brussels
Spouse(s)
(m. 1752; died 1778)
MotherLucy Werden
FatherCharles Beauclerk, 2nd Duke of St Albans

George Beauclerk, 3rd Duke of St Albans (25 June 1730 – 1 February 1786), styled Earl of Burford until 1751, was a British peer.

Early life[edit]

He was the son of Charles Beauclerk, 2nd Duke of St Albans, and his wife, Lucy Werden. His paternal grandfather, Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, was an illegitimate son of King Charles II of England by his mistress Nell Gwynne.

Marriage[edit]

Jane Beauclerk, Duchess of St Albans (in 1768) by Nathaniel Hone the Elder (1718-1784)

On 23 December 1752[1] at St George's, Hanover Square, in London, Beauclerk married Jane Roberts (d. 16 Dec 1778[2]), daughter and heiress of Sir Walter Roberts, 6th Baronet of Glassenbury (1691–1745), and his wife, Elizabeth Slaughter (only daughter and heiress of William Slaughter, of Rochester, county Kent).[1] Jane Roberts died on 16 December 1778 without issue. On Beauclerk's death in 1786, his titles passed to his second cousin[1] George Beauclerk.

He was High Steward of Windsor in 1751, a Lord of the Bedchamber in the same year, and Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire from 1751 to 1760 and again from 1771 to 1786.[1] He died in Brussels.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "St Albans, Duke of (E, 1683/4)". cracroftspeerage.co.uk. Archived from the original on 3 June 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Sir Walter Roberts, 6th Bt". The Peerage. 18 August 2003.
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Duke of St Albans
Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire
1751–1761
Succeeded by
The Lord Vere
Preceded by
The Lord Vere
Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire
1771–1786
Succeeded by
The Lord Craven
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Charles Beauclerk
Duke of St Albans
1751–1786
Succeeded by
George Beauclerk