George Brudenell, 3rd Earl of Cardigan

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George, 3rd earl of Cardigan (attributed to Enoch Seeman)

George Brudenell, 3rd Earl of Cardigan (29 September 1685 – 5 July 1732), styled Lord Brudenell between 1698 and 1703, was a British peer.

Brudenell was the son of Francis Brudenell, Lord Brudenell, by Lady Francis Savile, daughter of Thomas Savile, 1st Earl of Sussex. He succeeded his grandfather in the earldom in 1703. In 1708 he renounced his Roman Catholic faith. In 1712 he was appointed Master of the Buckhounds, a post he held until 1715.[1]

Lord Cardigan married Lady Elizabeth Bruce, daughter of Thomas Bruce, 2nd Earl of Ailesbury and 3rd Earl of Elgin, in 1703. They had several children, including George, the 4th Earl, who was created Duke of Montagu in 1766, James Brudenell, 5th Earl of Cardigan, the Honourable Robert Brudenell and Thomas Brudenell-Bruce, who succeeded to the Bruce estates and was created Earl of Ailesbury in 1776. Lord Cardigan died in July 1732 and was succeeded by his eldest son, George. The Countess of Cardigan died in December 1745, aged 56.[1]


Political offices
Preceded by
Sir William Wyndham, Bt
Master of the Buckhounds
Title next held by
Francis Negus
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Robert Brudenell
Earl of Cardigan
Succeeded by
George Brudenell, later Montagu