George Cholmondeley, Viscount Malpas

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George Cholmondeley, Viscount Malpas (17 October 1724 – 15 March 1764) was a British soldier and Member of Parliament.

Cholmondeley was the eldest son of George Cholmondeley, 3rd Earl of Cholmondeley, and Lady Mary Walpole, daughter of Prime Minister Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford. He gained the courtesy title of Viscount Malpas when his father succeeded as third Earl of Cholmondeley in 1733. He fought in the Battle of Fontenoy in 1745 and later achieved the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the 65th Regiment of Foot.[1]

In 1754 he was elected to the House of Commons for Bramber, a seat he held until 1761, and then to represent Corfe Castle between 1761 and 1764.

He was given the colonelcy for life of the 65th Foot in 1760.

Lord Malpas died March 1764, aged 39, predeceasing his father. He had married Hester Edwardes, daughter of Sir Francis Edwardes, 3rd Baronet, in 1747. His son George succeeded his grandfather as 4th Earl of Cholmondeley in 1770 and was created Marquess of Cholmondeley in 1815. Lady Malpas died in 1794.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CHOLMONDELEY, George, Visct. Malpas (1724-1764).". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
The Lord Milton
Henry Pelham
Member of Parliament for Bramber
with Nathaniel Newnham

1754–1761
Succeeded by
Andrew Archer
William Fitzherbert
Preceded by
John Bond
Henry Bankes
Member of Parliament for Corfe Castle
with Henry Bankes 1761–1762
John Campbell 1762–1764

1761–1764
Succeeded by
John Campbell
John Bond
Military offices
Preceded by
Robert Armiger
Colonel of the 65th Regiment of Foot
1760–1764
Succeeded by
Edward Urmston