George Coventry, 6th Earl of Coventry
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He was elected to the House of Commons for Bridport in 1744 (succeeding his elder brother Viscount Deerhurst), a seat he held until 1747, and then represented Worcestershire from 1747 to 1751. The latter year he succeeded his father in the earldom and entered the House of Lords. He also served as Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire from 1751 to 1808 and was a Lord of the Bedchamber to George II from 1752 to 1760 and to George III from 1760 to 1770.
Lord Coventry married firstly Maria, daughter of Colonel John Gunning, in 1752. She died in 1760, having produced a son and 2 daughters. He married secondly the Hon. Barbara, daughter of John St John, 11th Baron St John of Bletso, in 1764, with whom he had a further 2 sons and a daughter. Lady Coventry died in 1804.
Lord Coventry survived his second wife by five years and died in September 1809, aged 87. He was succeeded in his titles by his son from his first marriage, George Coventry, 7th Earl of Coventry. His youngest son was Thomas William Coventry.
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Coventry
|Parliament of Great Britain|
| Member of Parliament for Bridport
With: George Richards 1744–1746
Thomas Grenville 1746–1747
James Grenville 1747
John Frederick Pinney
| Member of Parliament for Worcestershire
With: Edmund Pytts
John Bulkeley Coventry
The Earl of Coventry
| Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire
|Peerage of England|
| Earl of Coventry
George William Coventry