George Finch-Hatton (MP for Rochester)

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George Finch-Hatton
Born (1747-06-30)30 June 1747
Died 17 February 1823(1823-02-17) (aged 75)
Residence Eastwell Park
Nationality British
Education Westminster School
Christ's College, Cambridge
Occupation Politician
Spouse(s) Lady Elizabeth Murray
Parent(s) Edward Finch-Hatton

George Finch-Hatton (30 June 1747 – 17 February 1823) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1772 to 1784.

Early life[edit]

Finch-Hatton was the son of Hon. Edward Finch-Hatton and was born on 30 June 1747.[1] He was educated at Westminster School and at Christ's College, Cambridge, being awarded MA in 1768. He assumed the additional surname of Hatton (his paternal grandmother's name) together with his father in 1764.[2]

Kirby Hall

He succeeded his Uncle Daniel to Eastwell Park in 1769 and his father to Kirby Hall, near Gretton in Northamptonshire in 1771. He rebuilt the house at Eastwell between 1793 and 1800 to designs by Joseph Bonomi.


Finch-Hatton was elected Member of Parliament for Rochester at a by-election in 1772. He was re-elected to Rochester in contests in 1774 and 1780 but was defeated in at the 1784 general election.[1]

Finch-Hatton was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1776.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Finch-Hatton married Lady Elizabeth Murray (1760–1825), the daughter of David Murray, 2nd Earl of Mansfield (1727–1796), in 1785. They resided at Eastwell Park, Kent. He also had estates at Kirby, Northamptonshire.[2]

Finch-Hatton died in February 1823 at the age of 75. His wife died in June 1825, aged 65. Their son George succeeded in the earldoms of Winchilsea and Nottingham in 1826.


  1. ^ a b "FINCH HATTON, George (1747-1823), of Eastwell Park, nr. Ashford, Kent". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 28 October 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Finch-Hatton, George (FNC764G)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ "Fellows details". Royal Society. Retrieved 23 January 2017. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Calcraft
Thomas Pye
Member of Parliament for Rochester
With: Thomas Pye
Robert Gregory
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Middleton, Bt
Nathaniel Smith