George King, 3rd Earl of Kingston

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George King, 3rd Earl of Kingston (9 April 1771 – 18 October 1839), styled Viscount Kingsborough from 1797 to 1799, was an Irish nobleman.

On 5 May 1794, he married Lady Helena, the daughter of Stephen Moore, 1st Earl Mount Cashell. They had six children:[1][2]

George King's sister Margaret King married his wife's brother Stephen Moore, 2nd Earl Mount Cashell.

He was returned as a Member of the Irish House of Commons for County Roscommon in 1798, vacating the seat in the following year when he succeeded his father as Earl of Kingston. He subsequently briefly entered the Irish House of Lords. He was created Baron Kingston in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1821, thus giving him and his descendants an automatic seat in the British House of Lords.[1]

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Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Sir Edward Crofton
Arthur French
Member of Parliament for Roscommon County
1798–1799
With: Arthur French
Succeeded by
Arthur French
Thomas Mahon
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Robert King
Earl of Kingston
1799–1839
Succeeded by
Robert King
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Kingston
1821–1839
Succeeded by
Robert King