George Montagu, 4th Duke of Manchester

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George Montagu, 4th Duke of Manchester PC (6 April 1737 – 2 September 1788) was a British politician and diplomat. He was the son of Robert Montagu, 3rd Duke of Manchester.

Manchester was Member of Parliament for Huntingdonshire from 1761 to 1762, when he inherited his father's title. He was a supporter of Lord Rockingham, and an active opponent in the House of Lords of Lord North's American policy. In the Rockingham ministry of 1782 Manchester became Lord Chamberlain,[1] and in the same year he was appointed a Privy Councillor.[2] Manchester signed the Peace of Paris (1783) for Great Britain to end the American Revolutionary War.

Manchester married Elizabeth Dashwood, daughter of Sir James Dashwood, 2nd Baronet, on 22 October 1762. They had several children, including:

Styles of address[edit]

  • 1737–1739: Mister George Montagu
  • 1739–1761: Viscount Mandeville
  • 1761–1762: Viscount Mandeville MP
  • 1762–1782: His Grace The Duke of Manchester
  • 1782–1788: His Grace The Duke of Manchester PC

References[edit]

  1. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainMcNeill, Ronald John (1911). "Manchester, Earls and Dukes of" . In Chisholm, Hugh (ed.). Encyclopædia Britannica. 17 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 543–544.
  2. ^ "No. 12286". The London Gazette. 9 April 1782. p. 1.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Coulson Fellowes
The Lord Carysfort
Member of Parliament for Huntingdonshire
1761–1762
With: The Lord Carysfort
Succeeded by
The Lord Carysfort
Lord Charles Montagu
Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Hertford
Lord Chamberlain
1782–1783
Succeeded by
The Earl of Hertford
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Alleyne FitzHerbert
Ambassador to France
1783
Succeeded by
The Duke of Dorset
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Duke of Manchester
Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire
1762–1788
Succeeded by
The Duke of Montagu
Masonic offices
Preceded by
The Lord Petre
Grand Master of the
Premier Grand Lodge of England

1777–1782
Succeeded by
Prince Henry, Duke of
Cumberland and Strathearn
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Robert Montagu
Duke of Manchester
1762–1788
Succeeded by
William Montagu