George Nevill, 1st Earl of Abergavenny

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The Earl of Abergavenny
Spouse(s) Henrietta Pelham
Issue
Henry Nevill, 2nd Earl of Abergavenny
Lady Henrietta Nevill
Rev. Hon. George Henry Nevill
Noble family House of Neville
Father William Nevill, 16th Baron Bergavenny
Mother Katharine Tatton
Born 24 June 1727
Died 9 September 1785 (1785-09-10) (aged 58)

George Nevill, 1st Earl of Abergavenny (24 June 1727 – 9 September 1785) was an English Peer.

Baptised at St. Margaret's Church in Westminster, England, on 14 July 1727, he was the oldest son of William Nevill, 16th Baron Bergavenny, and Katharine Tatton and the godson of King George II.[1]

Henrietta Pelham married Richard Temple M.P. (c. 1726–1749) in 1748, but he died of small-pox. Four years later she married the Baron Bergavenny. (William Hoare of Bath)

On 5 February 1753, he married Henrietta Pelham, daughter of Thomas Pelham (d. 1737). Henrietta Pelham was the widow of Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham. Their first son, Henry Nevill (1755–1843) was born two years later. He was followed by a sister, Lady Henrietta Nevill (24 May 1756 – 2 April 1833), the following year. In 1760, their son George Henry Nevill was born (6 December 1760 – 7 August 1844).

On 17 May 1784, Lord Bergavenny was created Earl of Abergavenny and Viscount Nevill. He died the next year and was succeeded by his son, Henry who had issue.

George also had grandchildren through the marriage of his daughter, Lady Henrietta, to Sir John Berney, 7th Baronet, and that of his son, the Reverend Hon. George Henry Nevill, who was married in 1787 to Caroline Walpole, daughter of the Hon. Richard Walpole, whose uncle was Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, Prime Minister of Great Britain.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Collins, Arthur (1779). "The Peerage of England". W. Strahan, J. F and C. Rivington. p. 300. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Debrett, John (1814). "The Peerage of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. 9. Ed". G. Woodfall. p. 328. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Ashburnham
Lord Lieutenant of Sussex
1757–1761
Succeeded by
The Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Peerage of Great Britain
New creation Earl of Abergavenny
1784–1785
Succeeded by
Henry Nevill
Peerage of England
Preceded by
William Nevill
Baron Bergavenny
1744–1785
Succeeded by
Henry Nevill