George Rawdon-Hastings, 2nd Marquess of Hastings

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Portrait of George Rawdon-Hastings, 2nd Marquess of Hastings by Josef Kriehuber (1843)

George Augustus Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 2nd Marquess of Hastings (4 February 1808 – 13 January 1844), styled Lord Rawdon from birth until 1817 and Earl of Rawdon from 1817 to 1826, was a British peer and courtier.

Background[edit]

Rawdon was born in 1808, the eldest son of Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 2nd Earl of Moira (later 1st Marquess of Hastings) and his wife, Flora Mure-Campbell, 6th Countess of Loudoun.[1]

Career[edit]

Donington Hall

Inheriting his father's titles in 1826 (and later his mother's in 1840), Lord Hastings was a Gentleman of the Bedchamber to King William IV from 1830 to 1831.

On his father's death he inherited a heavily mortgaged Donington Hall in Leicestershire. His chief passion was foxhunting and he kept his own pack of hounds at the hall in purpose-built kennels. [2]

He died an early death in 1844 at the age of 35 and was succeeded by his 12 year old eldest son, Paulyn, who himself died in Ireland only six years later. Paulyn was succeeded in turn by his younger brother Lord Henry Weysford Charles Plantagenet Rawdon-Hastings, later 4th Marquess of Hastings and 9th Earl of Loudon.

Family[edit]

Lord Hastings married Barbara Yelverton, 20th Baroness Grey de Ruthyn on 1 August 1831.[1] They had six children:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c thepeerage.com George Augustus Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 2nd Marquess of Hastings
  2. ^ "The Gothic taste:Humphry Repton and the development of Donington Park" (PDF). University of Leicester. Retrieved 23 January 2018.

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Court offices
Preceded by
New monarch
Lord of the Bedchamber
1830–1831
Succeeded by
The Marquess of Queensberry
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Francis Rawdon-Hastings
Marquess of Hastings
1826–1844
Succeeded by
Paulyn Rawdon-Hastings
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Francis Rawdon-Hastings
Earl of Moira
1826–1844
Succeeded by
Paulyn Rawdon-Hastings
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Flora Mure-Campbell
Earl of Loudoun
1840–1844
Succeeded by
Paulyn Rawdon-Hastings