George Sackville-West, 5th Earl De La Warr

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The Right Honourable
The Earl De La Warr
Lord Chamberlain
In office
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel, Bt
Preceded by The Earl of Uxbridge
Succeeded by The Earl Spencer
In office
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister The Earl of Derby
Preceded by The Marquess of Breadalbane
Succeeded by The Viscount Sydney
Personal details
Born 26 October 1791 (1791-10-26)
Died 23 February 1869 (1869-02-24) (aged 77)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Lady Elizabeth Sackville
Children 10 (See below)
Parents John West, 4th Earl De La Warr
Catherina Lyell
Alma mater Brasenose College, Oxford

George John Sackville-West, 5th Earl de la Warr, PC (26 October 1791 – 23 February 1869), styled Viscount Cantelupe until 1795, was a British courtier and Tory politician.


Sackville-West was the son of John West, 4th Earl De La Warr and Catherina Lyell, daughter of Henry Lyell, a naturalized British subject (born Henrik Leijel of the Swedish noble family Leijel, nr. 1531). He succeeded his father in the earldom in 1795 at the age of three.

Political career[edit]

Lord De La Warr served as Lord Chamberlain of the Household under Sir Robert Peel between 1841 and 1846 and under Lord Derby between 1858 and 1859. He was sworn of the Privy Council in 1841.[1]


Lord De La Warr married Lady Elizabeth Sackville, daughter of John Sackville, 3rd Duke of Dorset, on 21 June 1813. They had ten children, nine of whom lived into maturity:


  1. ^ "No. 20019". The London Gazette. 17 September 1841. p. 2315. 

"The Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire as at Present Existing,..." by Edmund Lodge, 1892, p. 179

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Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Uxbridge
Lord Chamberlain
Succeeded by
The Earl Spencer
Preceded by
The Marquess of Breadalbane
Lord Chamberlain
Succeeded by
The Viscount Sydney
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Richard West
Earl De La Warr
Succeeded by
Charles Richard Sackville-West