George Waldegrave, 4th Earl Waldegrave

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The Earl Waldegrave

George Waldegrave, 4th Earl Waldegrave, Viscount Chewton, PC, ADC (23 November 1751 – 22 October 1789) was a British statesman.

The eldest son of the 3rd Earl of Waldegrave, he was educated at Eton and was commissioned into the 3rd Foot Guards in 1768. He purchased a Lieutenantcy in 1773. In 1778 he transferred to the Coldstream Guards as a Captain-Lieutenant and was soon a Lieutenant-Colonel. In 1779 he was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant of the new 87th Regiment of Foot. He inherited his father's titles in 1784.

On 5 May 1782, Waldegrave married his first cousin, Lady Elizabeth Waldegrave and they had five children.



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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Alexander Forrester
George Hay
Member of Parliament for Newcastle-under-Lyme
With: George Hay 1774–1779
Viscount Trentham 1779–1780
Succeeded by
Viscount Trentham
Sir Archibald Macdonald
Military offices
New regiment Colonel of the 87th Regiment of Foot
1779 – 1783
Preceded by
Alexander Leslie
Colonel of the 63rd (West Suffolk) Regiment of Foot
1788 – 1789
Succeeded by
The Earl of Crawford
Preceded by
John Douglas
Colonel of the 14th (Bedfordshire) Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
George Hotham
Political offices
Preceded by
Viscount Hinchingbrooke
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
Succeeded by
Lord Herbert
Preceded by
The Earl of Waldegrave
Master of the Horse to Queen Charlotte
Title next held by
The Earl Harcourt
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Waldegrave
Earl Waldegrave
Succeeded by
George Waldegrave