Lord John Lennox

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Lieutenant-Colonel Lord John George Lennox (3 October 1793 – 10 November 1873), was a British soldier and Whig politician.

Lennox was the second son of Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond, and the former Lady Charlotte Gordon. Lennox joined the Army in 1811 and was an ADC to the Duke of Wellington from 1813, at Waterloo and up to 1818. He was returned to Parliament for Chichester in 1819 (succeeding his father), a seat he held until 1831. He then represented Sussex between 1831 and 1832 and Sussex West between 1832 and 1841.[1]

He was Lord of the Bedchamber to Prince Albert from 1840 until Albert's death in 1861. [2]

Lennox married Louisa Fredericka, daughter of the Hon. John Rodney, in 1818. They had several children, including Major-General Augustus Lennox and General Sir Wilbraham Lennox. She died in January 1865. Lennox survived her by eight years and died in November 1873, aged 80.


  1. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 472. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  2. ^ "LENNOX, Lord John George (1793-1873), of 79 South Audley Street, Mdx". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 23 November 2017. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
The Earl of March
William Huskisson
Member of Parliament for Chichester
With: William Huskisson 1819–1823
William Stephen Poyntz 1823–1830
John Smith 1830–1831
Succeeded by
Lord Arthur Lennox
John Abel Smith
Preceded by
Walter Burrell
Herbert Barrett Curteis
Member of Parliament for Sussex
With: Herbert Barrett Curteis
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Sussex West
With: The Earl of Surrey
Succeeded by
The Earl of March
Charles Wyndham