Lord Robert Bertie

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Lord Robert Bertie
Born 14 November 1721
Died 10 March 1782 (1782-03-11) (aged 60)
Allegiance  Kingdom of Great Britain
Service/branch British Army
Rank General
Other work Member of Parliament

General Lord Robert Bertie (14 November 1721 – 10 March 1782) was a senior British Army officer and Member of Parliament.

Early life[edit]

He was the fifth son of Robert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster and the third son by the Duke's second wife Albinia Farrington and was educated at Eton College in 1728. In 1745 he inherited his mother's estate at Chislehurst. [1]

Military career[edit]

Bertie joined the Coldstream Guards as an ensign in 1737, and was promoted to lieutenant in 1741 and captain in 1744. He was granted brevet rank as colonel in 1752, major-general in 1758, lieutenant-general in 1760 and general in 1777.[1]

He was Regimental Colonel of the 7th Regiment of Foot from 1754 to 1776, and of the 2nd Troop of Horse Guards from 1776 to 1782. He was Governor of Cork from 1762 to 1768 and Governor of Duncannon from 1768 to 1782.[1]

Later career[edit]

Bertie was a Lord of the Bedchamber to the Prince of Wales, later King George III, from 1751 until his death. He sat in Parliament for Whitchurch from 1751 to 1754 and for Boston from 1754 to 1782.[1]

He died in 1782. In 1762 he had married Mary, widow of Robert Raymond, 2nd Baron Raymond and daughter of Montague Blundell, 1st Viscount Blundell; they had no children.


  1. ^ a b c d Paula Watson, BERTIE, Lord Robert (1721-82), of Chislehurst, Kent. in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754 (1970). Online version accessed 25 August 2012.


Military offices
Preceded by
John Mostyn
Colonel of the 7th Regiment of Foot (Royal Fuzileers)
Succeeded by
Richard Prescott