Peregrine Bertie, 2nd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven
Peregrine Bertie, 2nd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven PC (29 April 1686 – 1 January 1742), styled The Honourable Peregrine Bertie between 1686 and 1704, Lord Willoughby de Eresby between 1704 and 1715 and Marquess of Lindsey between 1715 and 1723, was a British nobleman and statesman.
He was the eldest surviving son of Robert Bertie, Lord Willoughby de Eresby (subsequently 4th Earl of Lindsey) and matriculated at Oxford in the late 17th century, graduating from the university in 1702.
In 1708, he entered Parliament as the MP for Lincolnshire, and was invested a Privy Counsellor that same year. He would serve in the House of Commons until 1715, when he was summoned to the House of Lords by a writ of acceleration in his father's Barony of Willoughby de Eresby.
He was a Gentleman of the Bedchamber to George I from 1719 to 1727. While serving as such, Lord Willougby de Eresby inherited in 1723 on the death of his father the rest of his father's titles and the hereditary Great Office of Lord Great Chamberlain. He also inherited the family's Lincolnshire seats at Grimsthorpe Castle and Eresby and was made Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire in his late father's place.
He was appointed receiver of the Duchy of Lancaster rents in Lincolnshire from 1728 to death, and Lord Warden and Chief Justice in Eyre north of the Trent from 1734 to his death. He had a seat on the Foundling Hospital's board of governors from the time of that charity's foundation in 1739. In 1742 he was made a Privy Counsellor.
In June 1711, he married Jane Brownlow (d. 25 August 1736), daughter of Sir John Brownlow, 3rd Baronet, by whom he had seven children:
- Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven (1714–1778)
- Lord Albemarle Bertie (d. 16 May 1765), blinded early in his youth, a gambler and sportsman depicted by Hogarth
- Brownlow Bertie, 5th Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven (1729–1809)
- Lady Mary Bertie (d. 23 May 1774), married on 21 February 1747 Samuel Greatheed
- Lady Albinia Bertie (d. 12 February 1754), married in 1744 Francis Beckford, no issue
- Lady Jane Bertie (d. 21 August 1793), married on 31 March 1743 General Edward Mathew and had issue
- Lady Caroline Bertie (d. 4 June 1744), married George Dewar
- "Bertie genealogy". Retrieved 2007-09-05.
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