Peregrine Bertie, 2nd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven

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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:

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Political offices
Preceded by
The Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven
Lord Great Chamberlain
1723–1742
Succeeded by
The Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Albemarle Bertie
George Whichcot
Member of Parliament for Lincolnshire
1708–1715
With: George Whichcot 1708–1710
Lewis Dymoke 1710–1713
Sir Willoughby Hickman 1713–1715
Succeeded by
Sir Willoughby Hickman
Sir John Brownlow
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Lord Edward Russell
Custos Rotulorum of Caernarvonshire
1714–1739
Succeeded by
Sir William Yonge, Bt
Preceded by
The Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven
Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire
1724–1742
Succeeded by
The Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven
Legal offices
Preceded by
The Viscount Lymington
Justice in Eyre
north of the Trent

1734–1742
Succeeded by
The Earl of Cardigan
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Robert Bertie
Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven
1723–1742
Succeeded by
Peregrine Bertie
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Robert Bertie
Baron Willoughby de Eresby
(writ in acceleration)

1715–1742
Succeeded by
Peregrine Bertie