George Beauclerk

George Beauclerk (1730 - 1786)

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George "3rd Duke of St Albans" Beauclerk
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George Beauclerk was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.
George Beauclerk was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.
Preceded by
Charles Beauclerk, 2nd Duke of St Albans
Duke of St Albans
1751-1786
Succeeded by
George Beauclerk, 4th Duke of St Albans

Biography

George Beauclerk was born on 25 June 1730, the only son, or only surviving son of Charles Beauclerk, 2nd Duke of St Albans, and his wife Lucy Werden. He held the courtesy title of Earl of Burford from birth, until he succeeded his father as 3rd Duke of St Albans, Earl of Burford and Baron Heddington on 27 July 1751.

He had been educated at Eton 1742-48, and also succeeded his father in the positions of Hereditary Grand Falconer of England, Hereditary Register of the Court of Chancery and High Steward of Windsor. He was appointed a Lord of the Bedchamber in August 1751, and Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire November 1751-1760 and July 1771-1786.

He was in 'constant financial difficulties and twice had to leave England to avoid his creditors' and died in the Rue Royale, Bruxelles (Brussels) on 1 February 1786, and was buried 11 March 1786 in Westminster Abbey. His will dated 13 September 1785 was proven on 10 May 1786.

He was the only son of Charles and Lucy and was buried 11 March 1786 in the Duke of Ormond's vault in Henry VII's chapel. His name is inscribed on the stone over that vault. He married Jane Roberts but had no legitimate children.

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