He married Lady Sarah Albinia Louisa Hobart, daughter of the Earl of Buckinghamshire in 1814. They had three children, though only one,George, survived to adulthood.
He died at Putney Heath, London in January 1859 and is buried, along with his wife, in the memorial chapel at All Saints' Church, Nocton.
He was educated at Harrow and later St John's College, Cambridge.
He entered politics, becoming President of the Board of Trade in 1818, he was Chancellor of the Exchequer 1823-1827 and was then raised to the peerage, becoming The Leader of the House in the House of Lords as well as Secretary of State for War and the Colonies.
He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom between 1827 and January 1828, resigning after 144 days in office.
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