Cholmondeley, George, 3rd Earl Cholmondeley (1703 -1770)

George Cholmondeley was the second, but eldest surviving, son of George, 2nd Earl Cholmondeley, and Elizabeth, daughter of Heer van Baron Ruytenburgh, of Ghent. He was Member of Parliament for East Looe 1724 1727 and for Windsor 1727 1733, and Governor of Chester Castle 1725 1770. In 1725 he was made a Knight of the Bath, Master of the Robes in 1726 1727, Lord of the Admiralty in 1727 1729, and Master of the Horse to the Prince of Wales in 1728 1735. He succeeded his father in 1733. Subsequently he held a number of court appointments including Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in 1736 1743 and Lord Privy Seal in 1743. He was also a Lieutenant General in the Army. He married, 14 September 1723, Mary daughter of Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford. Books from the libraries of the Marquess and Marchioness of Cholmondeley were sold at Sotheby's 18 December 1929, 19 March 1930, 30 July, 26 October and 20 December 1948, at Hodgson's 17 February 1949, and at Sotheby's 6 December 1955 (from the library of Sir Robert Walpole), 6 November 1962 and 17 November 1964.

Seat / Residence(s): Houghton Hall, Norfolk, Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire
Library Auction Details: Sotheby's, Hodgson's, Sotheby's (18 December 1929), (19 March 1930), (30 July, 26 October and 20 December 1948), (17 February 1949), (6 December 1955), (6 November 1962), (17 November 1964)
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Cholmondeley, George, 3rd Earl Cholmondeley (1703 - 1770) (Stamp 1) Arms: Two close helmets in base a garb
Coronet: Earl
Heraldic Charges: garb, Heraldic Charges: helmets (2)