Lee, George Henry, 3rd Earl of Litchfield (1718 -1772)

George Henry Lee, 3rd Earl of Litchfield was born 21 May 1718, the eldest son of George Henry Lee, 2nd Earl of Litchfield, and Frances, daughter of Sir John Hales, Baronet. He was educated at St John's College, Oxford, where he matriculated in 1736, and was created M.A. in 1737. He sat as M.P. for the County of Oxford 1740 1743, when he succeeded his father. He was elected Chancellor of Oxford University in 1762, and was the first to offer the Chancellor's prizes to the University. This stamp was cut to be used on the Chancellor's Prize Books. He married Diana, daughter of Sir Thomas Frankland, Baronet. They had no children and when he died, on 19 September 1772, the title passed to his uncle, Robert Henry Lee, at whose death in 1776 it became extinct.

Seat / Residence(s): Ditchley House, Oxfordshire
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Lee, George Henry, 3rd Earl of Litchfield  (1718 - 1772) (Stamp 1) Title: Lee, George Henry, 3rd Earl of Litchfield (1718 - 1772) (Stamp 1)
Arms: A fess between three crescents
Motto: Fide et constantia
Supporters: Two lions ermine each collared with a plain collar charged with three crescents
Dimensions (height x width): 120mm x 110mm
Coronet: Earl
Heraldic Charges: crescents (3), Heraldic Charges: fess between