Stanhope, George Philip Cecil Arthur, 7th Earl of Chesterfield (1831 -1871)

Probably the stamp of George Philip Cecil Arthur Stanhope, only son of George, 6th Earl of Chesterfield, and Anne Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Cecil, 1st Lord Forrester. He was styled Viscount Stanhope during his father's lifetime. He was educated at Eton. He entered the Royal Horse Guards (the Blues) as a Cornet in 1849, was promoted to Lieutenant in 1853 and retired in 1855. He contested Derbyshire unsuccessfully in April 1857, and sat as Member of Parliament for South Nottinghamshire from December 1860 to 1866 when he succeeded to the earldom. He became a Lieutenant in the South Nottinghamshire Yeoman Cavalry in 1863. When staying with the Prince of Wales at Londesborough Lodge near Scarborough, the Prince and the Earl both caught typhoid fever. After a dangerous illness the Prince recovered, but the Earl died at Bretby Hall. He was unmarried, and was succeeded in the earldom by his relative, George Philip Stanhope

Seat / Residence(s): Bretby Hall, Derbyshire
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Stanhope, George Philip Cecil Arthur, 7th Earl of Chesterfield (1831 - 1871) (Stamp 1) Motto: A Deo et rege
Arms: Quarterly ermine and gules
Coronet: Viscount
Heraldic Charges: quarterly