BERTIE, Hon. Albemarle (?1668-1742), of Swinstead, Lincs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1705 - 1708
1708 - 1710
1734 - 1741

Family and Education

b. ?1668, 5th s. of Robert Bertie, M.P. Boston 1661-66, 3rd Earl of Lindsey, by Elizabeth, da. of Philip Wharton, 4th Baron Wharton; uncle of Lord Robert and Lord Vere Bertie. educ. Univ. Coll. Oxf. 3 July 1686, aged 17; M. Temple 1686. unm.

Offices Held

Fellow of All Souls’ 1694; auditor of duchy of Cornwall 1704-13.


When Albemarle Bertie, the 1st Duke of Ancaster’s brother, stood for the county in 1721, his Tory opponent, Sir William Massingberd wrote:

What the event will be a few days will make clear, but if men are as good as their words, the Duke and his brother must have a little patience and stay till the sky falls before they catch larks.1

Defeated for the county, he was returned as a Whig for Boston on the Ancaster interest in 1734, voting with the Administration on the Spanish convention in 1739. He died 23 Jan. 1742, all his estates eventually going to his great-nephew, Brownlow Bertie, 5th Duke of Ancaster.2

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Paula Watson


  • 1. Sir Wm. Massingberd to B. Massingberd, 1 Jan. 1721, Lincs. Archives Office, Massingberd Mundy deposit 2/10/10.
  • 2. PCC 42 Trewley.