BERTIE, Lord Robert (1721-82), of Chislehurst, Kent.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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21 Nov. 1751 - 1754
1754 - 10 Mar. 1782

Family and Education

b. 14 Nov. 1721, 5th s. of Robert Bertie, M.P., 1st Duke of Ancaster, but 3rd by 2nd w.; bro. of Lord Vere Bertie. educ. Eton 1728. m. 5 Apr. 1762, Mary, da. and coh. of Montagu, 1st Visct. Blundell [I], wid. of Robert, 2nd Lord Raymond, s.p.

Offices Held

Ensign 2 Ft. Gds. 1737, lt. 1741, capt. 1744, col. 1752; a.-d.-c. to George II 1752; col. 7 Ft. 1754-76; maj.-gen. 1758; lt.-gen. 1760; col. 2 Horse Gds. 1776-d. ; gen. 1777.

Ld. of the bedchamber to George III as Prince of Wales and King 1751-82; gov. Cork 1762-8, Duncannon 1768-d.


Lord Robert Bertie inherited Chislehurst from his mother in 1745. He was returned as a Whig for Whitchurch in 1751 on the interest of his uncle John Selwyn. He died 10 Mar. 1782.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Paula Watson