LENNOX, Lord John George (1793-1873).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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22 Nov. 1819 - 1831
1831 - 1832
1832 - 1841

Family and Education

b. 3 Oct. 1793, 2nd s. of Charles Lennox*, 4th Duke of Richmond, and bro. of Charles Lennox, Earl of March*. educ. Westminster until 1811. m. 29 June 1818, Louisa Frederica, da. of Hon. John Rodney*, 5s. 3da. Took additional surname of Gordon before Lennox 9 Aug. 1836.

Offices Held

Cornet, 13 Drag. 1811, 9 Drag. 1812; lt. 9 Drag. 1813; capt. 3 garrison batt. 1815, 9 Drag. 1816; maj. 1817, lt.-colt 1823 (half-pay); lt.-col. 6 Drag. 1830; ret. 1832.


Lennox needed no persuasion from his father to go into the army. ‘The beau ideal of a light dragoon, devoted to his regiment’, he served in the Peninsula and was aide-de-camp to Wellington at Waterloo.1 On his father’s death in 1819, he came in for Chichester on the family interest in the place of his elder brother. Their father had anticipated this step in 1812, on the assumption that March would come in for the county before he died.2 During the ensuing session he gave, if anything, a silent support to administration. He died 10 Nov. 1873.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: R. G. Thorne


  • 1. NLI, Richmond mss 61/326; [Lord William Pitt Lennox], Mem. of 5th Duke of Richmond (1862), 52.
  • 2. Richmond mss 69/1258.