Lord George Lennox

General Lord George Henry Lennox (November 29, 1737 – March 25, 1805) was the second son of Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond, and was thus descended from King Charles II of England. He was a brother of the famous Lennox sisters.

Lord George Lennox married Lady Louisa Kerr in 1759, and they had four children:
* Maria Louisa Lennox (d. July 1843)
* Emily Charlotte Lennox (d. 19 October 1832), married Adm. Hon. Sir George Cranfield Berkeley and had issue
* Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond (1764–1819)
* Lady Georgina Lennox (6 December 1765 – 20 January 1841), married Henry Bathurst, 3rd Earl Bathurst

Military career

From 1758 to 1762 George Lennox was the Colonel of the 33rd Regiment of Foot. In 1757 a second battalion (2nd/33rd) of the 33rd Regiment had been raised. In 1758 this battalion became an independent regiment, the 72nd Regiment of Foot. At that time his elder brother Charles Lennox had been the Colonel of the 33rd and was then appointed Colonel of the new regiment. George Lennox took command of the 33rd Regiment (1st/33rd). [History of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment (page 41), Brereton / Savoury, ISBN 0952155206 At the beginning of May 1758 the 33rd Regiment was stationed in Blandford, Dorset and was then moved to the Isle of Wight to take part in an attack on the French coast at St Malo on 5 May in the Seven Year's War. On 1 August both Brothers Regiments (33rd & 72nd) were involved in a highly successful raid on Cherbourg, which resulted in the destruction of 30 French ships, and the capture of 200 guns and rockets, plus a number of French Regimental Colours and a large quantity of booty. After this raid the George Lennox and the 33rd Regiment remained inactive, garrisoned on the Isle of Wight on Internal security duties.

On December 29, 1762, he was appointed colonel of the King's Own Scottish Borderers, whom he commanded until his death. On February 16, 1784, he was appointed Constable of the Tower of London.

Private life

Despite the Hanoverian side taken by his father, George made an arranged marriage for his own son Charles with the heiress of Clan Gordon, a notable Jacobite family.


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1= 1. Lord George Lennox
2= 2. Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond
3= 3. Sarah Cadogan
4= 4. Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond
5= 5. Anne Brudenell
6= 6. William Cadogan, 1st Earl Cadogan
7= 7. Margaret Cecilia Munter
8= 8. Charles II of England
9= 9. Louise Renée de Penancoët de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth
10= 10. Francis Brudenell, Lord Brudenell
11= 11. Frances Savile
12= 12. Henry Cadogan
13= 13. Bridget Waller
14= 14. Jan Munter
15= 15. Margaretha Trip
16= 16. Charles I of England
17= 17. Henrietta Maria of France
18= 18. Guillaume de Penancoët, Seigneur de Kérouaille
19= 19. Marie de Ploeuc de Timeur
20= 20. Robert Brudenell, 2nd Earl of Cardigan
21= 21. Anne Savage
22= 22. Thomas Savile, 1st Earl of Sussex
23= 23. Anne Villiers
24= 24. William Cadogan
25= 25. Elizabeth Roberts
26= 26. Hardress Waller
27= 27. Mary (Elizabeth) Dowdall
28= 28. Joan Munter
29= 29. Margaretha Geelvinck
30= 30. Hendrick Trip
31= 31. Cecilia Godin


External links

* [http://www.thepeerage.com/p10236.htm#i102359 thePeerage.com]

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