William Cholmondeley, 3rd Marquess of Cholmondeley

William Cholmondeley, 3rd Marquess Of Cholmondeley

William Cholmondeley, 3rd Marquess of Cholmondeley

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William Henry Hugh Cholmondeley, 3rd Marquess of Cholmondeley (; 31 March 1800 – 16 December 1884), styled Earl of Rocksavage from birth until 1870, was a British peer and Conservative Member of Parliament.

Background

Cholmondeley was a direct descendant of Sir Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister of Great Britain. He was the younger son of George James Cholmondeley, who had been created the first Marquess of Cholmondeley in 1815. His mother was the former Lady Georgiana Charlotte Bertie, second daughter and co-heir of Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven.

Cholmondeley's elder brother, George, succeeded to his father's title in 1827; and he became the 2nd Marquess of Cholmondeley. However, when he died without issue in 1870, the title passed to his younger brother. Cholmondeley was educated at Eton. In 1818, he matriculated from Christ Church, Oxford.

Career

In 1822, Cholmondeley was elected to the House of Commons for Castle Rising, a seat he held until 1832, when the constituency was abolished by the Great Reform Act. He remained out of Parliament for the next twenty years. In 1852, Cholmondeley was again...
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