George Brodrick, 3rd Viscount Midleton
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George Brodrick, 3rd Viscount Midleton

George Brodrick, 3rd Viscount Midleton (3 October 1730 - 22 August 1765) was a British nobleman.

Origins

Brodrick was the first and only surviving son of Alan Brodrick, 2nd Viscount Midleton and Mary Capell, the second daughter of Algernon Capell, 2nd Earl of Essex. The Brodricks were an English family that had settled in Ireland in the mid-17th century. Brodrick's grandfather, the first Viscount, had risen to become Lord Chancellor of Ireland. King George stood sponsor at Brodrick's christening.[1]

Life and career

Peper Harow House

Brodrick was educated at Eton College between 1742 and 1745. He was a Whig and sat in the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Ashburton between 1754 and 1761, and for Shoreham between 1761 and 1765.[1]

In 1762 he commissioned Sir William Chambers to build a mansion on his estate at Peper Harow in Surrey. He died before it was complete and his son completed it once he came of age. The house is now a Grade I listed building.[2]

He died of an abscess in the spleen on 22 August 1765 and was buried six days later at Wandsworth.[1]

Family

Brodrick married on 1 May 1752 Albinia, the daughter of the Hon Thomas Townshend by Albinia (daughter of John Selwyn of Matson, Gloucestershire). They had six sons:

References

  1. ^ a b c G.E.Cokayne, The Complete Peerage, Volume VIII (1932), at page 703
  2. ^ "Name: Peper Harow Park List entry Number: 1435898". English heritage. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Burke's Peerage, Midleton of Midleton

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