Lord Robert Bertie
|Born||14 November 1721|
|Died||10 March 1782(aged 60)|
|Allegiance||Kingdom of Great Britain|
|Other work||Member of Parliament|
Bertie was the fifth son of Robert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster and the third son by the Duke's second wife Albinia Farrington and was educated at Eton College in 1728. In 1745 he inherited his mother's estate at Chislehurst.
Bertie joined the Coldstream Guards as an ensign in 1737, and was promoted to lieutenant in 1741 and captain in 1744. He was granted brevet rank as colonel in 1752, major-general in 1758, lieutenant-general in 1760 and general in 1777.
He was Regimental Colonel of the 7th Regiment of Foot from 1754 to 1776, and of the 2nd Troop of Horse Guards from 1776 to 1782. Bertie also commanded a regiment of fuziliers which filled billets to Admiral John Byng's fleet in 1756, then short of men. Bertie later defended the admiral at Byng's court-martial. He was Governor of Cork from 1762 to 1768 and Governor of Duncannon from 1768 to 1782.
Bertie was a Lord of the Bedchamber to the Prince of Wales, later King George III, from 1751 until his death. He sat in Parliament for Whitchurch from 1751 to 1754 and for Boston from 1754 to 1782.
| Colonel of the 7th Regiment of Foot (Royal Fuzileers)
The Lord Cadogan
| Colonel of the 2nd Troop of Horse Guards
The Lord Amherst
|Parliament of Great Britain|
John Selwyn, junior
| Member of Parliament for Whitchurch
With: Charles Wallop
Lord Vere Bertie
| Member of Parliament for Boston
With: Charles Amcotts 1754-1761
John Michell 1761-1766
Charles Amcotts 1766-1777
Humphrey Sibthorp 1777-1782
Sir Peter Burrell