Monday, 15 June 2009
Lord George Lennox
General Lord George Henry Lennox (1737 – 1805)
He was the son of Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond & 2nd Duke of Lennox and of Lady Sarah Cadogan, the daughter of William Cadogan, 1st Earl Cadogan. From his father he was a great-grandson of King Charles II.
The 2nd Duke of Richmond followed the Hanoverians serving as Lord of the Bedchamber to George II and as Master of the Horse and fought as a Lieutenant-General against Bonnie Prince Charlie at the Battle of Culloden, in 1746.
Lord George Lennox married Lady Louisa Kerr in 1759, the daughter of Sir William Henry Kerr, 4th Marquess of Lothian – aide-de-camp to the Duke of Cumberland, at the Battle of Culloden - and Lady Caroline Darcy.
Their son Charles Lennox (1764-1819) succeeded his uncle in 1806, as 4th Duke of Richmond and his grandson Charles Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond was to inherit the Gordon estates from his maternal uncle George Gordon, 5th Duke of Gordon.
George Lennox was the colonel of the 33rd Regiment of Foot till 1762, when he was appointed colonel of the King's Own Scottish Borderers and on 1784 he was appointed Constable of the Tower of London.
Arms: Lennox impaling Kerr