John Waldegrave, 3rd Earl Waldegrave


John Waldegrave was born on 28 Apr 1718, the youngest son of the 1st Earl Waldegrave. On 7 May 1751, he married Lady Elizabeth Leveson-Gower, a younger daughter of the 1st Earl Gower and they had four children.

1735 Ensign in 1st Regiment of Foot
1739 Captain
1743 Lieutenant-Colonel in 3rd Foot
1745 Wounded at Fontenoy
1747 MP for Oxford (until 1754)
1751 Colonel 9th Foot (26 Jan 1751 - 17 Mar 1755)
1754 MP for Newcastle -under-Lyme (until 1763)
1755 Colonel of 8th Dragoons (22 Jan 1755 - 22 Oct 1760)
1757 Promoted to Major-General
1758 Colonel of 5th Dragoon Guards (23 Oct 1758 - 26 Nov 1760)
1759 Fought at Minden
1759 Promoted to Lieutenant-General
1759 Colonel of 2nd Dragoon Guards (10 Sep 1759 - 14 Jul 1773)
1760 Fought at Warburg
1760 Groom of the Bedchamber (until 1763)
1760 Governor of Plymouth (until 1784)
1763 Became 3rd Earl Waldegrave
1770 Master of the Horse to Queen Charlotte
1772 Promoted to General
1773 Colonel of the Coldstream Guards (15 Jul 1773 - 22 Oct 1784)
1781 Lord Lieutenant of Essex
1784 Died on 22 Oct.


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by Stephen Luscombe