William Capell, 3rd Earl of Essex
William Capell, 3rd Earl of Essex, KG, PC (11 January 1697 – 8 January 1743) was an English courtier and diplomat.He was the son of the 2nd Earl of Essex.Capell was one of the founding governors...
Paul Methuen (diplomat)
Sir Paul Methuen PC, KB (c. 1672 – 11 April 1757) was an English diplomat and politician. He was born in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, the son of John Methuen and his wife Mary Cheevers; his par...
Francis North, 2nd Baron Guilford
Francis North, 2nd Baron Guilford PC (14 December 1673 – 17 October 1729) was a British peer and member of the House of Lords.
In 1685, he succeeded his father as Baron Guilford. From 1703 to 1705...
Robert Sutton, 2nd Baron Lexinton
Robert Sutton, 2nd Baron Lexington PC (6 January 1662 – 19 September 1723) was an English diplomat.
He was the son of Robert Sutton, 1st Baron Lexington and his third wife Mary St. Leger.On 14 Sep...
John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester
John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester, PC (14 February 1680 – 27 September 1737) was a Privy Councillor during the Georgian era.He was born and died at his family home of Penshurst Place in Kent and is b...
George Edgcumbe, 1st Earl of Mount Edgcumbe
George Edgcumbe, 1st Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, PC (3 March 1720 – 4 February 1795) was a British peer, naval officer and politician.
Edgcumbe was the second surviving son of Richard Edgcumbe, 1st Ba...
Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of Sunderland
Sir Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of Sunderland KG PC (23 April 1675 – 19 April 1722), known as Lord Spencer from 1688 to 1702, was an English statesman from the Spencer family. He served as Lord Li...
David Murray, 2nd Earl of Mansfield
David Murray, 2nd Earl of Mansfield KT, PC (9 October 1727 – 1 September 1796), known as The Viscount Stormont from 1748 to 1793, was a British politician. He succeeded to both the Mansfield and Stor...
George Keppel, 3rd Earl of Albemarle
General George Keppel, 3rd Earl of Albemarle KG PC (London, 8 April 1724 – 13 October 1772), styled Viscount Bury until 1754, was a British soldier and nobleman. He is best known for his capture of Ha...
Great Britain in the Seven Years War
Great Britain was one of the major participants in the Seven Years' War which lasted between 1756 and 1763. Britain emerged from the war as the world's leading colonial power, having gained a number o...
George Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu
George Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu KG, PC, FRS (26 July 1712 – 23 May 1790) styled Lord Brudenell until 1732 and known as The Earl of Cardigan between 1732 and 1766, was a British peer.
He ...
George Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax
George Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax PC (c. 1684 – 9 May 1739) was a British politician.
George Montagu was the son of Edward Montagu and Elizabeth Pelham and great-grandson of Henry Montagu,...
Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond
Field Marshal Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond, 3rd Duke of Lennox, 3rd Duke of Aubigny, KG, PC, FRS (22 February 1735 – 29 December 1806), styled Earl of March until 1750, was a British politicia...
Charles Bennet, 4th Earl of Tankerville
Charles Bennet, 4th Earl of Tankerville (15 November 1743 – 10 December 1822), styled Lord Ossulston from 1753 to 1767, was a British nobleman, a collector of shells and a famous patron of Surrey cric...
James Grenville
James Grenville (12 February 1715 – 14 September 1783) was a British politician.He was born at Wotton in 1715 into the influential Grenville political family and was one of five brothers who went into...
Thomas Robinson, 2nd Baron Grantham
Thomas Robinson, 2nd Baron Grantham PC (30 November 1738 – 20 July 1786) was a British politician and statesman. He notably served as Foreign Secretary between 1782 and 1783.
Grantham was born in ...
John Murray, 4th Duke of Atholl
John Murray, 4th Duke of Atholl KT, PC, FRS (30 June 1755 – 29 September 1830), styled Marquess of Tullibardine from 1764 to 1774, was a Scottish peer.
Murray was the eldest son of John Murray, 3r...
Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton
Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton KG PC (25 October 1683 – 6 May 1757) was an Irish and English politician.
He was born the only child of Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton and Isabella Bennet,...
George Montagu-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax
George Montagu-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, KG, PC (6 October 1716 – 8 June 1771) was a British statesman of the Georgian era. Due to his success in extending American commerce he became known as ...
James Stanhope, 1st Earl Stanhope
James Stanhope, 1st Earl Stanhope PC (c. 1673 – 5 February 1721) was a British statesman and soldier who effectively served as Chief Minister between 1717 and 1721. He is probably best remembered for ...
Samuel Sandys, 1st Baron Sandys
Samuel Sandys, 1st Baron Sandys, PC (10 August 1695 – 21 April 1770) was a British politician in the 18th century. He held numerous posts in the government of the United Kingdom, namely Chancell...
John West, 1st Earl De La Warr
Lieutenant-General John West, 1st Earl De La Warr KB, PC, FRS (4 April 1693 – 16 March 1766), styled The Honourable John West until 1723 and known as The Lord De La Warr between 1723 and 1761, was a B...
John Ker, 3rd Duke of Roxburghe
John Ker, 3rd Duke of Roxburghe KG, KT, PC (23 April 1740 – 1804) was a Scottish nobleman and bibliophile.Born in Hanover Square, London, on 23 April 1740, Ker succeeded his father to become the 3rd D...
Richard Hampden (1674–1728)
Richard Hampden PC (aft. 1674 – 27 July 1728) was an English politician, the son of John Hampden, and great-grandson of Ship money tax protestor John Hampden.He sat for Wendover from 1701 to 170...
Sir John Philipps, 6th Baronet
Sir John Philipps, 6th Baronet PC (c. 1701 – 22 June 1764) was a Welsh Jacobite politician.Sir John was the son of Sir John Philipps, 4th Baronet. He studied at Pembroke College, Oxford, and went on ...
Richard Newport, 2nd Earl of Bradford
Richard Newport, 2nd Earl of Bradford PC (3 September 1644 – 14 June 1723), styled The Honourable from 1651 to 1694 and subsequently Viscount Newport until 1708, was an English peer and Whig politicia...
William Windham
William Windham PC, PC (Ire) (14 May [O.S. 3 May] 1750 – 4 June 1810) was a British Whig statesman. Elected to Parliament in 1784, Windham was attached to the remnants of the Rocking...
Thomas Trevor, 1st Baron Trevor
Thomas Trevor, 1st Baron Trevor PC (8 March 1658 – 19 June 1730) was a British judge and politician who was Attorney-General and later Lord Privy Seal.
Trevor was the second son of John Trevor (16...