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Regency Personalities Series
In my attempts to provide us with the details of the Regency, today I continue with one of the many period notables.

George North 3rd Earl of Guilford
11 September 1757 – 20 April 1802


George North

George North 3rd Earl of Guilford was the eldest son of Prime Minister Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford (commonly known as Lord North), and his wife Anne (née Speke). He was elected to the House of Commons for Harwich in 1778, a seat he held until 1784, and then represented Wootton Bassett from 1784 to 1790, Petersfield in 1790 and Banbury from 1790 to 1792. The latter year he succeeded his father in the earldom and entered the House of Lords. He was a supporter of his father’s policies during the American War of Independence which came under attack from all sides.

Lord Guilford married firstly Maria Frances Mary, daughter of George Hobart, 3rd Earl of Buckinghamshire, in 1785. After her death in 1794 he married secondly Susan, daughter of Thomas Coutts, in 1796. It was while courting his second wife that Guilford sustained a spinal injury in a fall from his horse and died from lingering illness that resulted in April 1802, aged 44. On his death his junior title of Baron North fell into abeyance between his daughters while he was succeeded in the earldom by his younger brother, Francis. The Countess of Guilford died in 1837.

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Regency Personalities Series
In my attempts to provide us with the details of the Regency, today I continue with one of the many period notables.

George Hobart 3rd Earl of Buckinghamshire
8 September 1731 – 14 November 1804


George Hobart (at the doorway)

The loss of the faro bank by James Gilroy (1797)

George Hobart 3rd Earl of Buckinghamshire was the son of John Hobart, 1st Earl of Buckinghamshire by his second wife, Elizabeth Bristow. He was educated at Westminster School.

Hobart represented the constituencies of St Ives and Bere Alston in the House of Commons from 1754 to 1761 and 1761 to 1780, respectively. He was secretary to the embassy in St Petersburg in 1762, his half-brother John Hobart, 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire being then ambassador.

He inherited the earldom of Buckinghamshire from his half-brother in 1793. On 29 April 1797, he was commissioned colonel of the 3rd Regiment of Lincolnshire Militia (South Lincolnshire Supplementary Militia), becoming a colonel in the regular army when his regiment was embodied on 12 January 1799. He died in 1804 and was succeeded by his son Robert, who had already entered the House of Lords in 1798 by a writ of acceleration as Baron Hobart.

Hobart married Albinia Bertie, daughter of Lord Vere Bertie, in May 1757. They had eight children:

  • Robert Hobart, 4th Earl of Buckinghamshire (1760–1816)
  • Hon. George Vere Hobart (1761 – 5 December 1802), married first Jane Cataneo and had issue, married second, in April 1802, Janet Maclean and had issue
  • Lt. Charles Hobart, RN (d. April 1782)
  • Rev. Hon. Henry Lewis Hobart (1774 – 8 May 1846), married Charlotte Selina Moore and had issue
  • Lady Albinia Hobart, married Richard Cumberland on the 14th Jul 1784 and had issue
  • Lady Henrietta Anne Barbara Hobart (c.1762 – 1828), married, in 1789, John Sullivan and had issue
  • Lady Maria Frances Hobart (c. 1762 – 1794), married George North, 3rd Earl of Guilford and had issue
  • Lady Charlotte Hobart (d. 1798), married Col. Edward Disbrowe (d. 1818) and had issue, including Edward Cromwell Disbrowe.

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