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George Brudenell, 3rd Earl of Cardigan

George Brudenell, 3rd Earl of Cardigan

George Brudenell, 3rd Earl of Cardigan (29 September 1685 – 5 July 1732), styled Lord Brudenell between 1698 and 1703, was a British peer.

George, 3rd earl of Cardigan (attributed to Enoch Seeman)


He was the son of Francis Brudenell, Lord Brudenell, by his wife Lady Francis Savile, grand-daughter of Thomas Savile, 1st Earl of Sussex.


In 1703 he succeeded his grandfather in the earldom . In January 1709 he officially renounced his Roman Catholic faith (the Brudenells had been Catholic for generations) in order to take his seat in the House of Lords.[1] In 1712 he was appointed Master of the Buckhounds, a post he held until 1715.[2]

Marriage and children

In 1703 he married Lady Elizabeth Bruce (1689-December 1745[2]), a daughter of Thomas Bruce, 2nd Earl of Ailesbury, 3rd Earl of Elgin, by whom he had several children including:


He died in July 1732 and was succeeded by his eldest son George Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu, 4th Earl of Cardigan.


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