Albemarle, George Keppel, Earl of, 1724-1772

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George Keppel, 3rd Earl of Albemarle (1724-1772), was 3rd Viscount Bury, 3rd Earl of Albemarle, and 3rd Baron Ashford. He was also M.P. for Chichester, Keeper and Governor of Jersey, Lord of the Bedchamber to the Duke of Cumberland, commander of the 20th Foot, and General. During the Seven Years' War, Keppel was the commander-in-chief of the invasion and occupation of Havana and west Cuba in 1762, and afterwards became governor of Cuba, though his governorship was controversial. After his return from Cuba, Albemarle became increasingly involved in politics. He followed his patron Cumberland into supporting the first Rockingham administration in 1765; after Cumberland's death, he gave his support to the Rockingham whigs in 1766. In 1770, he married Anne Miller, by whom he had a son, William Charles (1772-1849).

From the description of Papers, 1704-1786. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702185516

British army officer and governor of Jersey.

From the description of Grant and bond of George Keppel, Earl of Albemarle, 1762. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79424076

English general.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to an unidentified correspondent, 1745 Feb. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131601

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associatedWith Kennion, John. person
associatedWith Keppel, Augustus Keppel, Viscount, 1725-1786. person
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associatedWith Pocock, George, Sir, 1706-1792. person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Channel Islands--Jersey
Havana (Cuba)
Great Britain
Law--18th century
Wills--Early works to 1800
Nobility--Finance, personal--Early works to 1800
Land tenure--Early works to 1800
Leases--Cases--Early works to 1800
Estates (Law--Early works to 1800
Legal manuscripts
Seven Years' War, 1756-1763
Governors--Channel Islands--Jersey
Army officers, British


Birth 1724-04-08

Death 1772-10-13



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