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  • ID: I1340
  • Name: James WALDEGRAVE
  • Given Name: James
  • Surname: Waldegrave
  • Suffix: 2nd Earl Waldegrave
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 4 Mar 1714
  • Death: 13 Apr 1763
  • Reference Number: 1421
  • Event: of Smallpox Died
  • _UID: 639AEFD3FC0F430DB925B0EDF70DEC3CC12A
  • Change Date: 13 Jun 2006 at 20:25
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  • FORM: jpg
  • FILE: C:\Documents and Settings\David\My Documents\My Pictures\Family Tree Pictures\James Waldegrave.jpg
  • _SCBK: Y
  • _PRIM: Y
  • Note:
    James, the 2nd earl (1715-1763), was perhaps the most intimate friend of George II, and was for a time governor of his grandson, the future king George III. He was very much in evidence during the critical years 1755-1757, when the king employed him to negotiate in turn with Newcastle, Devonshire, Pitt and Fox about the formation of a ministry.

    Eventually, in consequence of a deadlock, Waldegrave himself was First Lord of the Treasury for five days in June 1757. He died on the 28th of April 1763, leaving some valuable and interesting Memoirs, which were published in 1821.

    Father: James WALDEGRAVE b: 1684
    Mother: Mary WEBBE

    Marriage 1 Maria WALPOLE b: 10 Jul 1736 in Westminster, Middlesex
    • Married: 15 May 1759
    • Change Date: 13 Jun 2006
    1. Has No Children Elizabeth Laura WALDEGRAVE b: 25 Mar 1760
    2. Has Children Charlotte Maria WALDEGRAVE b: 11 Oct 1761
    3. Has Children Anna Horatia WALDEGRAVE b: 1762
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