John Pitt, 2nd Earl of Chatham


John Pitt, 2nd Earl of Chatham

John Pitt, 2nd Earl of Chatham, KG, PC (9 October 1756 - 24 September 1835) was the eldest son of William Pitt the Elder and an elder brother of William Pitt the Younger. He served in various capacities in the Tory cabinets of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. During the Napoleonic Wars, he commanded the British force in the Walcheren Campaign. He was Governor of Gibraltar from 1820 to 1835.

He married The Hon. Mary Townshend, daughter of the 1st Baron Sydney, on 10 July 1783.

Titles from birth to death

*Mr. John Pitt (1756-1761)
*The Hon. John Pitt (1761-1766)
*Viscount Pitt (1766-1778)
*The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Chatham (1778-1789)
*The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Chatham, PC (1789-1790)
*The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Chatham, KG, PC (1790-1835)

References

* [http://www.thepeerage.com/p21556.htm The Peerage website]


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