CHICHESTER, George Hamilton, Earl of Belfast (1797-1883), of the Castle, Belfast.
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Family and Education
b. 10 Feb. 1797, 1st s. of George Augustus, 2nd Mq. of Donegall [I], by Anna, illegit. da. of Sir (James) Edward May*. educ. Eton 1808; Christ Church, Oxf. 1816. m. (1) 8 Dec. 1822, Lady Harriet Anne Butler (d. 14 Sept. 1860), da. of Richard, 1st Earl of Glengall [I], 2s. 1da.; (2) 26 Feb. 1862, Harriet, da. of Sir Bellingham Reginald Graham, 7th Bt., wid. of Lt.-Gen. Sir Frederick Ashworth, s.p. GCH 1831; cr. Baron Ennishowen and Carrickfergus 18 Aug. 1841; suc. fa. as 3rd Mq. of Donegall 5 Oct. 1844; KP 3 Feb. 1857.
PC 19 July 1830; vice-chamberlain 1830-4, 1838-41; capt. Yeomen of Guard 1848-52.
Cornet 7 Hussars 1818, lt. 1821, capt. 1823, half-pay 1823, ret. 1825; lt.-col. Antrim militia, col. 1841; col. 4 batt R.I. Rifle vols.; military a.d.c. to the Queen 1847-d.
Ld. lt. co. Antrim 1841-d.
Lord Belfast was returned by his father for Carrickfergus and subsequently for Belfast. He supported government, but no speech is known in this period and only one vote, for the foreign enlistment bill, 10 June 1819. He died 20 Oct. 1883.
AAdd. 40298, f. 5.