The Earl of Hardwicke

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The Earl of Hardwicke
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W Giller after Thomas Lawrence
The Earl of Hardwicke
London Nov.1st. 1836
310 x 220 mm
Philip Yorke (May 31, 1757 - 1834), 3rd earl of Hardwicke, eldest son of Charles Yorke, Lord Chancellor, by his first wife, Catherine Freman, who was born and educated at Cambridge. He was M.P. for Cambridgeshire, following the Whig traditions of his family; but after his succession to the earldom in 1790 he supported Pitt, and took office in 1801 as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1801-1806), where he supported Catholic emancipation. He was created K.G in 1803, and was a fellow of the Royal Society. He married Elizabeth, daughter of James Lindsay, 5th earl of Balcarres, in 1782, but left no son