George William Coventry, 7th Earl of Coventry (25 April 1758 – 26 March 1831), styled Viscount Deerhurst until 1809, was a British peer and Member of Parliament.
Life[edit | edit source]
In 1776 he had eloped to Gretna Green with Lady Catherine Henley, daughter of the Earl of Northington, leading to a long-standing estrangement from his father, the 6th Earl. Forbidden to return home, he spent much time with his friend Sir Richard Worsley, 7th Baronet at Appuldurcombe House, Isle of Wight.
Deerhurst was later appointed lieutenant-colonel of the Worcestershire Militia on 10 May 1806.
Family[edit | edit source]
In 1783, Coventry married Peggy Pitches, daughter of the brandy merchant Sir Abraham Pitches. They had five sons including the future 8th Earl, and six daughters, one son and one daughter dying young.
Upon his death in 1831, he was succeeded by his son George Coventry, 8th Earl of Coventry.
References[edit | edit source]
- Rubenhold, Hallie (2008). Lady Worsley's Whim. London: Vintage Books. pp. 77–78,123–129.
- Doyle, James William Edmund (1886). The Official Baronage of England, v. 2. London: Longmans, Green. p. 472. https://books.google.com/books?id=mFpmAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA472.
- John Debrett (1840). Debrett's Peerage of England, Scotland, and Ireland. revised, corrected and continued by G. W. Collen. p. 194. https://books.google.com/books?id=DuwDAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA194.
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- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Coventry
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