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George Henry Cadogan, 5th Earl Cadogan

(1840-1915), Politician; MP for Bath

Sitter in 17 portraits

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George Henry Cadogan, 5th Earl Cadogan, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax51463

George Henry Cadogan, 5th Earl Cadogan

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 7 February 1861
NPG Ax51463

George Henry Cadogan, 5th Earl Cadogan, by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by  Eglington & Co - NPG Ax27639

George Henry Cadogan, 5th Earl Cadogan

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1893
NPG Ax27639

George Henry Cadogan, 5th Earl Cadogan, by Lafayette - NPG x45464

George Henry Cadogan, 5th Earl Cadogan

by Lafayette
albumen cabinet card, mid 1890s
NPG x45464

George Henry Cadogan, 5th Earl Cadogan, by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by  Charles Newman & Co - NPG Ax15888

George Henry Cadogan, 5th Earl Cadogan

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Charles Newman & Co
carbon print, published before 1895
NPG Ax15888

King Edward VII and others, by James Russell & Sons - NPG x8461

King Edward VII and others

by James Russell & Sons
dry-plate glass negative, 23 November 1904
NPG x8461

Members of the Marlborough House Set, by David Knights-Whittome, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG x8465

Members of the Marlborough House Set

by David Knights-Whittome, for James Russell & Sons
dry-plate glass negative, 23 November 1904
NPG x8465

Members of the Marlborough House Set, by David Knights-Whittome - NPG x8466

Members of the Marlborough House Set

by David Knights-Whittome
dry-plate glass negative, 10-17 September 1906
NPG x8466

George Henry Cadogan, 5th Earl Cadogan, by Charles William Walton, after  Alexander Bassano - NPG D32529

George Henry Cadogan, 5th Earl Cadogan

by Charles William Walton, after Alexander Bassano
lithograph, mid 19th century
NPG D32529

George Henry Cadogan, 5th Earl Cadogan, by Joseph Brown, after  Elliott & Fry - NPG D32528

George Henry Cadogan, 5th Earl Cadogan

by Joseph Brown, after Elliott & Fry
stipple engraving, published 1881
NPG D32528

George Henry Cadogan, 5th Earl Cadogan ('Statesmen. No. 361'), by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG D44015

George Henry Cadogan, 5th Earl Cadogan ('Statesmen. No. 361')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 4 June 1881
NPG D44015

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George Henry Cadogan, 5th Earl Cadogan

by Herbert Rose Barraud
carbon print, after 1895
NPG x5183

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Dr Ben Knighton

14 June 2019, 12:34

George Henry Cadogan, 5th Earl Cadogan (12 May 1840 – 6 March 1915) KG, KP, PC, JP, styled Viscount Chelsea from 1864 to 1873 eldest son of Henry Cadogan, 4th Earl Cadogan, by his wife Mary, daughter of Reverend Gerald Wellesley, younger brother of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. He was born in the city of Durham and baptised at St James's, Westminster, London. He was educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford.
16 May 1865, he married Lady Beatrix Craven, fourth daughter of William Craven, 2nd Earl of Craven. They had nine children:
Returned as Member of Parliament for Bath in a by-election in May 1873, just before he was ennobled on the death of his father on 8 June and had to move to the House of Lords. He was made Under-Secretary for War in 1875 and Under-Secretary to the Colonies in 1878 by Disraeli. He served under Lord Salisbury as Lord Privy Seal from 1886 to 1892 (after 1887 in the Cabinet), and again in the cabinet as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1895 to 1902.

By 1888, at the initiative of the Fifth Earl, building work was well under way at the south-eastern end of London's Sloane Street to rebuild Holy Trinity Church
He bought Culford Park, Culford, Suffolk, in 1889 as a family home. It is now a private school. He was succeeded by his son, Gerald Oakley (1869–1933), 6th Earl Cadogan and briefly Viscount Chelsea.
Lord Cadogan's wife died in 1907 and on 12 January 1911, he married his first cousin once removed, Adele, daughter of Lippo Neri, Count Palagi del Palagio and Olivia Georgiana Cadogan. Lord Cadogan died in Chelsea, London, on 6 March 1915, aged 74. The Countess Cadogan died in February 1960.

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