George Brudenell, 3rd Earl of Cardigan

George, 3rd earl of Cardigan (attributed to Enoch Seeman)

George Brudenell, 3rd Earl of Cardigan (29 September 1685 – 5 July 1732), styled Lord Brudenell between 1698 and 1703, was a British peer.


He was the son of Francis Brudenell, Lord Brudenell, by his wife Lady Francis Savile, grand-daughter of Thomas Savile, 1st Earl of Sussex.


In 1703 he succeeded his grandfather in the earldom . In January 1709 he officially renounced his Roman Catholic faith in order to take his seat in the House of Lords.[1] In 1712 he was appointed Master of the Buckhounds, a post he held until 1715.[2]

Marriage & issueEdit

In 1703 he married Lady Elizabeth Bruce (1689-December 1745[2]), a daughter of Thomas Bruce, 2nd Earl of Ailesbury, 3rd Earl of Elgin, by whom he had several children including:


He died in July 1732 and was succeeded by his eldest son George Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu, 4th Earl of Cardigan.


  1. ^ John WADE (Vice-President of the Historical Section of the Institut d'Afrique” of Paris.) (1847). British history, chronologically arranged, comprehending a classified analysis of events ... in Church and State, from the first invasion by the Romans to the accession of Queen Victoria. Henty G. Bohn. pp. 316–.
  2. ^ a b George Brudenell, 3rd Earl of Cardigan
Political offices
Preceded by
Sir William Wyndham, Bt
Master of the Buckhounds
Title next held by
Francis Negus
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Robert Brudenell
Earl of Cardigan
Succeeded by
George Brudenell, later Montagu