George Augustus Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 2nd Marquess of Hastings (4 February 1808 – 13 January 1844), styled Lord Rawdon from birth until 1817 and Earl of Rawdon from 1817 to 1826, was a British peer and courtier.
The Marquess of Hastings
|Lord of the Bedchamber|
|Preceded by||New monarch|
|Succeeded by||The Marquess of Queensberry|
George Augustus Francis Rawdon-Hastings
4 February 1808
|Died||13 January 1844(aged 35)|
|Parent(s)||Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 2nd Earl of Moira|
Flora Mure-Campbell, Countess of Loudoun
On 1 August 1831, Lord Hastings was married to Barbara Yelverton, 20th Baroness Grey de Ruthyn. She was the only daughter and heiress of Henry Yelverton, 19th Baron Grey de Ruthyn and his wife, the former Anna Maria Kelham (daughter of William Kelham). Her father, who died seven months after her birth, was a tenant and sometime friend of Lord Byron. Together, Barbara and George were the parents of six children:
- Paulyn Reginald Serlo Rawdon-Hastings, 3rd Marquess of Hastings (1832–1851), who died unmarried.
- Lady Edith Maud Rawdon-Hastings, later 10th Countess of Loudoun (1833–1874), who married Charles Frederick Abney-Hastings, 1st Baron Donington.
- Lady Bertha Lelgarde Rawdon-Hastings, later 22nd Baroness Grey de Ruthyn (1835–1887)
- Lady Victoria Maria Louisa Rawdon-Hastings (1837–1888)
- Henry Weysford Charles Plantagenet Rawdon-Hastings, 4th Marquess of Hastings (1842–1868), who married Lady Florence Paget, only daughter of Henry Paget, 2nd Marquess of Anglesey.
- Lady Frances Augusta Constance Muir Rawdon-Hastings (1844–1910), married Charles Marsham, 4th Earl of Romney.
He died an early death on 13 January 1844 at the age of 35 and was succeeded by his 12-year-old eldest son, Paulyn, who himself died in Ireland only six years later. Paulyn was succeeded in turn by his younger brother Lord Henry Weysford Charles Plantagenet Rawdon-Hastings, later 4th Marquess of Hastings and 9th Earl of Loudoun.
On 9 April 1845, fifteen months after her first husband's death, she married secondly Captain Hastings Reginald Henry RN (1808–1878), who in 1849 took the name of Yelverton by royal licence. They settled at Efford House near Lymington and had one daughter, Barbara Yelverton (12 January 1849 – 1 October 1924), who married John Yarde-Buller, 2nd Baron Churston.
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