George Finch (1794–1870)

George Finch (1794 – 29 June 1870), of Burley-on-the-Hill, Rutland, was a British landowner and politician.


Finch was the illegitimate son of George Finch, 9th Earl of Winchilsea. In 1808 he was granted a licence to use the Finch arms.[1] On his father's death in 1826 he inherited substantial estates.

Political career

Finch sat as Member of Parliament for Lymington between 1820 and 1821,[2] for Stamford between 1832 and 1837[3] and for Rutland between 1846 and 1847.[4]


Finch was twice married. He married firstly, Jane, daughter of Vice-Admiral John Richard Delap, in 1819. After her early death in 1821[5] he married secondly Lady Louisa, daughter of Henry Somerset, 6th Duke of Beaufort, in 1832.[6] His son by his second wife, George was also a politician. Finch died in June 1870. Lady Louisa survived him by over twenty years and died in August 1892.[7]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Harry Burrard-Neale, Bt
William Manning
Member of Parliament for Lymington
With: Sir Harry Burrard-Neale, Bt
Succeeded by
Sir Harry Burrard-Neale, Bt
William Manning
Preceded by
Lord Thomas Cecil
Charles Tennyson
Member of Parliament for Stamford
With: Thomas Chaplin
Succeeded by
Thomas Chaplin
The Marquess of Granby
Preceded by
Sir Gilbert Heathcote, Bt
The Viscount Downe
Member of Parliament for Rutland
With: Sir Gilbert Heathcote, Bt
Succeeded by
Sir Gilbert Heathcote, Bt
Hon. Gerard Noel
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