Cholmondeley, George James Cholmondeley, Earl of (1749-1827)

English statesman and courtier.

Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire (1770-83). Envoy to Berlin (1782). Privy councillor (1783). Chamberlain to the Prince of Wales (1795-1800). Lord Steward of the Household (1812-21). Began his career as a Whig but later became a Tory (c. 1811).

Son of George and Hester (Edwardes) Cholmondeley, viscount and viscountess Malpas. Married Lady Georgiana Charlotte Bertie in 1791; had issue. Created marquess of Cholmondeley (1815).