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Cholmondeley, George Horatio Charles, 1883-1968 (5th Marquess of Cholmondeley)



  • Existence: 1883 - 1968


George Horatio Charles Cholmondeley, 5th Marquess of Cholmondeley, was the son of George Henry Hugh Cholmondeley, 4th Marquess of Cholmondeley and Winifred Ida Kingscote, and a direct descendent of Sir Robert Walpole. He married Sybil Rachel Betty Cecile Sassoon, daughter of Sir Albert Edward Sassoon and Aline Caroline de Rothschild, on 6 August 1913. He died on 16 September 1968 at age 85. George Cholmondeley was styled as Earl of Rocksavage between 1884 and 1923, before becoming Marquess of Cholmondeley on his father’s death. He also held office as the Lord Great Chamberlain in 1936 and 1952-1966. During his military career the Marquess fought in the Second Boer War as a Railway Staff Officer (1899-1902), held the office of Aide-de-Camp to the Viceroy of India and fought in the First World War. He gained the rank of Major in 1920. He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Royal Victorian Order (G.C.V.O.) in 1953. The 5th Marquess of Cholmondeley inherited Houghton Hall in Norfolk, which was built for Sir Robert Walpole. The Cholmondeley (Houghton) Papers were formerly held at Houghton Hall.