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George William James Chandos Brudenell-Bruce, 6th Marquess of Ailesbury DSO TD K.St.J DL JP (21 May 1873 – 4 August 1961), the son of Henry Brudenell-Bruce, 5th Marquess of Ailesbury and Georgiana Sophia Maria Pinckney, succeeded his father as 6th Marquess on the latter's death on 10 March 1911. On his death in 1961 he was succeeded in the marquessate, and his other titles, by his son.

Biography

Brudenell-Bruce attended Westminster School. He served in the 3rd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders; the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry; the Middlesex Yeomanry; and the Wiltshire Regt. He fought in the Boer War where he was Mentioned in Dispatches and decorated with the Companion, Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) in 1900. He fought in the Great War where he was again Mentioned in Dispatches, and decorated with the Territorial Decoration (T.D.). He was invested as a Knight of Grace, Order of St. John of Jerusalem (K.G.St.J.). He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant of Wiltshire, and was a Justice of the Peace.

Married thre times, Brudenell-Bruce married his first wife, Caroline Sydney Anne Madden, daughter of John Madden and Caroline Clements, on 21 March 1903. They had three children, Chandos Brudenell-Bruce, 7th Marquess of Ailesbury (1904-1974), Lady Ursula Daphne Brudenell-Bruce (1905-1991), who married Alfred Thomas Taylor in 1944 and Lady Rosemary Enid Brudenell-Bruce (1907-1985). Caroline died on 5 May 1941.

Brudenell-Bruce then married Mabel Irene Lindsay, daughter of John Samuel Lindsay, on 21 February 1945. She died on 26 June 1954. Finally, he married third wife Alice Maude Emily Pinhey, daughter of Captain John Forbes Pinhey, on 9 July 1955. She died on 9 February 1960.

References

  • thePeerage.com
  • ‘AILESBURY’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2007; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Brudenell-Bruce
Marquess of Ailesbury
1911–1961
Succeeded by
Chandos Brudenell-Bruce
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