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The 4th Duke of Ancaster.

Robert Bertie, 4th Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven PC (17 October 1756, Grimsthorpe – 8 July 1779, Grimsthorpe) was a British hereditary peer. He was the second son of the General Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven (died 1778) and Mary Panton (died 1793)

On the death of his elder brother, Peregrine Thomas Bertie, Marquess of Lindsey, on 12 December 1758, he inherited the courtesy title of Marquess of Lindsey.

About 1777, he served as a volunteer in North America.

On his father's death on 12 August 1778, he succeeded as 4th Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, 4th Marquess of Lindsey, 7th Earl of Lindsey, 20th Baron Willoughby de Eresby and Hereditary Lord Great Chamberlain. He was the last to hold the Lord Great Chamberlainship as an undivided office. On 12 February 1779 he was invested as Privy Counsellor and was Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire.

He never married and died on 8 July 1779 from scarlet fever. He was buried on 22 July 1779 in Edenham. On his death, the Hereditary Lord Great Chamberlainship and the Barony Willoughby de Eresby fell into abeyance between his two sisters, all other titles of his passed to his uncle. An illlegitimate daughter of the 4th duke, Susan, was married to Banastre Tarleton; however there were no children.

Political offices
Preceded by
The Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven
Lord Great Chamberlain
1778–1779
Abeyant
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven
Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire
1779
Succeeded by
The Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Peregrine Bertie
Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven
1778–1779
Succeeded by
Brownlow Bertie
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Peregrine Bertie
Baron Willoughby de Eresby
1778–1779
Succeeded by
Abeyant
(abeyance terminated in 1780
for Priscilla Bertie
)
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