William Chawner, London, 1825



 Of very heavy gauge silver, in the Old English pattern with upturned tip and four tines.

Crested : Out of a ducal coronet or a spear argent embrued gules, beneath viscount's coronet,

George Brodrick, the 4th Viscount Midleton (see below)


Condition : Exceptional condition and quality, with full tines


8” Long / 20 oz.




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George Brodrick, the 4th Viscount Midleton was born on the 1st November 1754, the eldest son of George Brodrick, the 3rd Viscount Midleton (born 3rd October 1730 died 22nd August 1765) and Albinia Townshend (died 18th September 1808), eldest daughter of the Honourable Thomas Townshend and sister of Thomas Townshend, the 1st Viscount Sydney. George, the 4th Viscount Brodrick married firstly on the 5th December 1778, Lady Frances Pelham, daughter of Thomas Pelham, the 1st Earl of Chichester. This marriage produced one child, a daughter, Frances Anne.


After Lady Frances’ death on the 23rd June 1783, George married secondly on the 13th June 1797, Maria (died 14th January 1852), daughter of Richard Benyon, of Englefield House in the County of Berkshire. George and Maria’s marriage produced a son and five daughters.


George succeeded as the 4th Viscount Midleton on his father’s death in 1765 when aged 10 years.


He was educated at Eton College between the years 1766 – 1771 and was admitted to St. John's College, Cambridge in 1772. From 1774 until 1796 he was able as an Irish peer in the House of Commons at Westminster to sit as one of the two MPs for Whitchurch, the seat being in the gift of his mother's brother, Thomas Townshend, the 1st Viscount Sydney. He resigned his seat in the Commons when he was created Baron Brodrick, Peper Harow in the County of Surrey on the 11th June 1796. He also served as Lord Lieutenant of Surrey from 1814 until 1830.


 He died at Peper Harow (his principal ancestral estate in England) on 12th August 1836 and was buried at Wandsworth in the same county.







Peper Harow House, near Guildford, Surrey.

The English Ancestral Seat of the Earls of Midleton and Viscounts Midleton until 1942


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Heraldry Courtesy of John Tunesi of Liongam

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