George Cadogan 3rd Earl Cadogan 1783 – 1864

Admiral George Cadogan 3rd Earl Cadogan KMT, CB 1783 – 1864 was a prominent British Royal Navy officer and politician, aide de camp to Queen Victoria

Cadogan’s children were sponsors of homeopathy, his daughters Augusta (Lady in Waiting to Augusta Duchess of Cambridge, a Patron of the London Homeopathic Hospital), and Honoria, and his daughter in law Adelaide (the daughter of Henry William Paget Marquess of Anglesey, the Vice President of the London Homeopathic Hospital),

On 11-12th June 1855, a fund raising Bazaar was held for the London Homeopathic Hospital at the Riding School of the Cavalry Barracks in Kensington, attended by the Marchioness of Aylesbury, the Duchess of Beaufort, Augusta and Honora Cadogan, Augusta Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Mary of Cambridge, the Countess of Craven, Mrs. Crisp, Mrs. Drysdale, Lady Ebury, Mrs. Fussell, Mrs. Hamilton, Mrs. Joseph Hoar, Baron Knesebech, Mrs. Leadam, Miss Meymott, Mrs. Moore, Viscountess Newport, Lady Rokeby, Mrs. Rosher, Alphonse de Rothschild, the Duchess of St. Arpino, Grand Duchess Mecklenburg Strelitz, Mrs. Wilkinson, Lady Willoughby de Broke, the Countess of Wilton, Mrs. Yeldhamon sale were items donated to the cause by Princess Alice, the Duchess of Kent, the Princess of Prussia, and many others,

A similar event was hosted at the Riding School of the Cavalry Barracks in Kensington on 9-10th June 1860.

On 10.6.1858, another fund raising event was held in support of the London Homeopathic Hospital at the Riding School of the Cavalry Barracks in Kensington, attended by Colonel Parker, the Duchess of Abercorn, Lady Acton, the Marchioness of Aberdeen, the Marchioness of Aylesbury, Viscountess Barrington, the Duchess of Beaufort, the Countess of Bradford, Lady Bryant, Erneste de Bunsen, Burne, Adelaide Cadogan, Augusta Duchess of Cambridge, Georgiana Codrington, the Countess of Cowley, the Countess of Craven, Curson, Blanche Dapplin, Lady Ebury, Lady Elcho, the Marchioness of Exeter, Lady Forester, the Countess of Gainesborough, the Countess of Glengall, Lady Gray of Gray, Lady Charlotte Greville, Lady Hall of Hanover, the Countess of Harrowby, Lady Ellinor Hopwood, the Countess of Kinnoull, Viscountess Lismore, Lady Lynd L’emplemore, the Duchess of Manchester, the Duchess of Montrose, Henrietta Morant, Viscountess Newport, Adeliza Norman, Lady Caroline Paget, the Duchess of Richmond, Lady Rokeby, Lady Cosmo Russell, the Countess of Sandwich, Lady Elizabeth de Emily Seymour, Viscountess Sidmouth, Villers, Lady Smith, Mrs. Felix Vaughn Smith, Mrs. Dudly Ward, Lady Willoughby, the Countess of Wilton, the Countess of Winchelsea,

George Cadogan was born the eighth son of Charles Cadogan 3rd Baron Cadogan and the second son of Mary Churchill, the Baron’s second wife in 1783 at St James’s Square in London.

George would follow his brother Thomas, 29 years his senior, into the Royal Navy, although Thomas had drowned in an accident in 1782. Joining the Navy aged 13 in 1796, Cadogan served in the French Revolutionary Wars.

By 1807, George was a Post Captain and in 1811 he was given command of the newly commissioned HMS Havannah, a 36 gun fifth rate frigate. In 1812 HMS Havannah was ordered to the Adriatic, to reinforce the British squadron there that had already defeated the French forces in the area at several battles in 1811. HMS Havannah was based at the island of Lissa, but in 1813 Cadogan was ordered to operate against the Northern Italian coastline in conjunction with the approaching forces of the Austrian Empire during the War of the Sixth Coalition.

Cadogan was highly successful in this endeavour, destroying or capturing numerous French and Italian ships off Vasto and other ports on the French held coastline. In October 1813, Cadogan was attached to the force under Thomas Fremantle that forced the surrender of Trieste and later in the year HMS Havannah successfully captured Zara from the French garrison in a daring coastal raid.

In 1815, Cadogan returned to Britain and was made Companion of the Order of the Bath. Cadogan was married to Honoria Louisa Balke and the couple had five children, the third of whom, Henry, later became 4th Earl Cadogan and the fifth General Sir George Cadogan of the British Army.

The untimely deaths of six of Cadogan’s seven brothers brought him the title of Earl Cadogan (which his father had been awarded in 1800) on the death of his eldest brother Charles Cadogan 2nd Earl Cadogan in 1832.

Cadogan took his seat in the House of Lords, but remained a prominent naval officer, continuing to rise in the service and serving as aide de camp to William IV between 1830 and 1837 and Queen Victoria between 1837 and 1841.

By 1851, Cadogan was a vice admiral and in 1852 he became a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Cadogan died a full admiral in 1864 in his London home in Picadilly.

His youngest son Frederick William Cadogan sat as Member of Parliament for Cricklade.

Of interest:

Adelaide Cadogan – 1890:

Lady Adelaide Paget was born between 1811 and 1836. She was the daughter of Henry William Paget Marquess of Anglesey and Lady Charlotte Cadogan. She married Hon. Frederick William Cadogan, son of Admiral George Cadogan 3rd Earl Cadogan and Honoria Louisa Blake on 29 November 1851. She died on 21 August 1890. From 29 November 1851, her married name became Cadogan. Children of Lady Adelaide Paget and Frederick William Cadogan: Margaret Jane Caroline Cadogan d. 14 Jun 1941; Charlotte Louisa Emily Cadogan d. 3 Jun 1947; Ethel Henrietta Maria Cadogan d. 30 Dec 1930; Henry George Gerald Cadogan b. 25 Apr 1859, d. 21 Aug 1893,

Augusta Sarah Cadogan – 1882:

Lady Augusta Sarah Cadogan was the daughter of Admiral George Cadogan 3rd Earl Cadogan and Honoria Louisa Blake. She died on 28 November 1882, unmarried. Lady Augusta Sarah Cadogan was Lady in Waiting to Augusta Duchess of Cambridge.

Honoria Louisa Cadogan 1813 – 1904:

Lady Honoria Louisa Cadogan was born in 1813. She was the daughter of Admiral George Cadogan 3rd Earl Cadogan and Honoria Louisa Blake. She died on 19 July 1904, unmarried.

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