Edward Lord Hinchingbrook.
Sold by J. Smith at ye Lyon & Crown in Russel Street Covent Garden.
Mezzotint, fine. Sheet 350 x 255 (13¾ x 10"). Trimmed to plate.
Edward, Montagu (1692-1722), Viscount Hinchingbrooke, depicted aged 8. The eldest son of the Earl of Sandwich, he married at fourteen and commanded a troop in Sir Richard Temple's Regiment of Horse for the 1709 campaign in Flanders aged fifteeen. Hinchingbrooke was one of the infamous Mohocks and was arrested for assaulting a watchman in 1712. This did not stop him being elected MP for Huntingdon the following year, serving until 1722. In March 1722, a month before he died, he was named Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire. His son John later became the fourth Earl of Sandwich.
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