George Hamilton Chichester, 3rd Marquess of
(10 February 1797 –
20 October 1883) was an Irish nobleman. He was born in Great
Cumberland Place, London, and was
educated at Eton and Christ Church,
Oxford before serving for a time as a Captain with the
Chichester was elected to the House of Commons as Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Carrickfergus,
and two years later became representative for Belfast.
1830 he was finally elected Whig
MP for Antrim
and was again elected to the Commons for Belfast
unsuccessfully recontesting the seat as a Liberal candidate in 1841, he was that
same year created Baron Ennishowen and
Carrickfergus, of Ennishowen, County Donegal, and Carrickfergus, County Antrim.
He sat in
the House of
Lords at Westminster for three years under this title before succeeding
his father as third Marquess of
Donegall in 1844.
Chichester was admitted to the Privy Council
becoming at the time of his death its senior member, and was the
following year made a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Guelphic Order
. In 1841 he was
appointed Lord Lieutenant of
, and also later served as Captain of the Yeomen of the
, 1848–1852. He was finally appointed a Knight of the Order of St Patrick
Donegall died in Brighton in 1883 and
was buried in Belfast.
surviving son and heir, Frederick Richard Chichester, Earl
of Belfast, having died in Naples in 1853, the
larger part of the Donegall estates were inherited by the
Marquess's daughter, Harriet Augusta Anna Seymourina
Chichester, wife of Anthony
Ashley-Cooper, 8th Earl of Shaftesbury.