Albemarle Bertie, 9th Earl of Lindsey

Lieutenant-General Albemarle Bertie, 9th Earl of Lindsey (17 September 1744 – 17 September 1818) was a British nobleman and general.

Albemarle Bertie, 9th Earl of Lindsey
Albemarle Bertie, 9th Earl of Lindsey by George Romney
Born17 September 1744
Died17 September 1818
Allegiance Great Britain
Service/branch British Army
Battles/warsNapoleonic Wars

He was the son of Peregrine Bertie, a barrister and great-great-grandson of Montagu Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsey.

Military career

In 1762, he was commissioned an ensign in the 1st Foot Guards. He became lieutenant and captain in that regiment in 1769, captain and lieutenant colonel in 1776, and colonel in 1781.[1] He became 3rd Major of the regiment 12 March 1789 and 2nd Major on 8 August 1792.[2]

In 1793, he was promoted major-general, and was appointed colonel of the newly formed 81st Regiment of Foot on 19 September with instructions to recruit volunteers for it. In 1794, he obtained a colonelcy of an existing regiment, the 9th (East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot, instead. Bertie was promoted lieutenant-general in 1798 and general in 1803. In 1804, the Duke of York recommended him for the colonelcy of the 77th Regiment of Foot, then part of the Indian establishment, noting that "the difference of emolument is of great consequence" to Bertie. In 1808, he became commander of the 89th Regiment of Foot after John Whitelocke was cashiered and dismissed from the service. Bertie retired from active service in 1809 upon inheriting the title of Earl of Lindsey from his third cousin.[1]

Political career

In 1801, he was nominated as Member of Parliament for Stamford, where the Bertie family had once held an electoral interest, by the Marquess of Exeter, then pre-eminent in the borough. He held the seat until succeeding to his peerage, but demonstrated little activity in Parliament.[1] Lindsey inherited the Irish title of Viscount Cullen by special remainder in 1810, but never claimed it nor was acknowledged in the title. In 1814, he was appointed Governor of Blackness Castle, and in March 1818, of Charlemont Fort.

Private life

In 1794, he married Eliza Maria Clay, daughter of William Clay, but they had no children. In 1809, he married Charlotte Susannah Elizabeth Layard, the daughter of a clergyman, and they had three children. The eldest, a daughter, is better known as Lady Charlotte Guest. There were also two sons, who succeeded in turn to their father's titles:


  1. Thorne, R.G. (1986). "BERTIE, Albemarle (1744–1818), of Uffington, nr. Stamford, Lincs.". In Thorne, R. G. (ed.). The House of Commons 1790-1820. The History of Parliament Trust.
  2. Steve Brown. "1st Foot Guards". Retrieved 21 July 2010.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
The Earl of Carysfort
John Leland
Member of Parliament for Stamford
With: John Leland 1801–1808
Evan Foulkes 1808–1809
Succeeded by
Evan Foulkes
Charles Chaplin
Military offices
New title Colonel of the 81st Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
Winter Blathwayte
Preceded by
Alexander Leslie
Colonel of the 9th (East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
Peter Hunter
Preceded by
James Marsh
Colonel of the 77th (Hindoostan) Regiment of Foot
later the 77th (the East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
The Earl of Cavan
Preceded by
John Whitelocke
Colonel of the 89th Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
Sir George Beckwith
Preceded by
The Lord Hill
Governor of Blackness Castle
Succeeded by
Sir Hew Dalrymple
Preceded by
Hon. Chapple Norton
Governor of Charlemont Fort
Succeeded by
Sir John Doyle
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Brownlow Bertie
Earl of Lindsey
Succeeded by
George Bertie

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