British Offices and Honours

The Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, K.G., P.C.

  • Born: 22 September 1694
  • Died: 24 March 1773

Known as[]

  • 1694-1714: The Hon. Philip Dormer Stanhope
  • 1714-1726: The Hon. Philip Dormer Stanhope, commonly called Lord Stanhope
  • 1726-1728: The Earl of Chesterfield
  • 1728-1730: The Earl of Chesterfield, P.C.
  • 1730-1773: The Earl of Chesterfield, K.G., P.C.


  • Trinity Hall, Cambridge


Peerage Titles[]

  • Earl of Chesterfield and Baron Stanhope of Shelford, 1726

Chivalric Orders[]

Privy Council[]

Parliamentary Seats[]

  • Member of Parliament for St Germans, 1715-1722
  • Member of Parliament for Lostwithiel, 1722-1723

Preceded by:
The Earl of Harrington
Northern Secretary
Succeeded by:
The Duke of Newcastle