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.

He was the son of Peregrine Bertie, a barrister and great-great-grandson of Montagu Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsey
Montagu Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsey
Montagu Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsey, 15th Baron Willoughby de Eresby, KG, PC was the eldest son of Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey and his wife Elizabeth Montagu, daughter of Edward Montagu, 1st Baron Montagu of Boughton.-Early life:...


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. He became 3rd Major of the regiment 12 March 1789 and 2nd Major on 8 August 1792. In 1793, he was promoted major-general, and was appointed colonel of the 81st Regiment of Foot
81st Regiment of Foot (Loyal Lincoln Volunteers)
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 on September 19. Promoted lieutenant-general in 1798 and general in 1803, he was the colonel of several other regiments, retiring from active service in 1809 upon inheriting the title of Earl of Lindsey
Earl of Lindsey
Earl of Lindsey is a title in the Peerage of England. It was created in 1626 for the 14th Baron Willoughby de Eresby . He was First Lord of the Admiralty from 1635 to 1636 and also established his claim in right of his mother to the hereditary office of Lord Great Chamberlain of England...

 from his third cousin.

In 1801, he was nominated as Member of Parliament
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 for Stamford
Stamford (UK Parliament constituency)
Stamford was a constituency in the county of Lincolnshire of the House of Commons for the Parliament of England to 1706 then of the Parliament of Great Britain from 1707 to 1800 and of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1918...

, where the Bertie family had once held an electoral interest, by the Marquess of Exeter
Henry Cecil, 1st Marquess of Exeter
Henry Cecil, 1st Marquess of Exeter , known as Henry Cecil from 1754 to 1793 and as The Earl of Exeter from 1793 to 1801, was a British peer and Member of Parliament.-Background:...

, then pre-eminent in the borough. He held the seat until succeeding to his peerage, but showed little activity in Parliament. Lindsey inherited the Irish title of Viscount Cullen
Viscount Cullen
Baron Cullen redirects here. For the 1920 creation see Baron Cullen of Ashbourne.Viscount Cullen of Tipperary was a title in the Peerage of Ireland created on 11 August 1642, along with the title Baron Cullen, for Charles Cokayne....

 by special remainder in 1810, but never claimed it nor was acknowledged in the title. In 1814, he was appointed Governor of Blackness Castle
Governor of Blackness Castle
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, and in March 1818, of Charlemont Fort
Charlemont Fort
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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
Lady Charlotte Guest
Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Guest, , later Lady Charlotte Schreiber, was an English businesswoman and translator...

. There were also two sons, who succeeded in turn to their father's titles:
  • George Augustus Frederick Albemarle Bertie, 10th Earl of Lindsey
  • Montagu Peregrine Bertie, 11th Earl of Lindsey

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