David Cholmondeley, 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley
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The Marquess of Cholmondeley
Photograph of Lord Cholmondeley at the Palace of Westminster in 1992
|Lord Great Chamberlain of England|
13 March 1990
Serving with 13 others
|Preceded by||Hugh Cholmondeley, 6th Marquess|
David George Philip Cholmondeley
27 June 1960
|Spouse(s)||Sarah Rose Hanbury|
David George Philip Cholmondeley, 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley KCVO ( ); born 27 June 1960), was styled from birth Viscount Malpas until 1968, and subsequently Earl of Rocksavage until 1990. He is a Peer of the United Kingdom, and as of 2013 serves as Lord Great Chamberlain of the United Kingdom, as a 14-partite holder of that office.
- Personal 1
- Film industry 2.1
- Political career 2.2
- Lands and estates 3
- Position at court 4
- Ancestry 5
- Notes 6
- References 7
- External links 8
Lord Cholmondeley is a direct descendant of Sir Robert Walpole (1676–1745), the first Prime Minister of Great Britain. He is the son of Hugh Cholmondeley, 6th Marquess of Cholmondeley and his wife, the former Lavinia Margaret Leslie. He is also a direct descendent of both the Rothschild family and the Sassoon family through his paternal grandmother, Sybil Sassoon. He has three elder sisters, the Ladies Rose, Margot (married Tony Huston), and Caroline (married Baron Rodolphe d'Erlanger).
Lord Cholmondeley married (Sarah) Rose Hanbury, a 25-year-old fashion model turned researcher, on 24 June 2009, their engagement having been announced the previous day. She is a daughter of Tim Hanbury, a website designer, and his fashion designer wife, Emma.
The announcement that she was expecting twins was revealed by Richard Kay of the
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Ancestors of David Cholmondeley, 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley
16. Charles Cholmondeley, Viscount Malpas
8. George Cholmondeley, 4th Marquess of Cholmondeley
17. Susan Dashwood
4. George Cholmondeley, 5th Marquess of Cholmondeley
18. Robert Kingscote
9. Winifred Kingscote
19. Lady Emily Curzon-Howe
2. Hugh Cholmondeley, 6th Marquess of Cholmondeley
20. Sir Albert Sassoon, 1st Baronet
10. Sir Edward Sassoon, 2nd Baronet
21. Hannah Moise
5. Sybil Sassoon
22. Gustave de Rothschild
11. Aline de Rothschild
23. Cécile Anspach
1. David Cholmondeley, 7th Marquess of Cholomondeley
24. Henry Leslie
12. Charles Leslie
25. Mary Perry
6. John Leslie
26. John Foster
13. Maud Foster
3. Lavinia Leslie
28. John Gilliat
14. Howard Gilliat
29. Mary Saunders
7. Nanette Gilliat
30. Lionel Skipwith
15. Helen Skipwith
31. Nanette Walker
Cholmondeley began acting as the hereditary Lord Great Chamberlain to Her Majesty in 1990. In the Queen's Birthday Honours List for 2007, Lord Cholmondeley was made a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) for his 17 years' service as Lord Great Chamberlain.
One Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven. The second, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh holders of the marquessate have all held this office.
In 1974, young Cholmondeley (then known as the Earl of Rocksavage) was a Page of Honour to the Queen at the age of 14. He relinquished this role upon reaching the age limit of retirement in 1976.
Position at court
According to the Sunday Times Rich List in 2008, Cholmondeley has an estimated net worth of approximately £60m, attributed primarily to his inherited landholdings. Houghton Hall, ancestral home of the Marquesses of Cholmondeley since the establishment of the title in 1815, has now opened some of its rooms to the public.
Lands and estates
Cholmondeley became Marquess of Cholmondeley in 1990 upon the death of his father. Cholmondeley does not sit in the House of Lords for debates as he is currently on "leave of absence", although he does attend the House of Lords in his role of Lord Great Chamberlain of England.
Lord Cholmondeley is a filmmaker. As David Rocksavage, he also appeared in a small part in Eric Rohmer's 1987 film, 4 aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle. His professional name is derived from his title of Earl of Rocksavage. His chosen career was put on hold when he succeeded to the marquessate in 1990.
; his brother is known as Lord Oliver Cholmondeley.Earl of Rocksavage of courtesy title who were originally expected in January. The birth took place shortly after Lady Cholmondeley was rushed to Queen Charlotte's Hospital in London, where she was monitored for two weeks. The elder son, Alexander, as heir-apparent to the Marquessate, bears the