The Earl De La Warr
Lord Chamberlain
In office
Prime MinisterSir Robert Peel, Bt
Preceded byThe Earl of Uxbridge
Succeeded byThe Earl Spencer
In office
Prime MinisterThe Earl of Derby
Preceded byThe Marquess of Breadalbane
Succeeded byThe Viscount Sydney
Personal details
Born26 October 1791 (1791-10-26)
Died23 February 1869 (1869-02-24) (aged 77)
Political partyConservative
(m. after 1813)
Children10 (see below)
Parent(s)John West, 4th Earl De La Warr
Catherina Lyell
Alma materBrasenose College, Oxford

George John Sackville-West, 5th Earl de la Warr, PC (26 October 1791 – 23 February 1869), styled Viscount Cantelupe until 1795, was a British courtier and Tory politician.


Sackville-West was the son of John West, 4th Earl De La Warr and Catherina Lyell, daughter of Henry Lyell, a naturalized British subject (born Henrik Leijel of the Swedish noble family Leijel, nr. 1531). He succeeded his father in the earldom in 1795 at the age of three.

Political career

Lord De La Warr served as Lord Chamberlain of the Household under Sir Robert Peel between 1841 and 1846 and under Lord Derby between 1858 and 1859. He was sworn of the Privy Council in 1841.[1]


Lord De La Warr married Lady Elizabeth Sackville, daughter of John Sackville, 3rd Duke of Dorset, on 21 June 1813. They had ten children, nine of whom lived into maturity:


  1. ^ "No. 20019". The London Gazette. 17 September 1841. p. 2315.

"The Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire as at Present Existing,..." by Edmund Lodge, 1892, p. 179

Political offices Preceded byThe Earl of Uxbridge Lord Chamberlain 1841–1846 Succeeded byThe Earl Spencer Preceded byThe Marquess of Breadalbane Lord Chamberlain 1858–1859 Succeeded byThe Viscount Sydney Peerage of Great Britain Preceded byJohn Richard West Earl De La Warr 1795–1869 Succeeded byCharles Richard Sackville-West