A collection of correspondence related
to the career of Sir George Yonge, British Secretary at War.
Sir George Yonge (1731-1812) 5th Baronet, was a British Whig politician and Secretary at
War from 1782 to 1794. Yonge was educated at Eton and Leipzig. From 1766 to 1770 Yonge was
one of the Lords of the Admiralty and from April to July 1782 he was Vice-Treasurer for
Ireland. He became Secretary at War from July 1782 to April 1783 and again from December
1783 to July 1794. Yonge became Master of the Mint and was appointed Governor of the Cape of
New Hope until 1801. He died at Hampton Court at the age of eighty-one in 1812.
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