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Amherst William Pitt

Amherst, William Pitt, Earl Amherst, of Montreal, Kent, nephew of the foregoing, whom he succeeded in the barony, was born in 1773. After holding several court appointments he was sent out to China in 1816 to effect a commercial treaty with that empire. His reception at Pekin was so discouraging that he returned immediately. He was Governor-General of India from 1823 to 1828, and was created an earl in 1826. He died in 1857.