George was styled Lord Bertie from his birth until his accession to the earldom in 1818. Lindsey was of "weak intellect", and posed something of a family problem. After a visit by Lindsey in 1841, George Cruikshank wrote to Charles Dickens (who had given Lindsey a note of introduction) to comment that his wife had at first thought Lindsey "either drunk or mad". As a consequence, his public life was very limited, although on 10 August 1849, he was made a Deputy Lieutenant of Lincolnshire. Upon his death in 1877, he was succeeded by his brother Montague Bertie.
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