John Pitt was born 1698 to Thomas Pitt (1653-1726) and Jane Innes (c1625-1727) and died 9 February 1744 of unspecified causes. He married Mary Belasyse (c1695-1744) 4 April 1721 .

John Pitt (1698-1754) was a British politician, soldier and colonial administrator. Pitt was the youngest son of Governor Thomas "Diamond" Pitt who made a fortune while in India and returned to Britain to found a political dynasty. John attended Eton College, and went into the army. He rose to the rank of Leuitenant Colonel and served as an aide-de-camp to George I. He served as a Member of Parliament. He was cut out of his father's will after a dispute. From 1728 to 1737 he served as Governor of Bermuda.

John was the brother-in-law of James Stanhope, 1st Earl Stanhope, the effective Prime Minister between 1717 and 1721, and the uncle of William Pitt. He was married to Mary Belasyse, the daughter of the Viscount Fauconberg.

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