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FitzWilliam, Viscount (I, 1629 - 1833)

 

Creation: let.pat. 5 Aug 1629

 

Extinct: Jan 1833

 

Family name: FitzWilliam

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Arms:

Gules on a Bend cotised Argent three Popinjays Vert beaked and legged Gules

Crest:

In front of a Peacock's Tail proper a Greyhound's Head erased Argent spotted Gules plain collared Or

Supporters:

On either side an Ostrich Argent holding in the beak a Horseshoe Or

Motto:

 Deo Adjuvante, Non Timendum

 

Note: The arms above appear from various entries in Ulster's Office to have been the family arms of FitzWilliam of Mount Merrion, co. Dublin, but it appears from an entry in the Lords' Entries that the 2nd Viscount FitzWilliam, when created Earl of Tyrconnel, adopted the arms of FitzWilliam of Sprotborough (Lozengy Or and Gules), which were used by the subsequent viscounts who succeeded after the earldom expired.

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Thomas [FitzWilliam], 1st Viscount FitzWilliam

son and heir of Richard FitzWilliam, of Mount Merrion, co. Dublin, by his wife Jane Preston, dau. of ..... Preston

born

c. 1581

mar.

23 Aug 1605 Hon Margaret Plunkett, 1st dau. of Oliver [Plunkett], 4th Baron Louth, by his first wife Frances Bagnall, dau. of Sir Nicholas Bagnall, Knight Marshal of Ireland

children

1. Hon Richard FitzWilliam (dvp. sp.), mar. Ellinor Stanihurst Pierce (widow of Sir Henry Pierce, of Shercock, co. Cavan)

2. Hon Oliver FitzWilliam, later 2nd Viscount FitzWilliam later 1st Earl of Tyrconnel

3. Hon Christopher FitzWilliam, mar. Jane Brereton, dau. of ..... Brereton, of Malpas, co. Chester, and had issue:

1a. Alicia FitzWilliam

4. Hon William FitzWilliam, later 3rd Viscount FitzWilliam

died

 

created

5 Aug 1629 Baron FitzWilliam, of Thorncastle in the County of Dublin, and Viscount FitzWilliam, of Merrion in the County of Dublin

suc. by

son

note

knighted 1608;  Sheriff of co. Dublin 1609;  granted 1,000 acres of land in the Barony of Orier, co. Armagh, 1610;  when the 1641 rebellion started, his offer of help to the Lords Justices was refused as he was a Roman Catholic;  he subsequently went to England to assist King Charles I;  he received in 1645 a privy seal docket for the Earldom of Warrington, of which the patent was never perfected;  he was outlawed in Ireland

 

Oliver [FitzWilliam], 2nd Viscount FitzWilliam later 1st Earl of Tyrconnel

born

mar. (1)

Dorothy Brereton, dau. of ..... Brereton, of Malpas, co. Chester

mar. (2)

..... Penruddock, dau. of ..... Penruddock, of Chalk, co. Wiltshire

mar. (3)

Lady Eleanor Holles (dsp. after 1677), dau. of John [Holles], 1st Earl of Clare, by his wife Anne Stanhope, dau. of Sir Thomas Stanhope, of Shelford, co. Nottingham

died

s.p. 10 Apr 1667 (bur. in Donnybrook Church)

created

20 Apr 1661 Earl of Tyrconnel

suc. by

brother

note

he fought for King Charles I at the Battle of Naseby 1645; a Lieut Gen under the Duke of Ormonde, he secured the province of Connaught for King Charles by a victory at Roscommon; restored to his father's estates 1661 and, although having been judged innocent by the Irish Council, received pardon 1663; on his death the Earldom of Tyrconnel became extinct

 

William [FitzWilliam], 3rd Viscount FitzWilliam

born

mar.

Mary Luttrell (in or before 1673), sister and in her issue hrss. of Thomas Luttrell, of Ranagham, co. Westmeath, and dau. of Thomas Luttrell, of Luttrellstown, co. Dublin, by his second wife Hon Alison St Lawrence, dau. of Nicholas [St Lawrence], 10th Baron Howth

children

1. Hon Thomas FitzWilliam, later 4th Viscount FitzWilliam

1. Hon Mary FitzWilliam, mar. May 1685 John Browne, of Clongoosewood, co. Kildare (d. 1693), son and heir of Thomas Browne, barrister-at-law, and had issue

2. Hon Rose FitzWilliam (d. 1 Mar 1744), mar. Christopher Malpas, of Winston, and had issue

3. Hon Margaret FitzWilliam, mar. James Crawley

4. Hon Catharine FitzWilliam, mar. Nicholas Netterville, son of Robert Netterville, of Crucerath, co. Meath

5. Hon Dorothy FitzWilliam, mar. Thomas Magher, of Queen's County

died

in or before 1673

suc. by

son

note

Governor of Whitchurch, co. Shropshire, and Lieut Gen of Shropshire during the Civil War

 

Thomas [FitzWilliam], 4th Viscount FitzWilliam

born

mar. (1)

Mary Stapleton, dau. of Sir Philip Stapleton, of Wighill, co. York, by his wife Frances Hotham, dau. of Sir John Hotham

children by first wife

1. Hon Richard FitzWilliam, later 5th Viscount FitzWilliam

1. Hon ..... FitzWilliam, mar. her first cousin Stephen FitzWilliam Browne, of Castle Browne, co. Kildare, 1st son and heir of John Browne, of Clongoosewood, co. Kildare, by his wife Hon Mary FitzWilliam, 1st dau. of William [FitzWilliam], 3rd Viscount FitzWilliam

mar. (2)

shortly bef. 7 Oct 1699 Elizabeth Pitt, 2nd dau. of George Pitt, of Strathfieldsaye, co. Hampshire, by his wife Lady Jane Sidley, widow of (1) George [Brydges], 6th Baron Chandos, and (2) Sir William Sidley, 4th Bt., of Ailesford, co. Kent, and 2nd dau. of John [Savage], 2nd Earl Rivers, by his first wife Hon Catherine Parker, 2nd dau. and cohrss. in her issue of William [Parker], 13th Baron Morley and 1st Baron Monteagle

only child by second wife

2. Hon Mary FitzWilliam (d. 20 Sep 1752), mar. 11 Mar 1718 George Talbot (d. 12 Dec 1733), yr. brother of Father Gilbert Talbot, de jure 13th Earl of Shrewsbury, and 2nd son of Hon Gilbert Talbot (by his wife Jane Flatsbury, dau. of William Flatsbury), 3rd son of John [Talbot], 10th Earl of Shrewsbury, by his first wife Mary Fortescue, dau. of Sir Francis Fortescue, of Salden Hill, co. Buckingham, by his wife Grace Manners, dau. of Hon Sir John Manners, of Haddon Hall, co. Derby (by his wife Dorothy Vernon, dau. and cohrss. of Sir George Vernon, of Nether Haddon, co. Derby), 2nd son by his second wife of Thomas [Manners], 1st Earl of Rutland, and had issue

died

20 Feb 1704

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Col of a Regiment of Horse and a Commissioner of the Treasury; outlawed in his absence by the Irish Parliament of King James II 1689, but was shortly afterwards restored; had a licence to return to England 1697/8

 

Richard [FitzWilliam], 5th Viscount FitzWilliam, PC

born

c. 1677

mar.

after 26 Feb 1703/4 Frances Shelley, de jure suo jure Baroness Abergavenny, only child of Sir John Shelley, 3rd Bt., of Michaelgrove, co. Sussex, by his first wife Hon Bridget Nevill, only dau. and sole hrss. in her issue of George [Nevill], 1st Baron Abergavenny

children

1. Hon Richard FitzWilliam, later 6th Viscount FitzWilliam and de jure 4th Baron Bergavenny

2. Hon William FitzWilliam, Usher of the Black Rod in the Irish Parliament (bapt. 11 Sep 1712), mar. ..... Bourchier, only dau. of Thomas Bourchier, and had issue:

1a. Julia FitzWilliam (d. 1770)

3. Lieut Gen Hon John FitzWilliam MP, Page of Honour to the Prince of Wales (bapt. 28 Mar 1714; dsp. 17...), mar. Oct 1751 Barbara Chandler, dau. of Rt Rev ..... Chandler DD, Bishop of Durham

1. Hon Mary FitzWilliam, Maid of Honour to Caroline, Princess of Wales (bapt. 8 Sep 1707; d. 13 Feb 1769), mar. (1) 28 Aug 1733 Henry [Herbert], 9th Earl of Pembroke, and (2) Sep 1751 Maj North Ludlow Bernard, and had issue by her first husband

2. Hon Frances FitzWilliam (d. 30 Jul 1789), mar. 18 May 1732 George [Evans], 2nd Baron Carbery, and had issue

died

6 Jun 1743

suc. by

note

conformed to the Established Church and took his seat 1710; Privy Councillor [I]1715; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Fowey 1726/7-34

 

Richard [FitzWilliam], 6th Viscount FitzWilliam and de jure 4th Baron Bergavenny, KB PC

bapt.

24 Jul 1711

mar.

3 May 1744 Catherine Decker (d. 8 Mar 1786), dau. of Sir Matthew Decker, Bt., of Richmond-on-Thames, co. Surrey, by his wife Henrietta Watkins, dau. of Rev Richard Watkins DD, Rector of Wickford, co. Warwick

children

1. Hon Richard FitzWilliam, later 7th Viscount FitzWilliam and de jure 5th Baron Bergavenny

2. Hon William FitzWilliam (dsp. 18...), mar. 25 Aug 1782 ..... Eames, dau. and hrss. of John Eames, Master of the Court of Chancery

3. Hon John FitzWilliam, later 8th Viscount FitzWilliam and de jure 6th Baron Bergavenny

4. Hon Thomas FitzWilliam, later 9th Viscount FitzWilliam and de jure 7th Baron Bergavenny

died

25 May 1776

suc. by

son

note

Cornet, Royal Regiment of Horse 1733; Knight of the Bath 1744; Privy Councillor [I] 1746; Vice-Admiral of Leinster FRS 1747; FSA 1748

 

Richard [FitzWilliam], 7th Viscount FitzWilliam and de jure 5th Baron Bergavenny

born

1 Aug 1745

mar.

4 Feb 1816

died

s.p.

suc. by

brother

note

FRS 1789; Member of Parliament for Wilton 1790-1806; Vice-Admiral of Leinster

 

John [FitzWilliam], 8th Viscount FitzWilliam and de jure 6th Baron Bergavenny

bapt.

21 Oct 1752

died

Oct 1830

suc. by

brother

 

Thomas [FitzWilliam], 9th Viscount FitzWilliam and de jure 7th Baron Bergavenny

bapt.

3 Sep 1755

mar.

Jul 1780 Agnes Macclesfield (d. 15 Jan 1817), dau. of Thomas Macclesfield, of Chesterton, co. Derby

died

s.p. Jan 1833

 

On the death of the 9th Viscount FitzWilliam the Viscountcy of FitzWilliam became extinct and the Barony of Bergavenny fell into abeyance between the descendants of his two aunts, Mary, Countess of Pembroke, and Frances, Lady Carbery.

 

 First written 23 Feb 2012

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