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Castletown, Baron (UK, 1869 - 1937)


Creation: let.pat. 10 Dec 1869


Extinct: 4 29 May 1937


Family name: FitzPatrick




Sable a Saltire Argent on a Chief Azure three Fleur-de-lis Or all within a Bordure wavy of the second


A Dragon on its back proper surmounted by a Lion passant Sable the whole debruised by a Bendlet sinister wavy Argent


On either side a Lion Sable ducally crowned collared and chained Or each charged on the shoulder with three Fleur-de-lis one and two Or


 Ceart Laidir Abu (Might and right for ever)



John [Wilson later Fitzpatrick], 1st Baron Castletown, PC

illegitimate son of John [Fitzpatrick], 2nd Earl of Upper Ossory


23 Sep 1811


5 May 1830 Augusta Mary Douglas (b. c. 1810; d. 3 Jun 1899), dau. of Rev Archibald Edward Douglas of Carnalloway and Outragh, Rector of Coote Hill, co. Monaghan, by his wife Lady Susan Murray, 2nd dau. of John [Murray], 4th Earl of Dunmore


1. Hon Bernard Edward Barnaby Fitzpatrick, later 2nd Baron Castletown

1. Hon Gertrude Fitzpatrick (d. 25 Jan 1912), mar. 9 Sep 1862 Edward Randal Skeffington Smyth, of Mount Henry, Queen's County (d. 25 Dec 1897), and had issue

2. Hon Augusta Frederica Anne Fitzpatrick (d. 24 Feb 1903), mar. (1) 30 Jan 1851 Lt Col Hon Thomas Vesey Dawson (b. 1819; d. 5 Nov 1854), 2nd son of Richard Thomas [Dawson], 2nd Baron Cremorne, by his wife Anne Elizabeth Emily Whaley, 3rd dau. of John Whaley, of Whaley Abbey, co. Wicklow, and (2) 9 Oct 1856 Charles Magniac MP (d. 23 Nov 1891), and had issue by both husbands

3. Hon Florence Virginia Fox Fitzpatrick (d. 5 Mar 1912), mar. 29 Jul 1858 Gen Sir George Wentworth Higginson GCB GCVO (d. 1 Feb 1927), and had issue

4.Hon Cecilia Emily Emma Fitzpatrick (dsp. 3 Nov 1918), mar. 16 Jun 1868 Hon Lewis Strange Wingfield (b. 25 Feb 1842; dsp. 12 Nov 1891), 3rd son of Richard [Wingfield], 3rd Viscount Powerscourt, by his wife and cousin Lady Elizabeth Frances Charlotte Jocelyn, 1st dau. by his first wife of Robert [Jocelyn], 3rd Earl of Roden

5. Hon Edith Susan Esther Fitzpatrick (d. 1 Dec 1906), mar. 1 Nov 1862 as his second wife her first cousin once removed Rt Hon Sir Charles Augustus Murray KCB, Master of the Household and Extra Groom in Waiting to Queen Victoria 1838-44, Secretary of the Legation at Naples 1844, Consul-General in Egypt 1846-53, Minister at Berne 1853-54, Envoy and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Court of Persia 1854-59, Minister at the Court of Saxony 1859-66 and at Lisbon 1866-74, Privy Councillor 1875 (b. 22 Nov 1806; d. 3 Jun 1895), 2nd son of George [Murray], 5th Earl of Dunmore, by his wife and cousin Lady Susan Hamilton, 3rd dau. of Archibald [Hamilton], 9th Duke of Hamilton, and had issue

6. Hon Olivia Douglas Amy Fitzpatrick (d. 22 May 1895), mar. 27 Mar 1865 Maj Sir John Gage Saunders Sebright, 9th Bt., and had issue


22 Jan 1883


10 Dec 1869 Baron Castletown, of Upper Ossory in the Queen's County

suc. by



suc. his father 1818 in his Irish estates of Grantstown Manor and Lisduff in Queen's County, and also Grafton Underwood in Northamptonshire; Sheriff of Queen's County 1836; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Queen's County 1837-41, 1847-52 and 1865-69; took the name and arms of FitzPatrick by Royal Warrant 1842; Privy Councillor [I] 1848; Lord Lieutenant of Queen's County 1855-83


Bernard Edward Barnaby [Fitzpatrick], 2nd Baron Castletown, KP CMG PC


29 Jul 1848


23 Apr 1874 Hon Emily Ursula Clare St Leger (b. 18 Jul 1853; dsp. 11 Mar 1927), only surv. dau. and hrss. of Hayes [St Leger], 4th Viscount Doneraille, by his wife Mary Ann Grace Louisa Lenox-Conyngham, only dau. of George Lenox-Conyngham, Chief Clerk of the Foreign Office


s.p. 29 May 1937


Officer in the 1st Life Guards 1871-74 and served with them in Egypt 1882; Sheriff of Queen's County 1876; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Portarlington 1880-83; CMG 1902; Chancellor of the Royal University of Ireland 1906-10; Knight of St Patrick 1908; Privy Councillor [I] 1908


On the death of the 2nd Baron Castletown the Barony of Castletown became extinct.


 Last updated 26 Sep 2006



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