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FitzHardinge, Earl (UK, 1841 - 1857)
Creation: let.pat. 17 Aug 1841
Extinct: 10 Oct 1857
Family name: Berkeley
See Earl of Berkeley
William FitzHardinge [Berkeley], 1st Baron Segrave later 1st Earl FitzHardinge
1st son and heir of Frederick Augustus [Berkeley], 5th Earl of Berkeley, by his mistress and later wife Mary Cole, dau. of William Cole, of Wotton, co. Gloucester
26 Dec 1786
10 Oct 1857
10 Sep 1831 Baron Segrave, of Berkeley Castle in the County of Gloucester
17 Aug 1841 Earl FitzHardinge
Member of Parliament (Whig) for Gloucestershire 1810-11; on his father's death 8 Aug 1810 he succeeded to the family estates but was refused a writ of summons as a Peer as his legitimacy had not been proved; Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire 1836-57
On the death of the 1st Earl FitzHardinge the Earldom of FitzHardinge and the Barony of Segrave became extinct.
First written 7 Apr 2005
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