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FitzHardinge, Earl (UK, 1841 - 1857)

 

Creation: let.pat. 17 Aug 1841

 

Extinct: 10 Oct 1857

 

Family name: Berkeley

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Arms:

See Earl of Berkeley

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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

born

26 Dec 1786

died

10 Oct 1857

created

10 Sep 1831 Baron Segrave, of Berkeley Castle in the County of Gloucester

17 Aug 1841 Earl FitzHardinge

note

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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