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Shelburne, Earl of (I, 1753)


Creation: let.pat. 6 Jun 1753


Family name: FitzMaurice later Petty later FitzMaurice




See Marquess of Lansdowne



John [FitzMaurice later Petty], 1st Viscount FitzMaurice later 1st Earl of Shelburne

2nd surv. son of Thomas [FitzMaurice], 1st Earl of Kerry, by his wife Hon Anne Petty, sister of Henry [Petty], 1st Earl of Shelburne, and only dau. of Sir William Petty, Acting Surveyor-General of Ireland, by his wife Elizabeth Fenton, suo jure for life Baroness Shelburne, widow of Sir Maurice Fenton, 1st Bt., of Mitchelstown, co. Cork, and 1st dau. of Maj Gen Sir Hardress Waller, of Castletown, co. Limerick, one of the Regicide Judges




16 Feb 1734 his cousin Mary FitzMaurice (d. 9 Dec 1780), 2nd dau. of his paternal uncle Hon William FitzMaurice, of Gallane, co. Kerry, by his wife Deborah Brooke, dau. of Sir John Brooke, 1st Bt., of York


1. Hon William FitzMaurice later Petty, later 2nd Earl of Shelburne later 1st Marquess of Lansdowne

2. Hon Thomas FitzMaurice MP, of Llewenny Hall, co. Denbigh (d. 28 Oct 1793), mar. 21 Dec 1777 Lady Mary O'Brien, suo jure Countess of Orkney, dau. and hrss. of Murrough [O'Brien], 1st Marquess of Thomond, by his wife and cousin Lady Mary O'Brien, suo jure Countess of Orkney, only dau. of William [O'Brien], 4th Earl of Inchiquin, by his wife Lady Anne Hamilton, suo jure Countess of Orkney, 1st dau. and heir of line of George [Hamilton], 1st Earl of Orkney, and had issue


14 May 1761


7 Oct 1751 Baron Dunkerron and Viscount FitzMaurice

6 Jun 1753 Earl of Shelburne

20 May 1760 Baron Wycombe, of Chipping Wycombe in the County of Buckingham [GB]

suc. by



Sheriff of co. Kerry 1732; Member of Parliament (Whig) for co. Kerry 1743-51 and for Chipping Wycombe 1754-60; took the name of Petty in lieu of that of FitzMaurice 1751; Privy Councillor [I] 1753/4; Governor of co. Kerry 1754; Member of Parliament for Chipping Wycombe 1754-60


William [FitzMaurice later Petty], 2nd Earl of Shelburne later 1st Marquess of Lansdowne, KG PC


6 Dec 1784 Viscount Calne and Calstone, Earl Wycombe, of Chipping Wycombe in the County of Buckingham, and Marquess of Lansdowne


The Earldom of Shelburne has been held by the Marquesses of Lansdowne since 6 Dec 1784.


 Last updated 20 Jul 2010



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