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Upper Ossory, Earl of (I, 1751 - 1818)


Creation: let.pat. 5 Oct 1751


Extinct: 1 Feb 1818


Family name: Fitzpatrick




Sable a Saltire Argent on a Chief of the second three Fleurs-de-lis Or


A Dragon reguardant Vert surmounted of a Lion guardant dexter paw resting on the dragon's head and tail extended Sable


On either side a Lion Sable collared chained and ducally crowned Or


 Fortis Sub Forte Fatiscet



John [Fitzpatrick], 2nd Baron Gowran later 1st Earl of Upper Ossory

1st son and heir of Richard [Fitzpatrick], 1st Baron Gowran, by his wife Anne Robinson, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir John Robinson, 2nd Bt., of Farming Woods, co. Northampton




30 Jun 1744 Lady Evelyn Leveson-Gower (b. 26 Jan 1724/5; mar. (2) 6 Feb 1759 Richard Vernon MP, of Hilton, co. Stafford (d. 16 Sep 1800);  d. 12 Apr 1763;  bur. at Montauban, France), 6th dau. of John [Leveson-Gower], 1st Earl Gower, by his first wife Lady Evelyn Pierrepont, 3rd dau. by his first wife of Evelyn [Pierrepont], 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull


1. Hon John Fitzpatrick, later 2nd Earl of Upper Ossory

2. Gen Hon Richard Fitzpatrick MP, served with distinction in the American War 1777-78, Chief Secretary for Ireland 1782, Secretary for War 1783 and 1806-07 (b. 24 Jan 1747/8; d. 25 Apr 1813)

1. Lady Mary Fitzpatrick (d. 6 Oct 1778), mar. 20 Apr 1766 Stephen [Fox], 2nd Baron Holland, and had issue

2. Lady Louisa Fitzpatrick (b. 1755; d. 7 Aug 1789), mar. 19 Jul 1779 as his second wife William [FitzMaurice later Petty], 1st Marquess of Lansdowne, and had issue


23 Sep 1758 (bur. at Grafton Underwood, co. Northampton)


5 Oct 1751 Earl of Upper Ossory, in the Queen's County

suc. by



suc. his father as 2nd Baron Gowran 9 Jun 1727;  on his mother's death 1744 suc. to the estates of Farming Woods, Brigstock, and Grafton Underwood, co. Northampton;  Master Forester of Farming Woods in the Forest of Rockingham 1745;  Member of Parliament (Whig) for Bedfordshire 1753-58


John [Fitzpatrick], 2nd Earl of Upper Ossory


2 May 1745


26 May 1769 Hon Anne FitzRoy (b. 1737; former wife of Augustus Henry [FitzRoy], 3rd Duke of Grafton; d. 24 Feb 1804; bur. at Grafton Underwood, co. Northampton), dau. and hrss. of Henry [Liddell], 1st Baron Ravensworth, by his wife Anne Delmé, only dau. of Sir Peter Delmé, Lord Mayor of London 1723-24


1. Lady Mary Fitzpatrick (b. 24 Feb 1770; d. an infant)

2. Lady Gertrude Fitzpatrick (b. Aug 1774; d. 30 Sep 1841)

3. Lady Anne Fitzpatrick (b. 10 Feb 1774 (?sic); d. 14 Dec 1841)


s.p.m.legit. 1 Feb 1818 (bur. at Grafton Underwood, co. Northampton)


9 Aug 1794 Baron Upper Ossory, of Ampthill in the County of Bedford (Peerage of Great Britain)


Member of Parliament (Whig) for Bedfordshire 1767-94; Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire 1771-1818; FRS 1780; FSA 1793


On the death of the 2nd Earl of Upper Ossory the Earldom of Upper Ossory became extinct. The 2nd Earl has several illegitimate children, including John Wilson later Wilson-Fitzpatrick, who in 1869 was created Baron Castletown.


 First written 12 Oct 2007



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