Fitzpatrick, Richard, 1748-1813

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FITZPATRICK, HON. RICHARD, brother of John Fitzpatrick, 2nd Earl of Upper Ossory (qv); b. 24 Jan 1747/8; in school list 1764; Page of Honour to Queen Charlotte Sep 1761 – Sep 1765; according to his old schoolfellow, George O’Brien Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont (qv), “he was a page : and as in those days courts were very frequent, a great part of his time [while at school] was lost in sedan-chairs, and drawing-rooms, and in the necessary preparation of powder and pomatum” (Lord John Russell, Memorials and Correspondence of C. J. Fox, 1853, I, 9); left Christmas 1764; Ensign, 1st Foot Guards 10 Jul 1765; Military Academy, Caen 1767; Grand Tour (before 1770, when elected member Society of Dilettanti); Lieut. and Capt., 13 Sep 1772; served in American war 1777-8; Capt. and Lieut. -Col., 23 Jan 1778; Col. in the Army 20 Nov 1782; ADC to George III 16 Nov 1782; ret. 11 Apr 1783; Maj-Gen., 12 Oct 1793; Lieut. -Gen., 1 Jan 1798; Gen., 25 Sep 1803; Col., 11th Foot, 20 Apr 1806 – Feb 1807, 47th Foot from 25 Feb 1807; MP Okehampton 20 Oct 1770-4, Tavistock 1774-1807, Bedfordshire 1807-12, Tavistock from 1812; Chief Secreatary for Ireland Apr - Aug 1782; Privy Councillor (I) 4 May 1782; LLD Trinity Coll. Dublin 18 May 1782; MP (I) Maryborough 1782-3; Secretary at War Apr - Dec 1783; Privy Councillor 14 Apr 1783; again Secretary at War Feb 1806- Mar 1807, combining post with that of Lieut. -Gen. of the Ordnance; intimate friend and political ally of Charles James Fox; one of the authors of The Rolliad; d. 25 Apr 1813. DNB.


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Fitzpatrick, John, 1745-1818 (1745-1818)

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Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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