Petty, John, ca. 1706-1761

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PETTY, JOHN, 1ST EARL OF SHELBURNE (I), fifth son of Thomas Fitzmaurice, 1st Earl of Kerry (I), and Anne, only dau. of Sir William Petty MD MP FRS, Romsey, Hampshire; b.; adm. (aged 9) May 1715; in under school list 1719; adm. Middle Temple 3 Jan 1727/8; High Sheriff, co. Kerry 1732-3; MP (I) Co. Kerry 1743 – 7 Oct 1751; assumed surname of Petty in lieu of Fitzmaurice 1751, having inherited the estates of his maternal uncle Henry Petty, 1st Earl of Shelburne (I) (of an earlier creation); created Viscount Fitzmaurice (I) 7 Oct 1751 and Earl of Shelburne (I) 6 Jun 1753; Governor, co. Kerry 1753; Privy Councillor (I) 8 Feb 1754; MP Chipping Wycombe 1754 – 20 May 1760; created Baron Wycombe (GB) 20 May 1760; m. 16 Feb 1734 his cousin Mary, younger dau. of Hon. William Fitzmaurice, Gallane, co. Kerry; d. 14 May 1761.


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Petty-Fitzmaurice, Henry, 1780-1863 (1780-1863)

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Petty-Fitzmaurice, Henry, 1780-1863

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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) 2nd edition



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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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