Bernard FitzPatrick, 2nd Baron Castletown

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Lord Castletown.
1882 Spy caricature of the 2nd Lord Castletown in Vanity Fair.

Bernard Edward Barnaby FitzPatrick, 2nd Baron Castletown KP CMG PC (I) (29 July 1849 – 29 May 1937) was an Irish soldier and Conservative Member of Parliament.

Biography[edit]

Castletown was the only son of John FitzPatrick, 1st Baron Castletown, and his wife Augusta Mary (née Douglas), and was educated at Eton and Brasenose College, Oxford.

He was appointed High Sheriff of Queen's County in 1876. He served in the Life Guards and fought in Egypt in 1882. He also sat as Member of Parliament for Portarlington from 1880 to 1883, when he succeeded his father in the barony and entered the House of Lords. In early 1902 he took part in a special diplomatic mission to promote British interests in Morocco.[1]

Castletown was later Chancellor of the Royal University of Ireland between 1906 and 1910. In 1908 he was made a Knight of the Order of St Patrick and admitted to the Irish Privy Council.

Lord Castletown married the Hon. Emily Ursula Clare St Leger, daughter of the 4th Viscount Doneraile, in 1874. The marriage was childless.

Lord Castletown died on 29 May 1937 at Granston Manor, aged 87, when the barony became extinct.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Latest intelligence - Morocco" The Times (London). Monday, 13 January 1902. (36663), p. 6.
  2. ^ "Lord Castletown Of Upper Ossory." Times [London, England] 1 June 1937: 21. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 8 Sept. 2013.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lionel Dawson-Damer
Member of Parliament for Portarlington
1880–1883
Succeeded by
Robert French-Brewster
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John FitzPatrick
Baron Castletown
1883–1937
Succeeded by
(extinct)