Maurice Roche, 6th Baron Fermoy

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Patrick Maurice Burke Roche, 6th Baron Fermoy (11 October 1967) is a British peer. [1]

He is the eldest son of Edmund Roche, 5th Baron Fermoy and his wife, Lavinia Pitman.

He was educated at Eton College, and served in the Blues and Royals. He also worked as a pub manager at the Windsor Castle pub in Campden Hill, London.

Lord Fermoy is a first cousin of Diana, Princess of Wales. He was Page of Honour to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother between 1982 and 1984. He inherited the title of 6th Baron Fermoy when his father died in 1984.

Marriage and children[edit]

On 26 March 1998, he married Tessa Fiona Kayll, daughter of Major David Pelham Kayll and his wife, Sheila Morrison.

They have two daughters:

  • The Hon. Arabella Elizabeth Burke Roche, born 18 March 1999
  • The Hon. Eliza Lavinia Burke Roche, born 9 November 2000

As Lord Fermoy has no sons, his heir is his younger brother, Edmund Hugh Burke Roche.



Arms of Maurice Roche, 6th Baron Fermoy
A Coronet of a Baron
Standing on a Rock proper an Osprey or Sea Eagle with wings displayed Argent collared gemelle Azure membered Or holding a Roach in its claw
Gules three Roach naiant in pale Argent a Canton of the last
Dexter: A Lion Erminois gorged with a Collar Sable therefrom pendent an Escutcheon Gules charged with three Roach naiant in pale Argent; Sinister: A Greyhound Pean gorged with a Collar Or therefrom pendent an Escutcheon per pale of the second and Gules charged with three Lions passant guardant in pale counterchanged
Mon Dieu Est Ma Roche (My God is my rock)


Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Edmund Roche
Baron Fermoy
Succeeded by