Stephen Fox, 2nd Baron Holland

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Stephen Fox, 2nd Baron Holland, of Holland, 2nd Baron Holland, of Foxley, MP (20 February 1745 – 26 December 1774) was briefly a British peer.

Fox was the eldest son of the 1st Baron Holland and his wife, Caroline Fox, 1st Baroness Holland. Stephen and his younger brother, Charles James, were a great trial to their parents because of their gambling and other habits. He was educated at Eton College and on 20 April 1766, married Lady Mary FitzPatrick, a daughter of the 1st Earl of Upper Ossory. When his father died on 1 July 1774, Stephen inherited his title and then his mother's upon her death three weeks later. Stephen Fox himself died only five months later and his titles were inherited by his only son, Henry.

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Hon. Edward Bouverie
Samuel Eyre
Member of Parliament for Salisbury
1768–1774
With: Hon. Edward Bouverie 1768–1771
Viscount Folkestone 1771–1774
Succeeded by
Viscount Folkestone
William Hussey
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Henry Fox
Baron Holland
(of Foxley)
1774
Succeeded by
Henry Fox
Preceded by
Caroline Fox
Baron Holland
(of Holland)
1774