Anne FitzPatrick, Countess of Upper Ossory (née Liddell; 1737/8 – 1804) was an English noblewoman and the first wife of Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton. Grafton divorced her while serving as Prime Minister. She was a noted correspondent of Horace Walpole.
FitzPatrick was born in 1737 or 1738 in Derby to Ann and Henry Liddell who was the 4th baronet of Ravensworth.
In 1764, the Duke had a very public affair with the courtesan Nancy Parsons. He kept her at his town house and took her to the opera. This flouting of convention offended society's standards. Her third child General Lord Charles FitzRoy was born in 1764.
After the Duchess had become pregnant by her lover, John FitzPatrick, 2nd Earl of Upper Ossory, she and the Duke were divorced by Act of Parliament, passed 23 March 1769. Three months later, on 24 June 1769, the Duke married Elizabeth Wrottesley (1 November 1745 – 25 May 1822), daughter of the Reverend Sir Richard Wrottesley, Dean of Worcester. Lady Anne married FitzPatrick in 1769.
FitzPatrick died at her house in Grosvenor Square in 1804.
- "Anne Fitzpatrick". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/88658. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
- Romney, George, Portrait of Lady Georgina Smyth and her son 1780c., Philip Mould Historical Portraits Image Library, archived from the original on 3 March 2016
- Chisholm 1911.
- "Augustus FitzRoy". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/9628. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
- Hellicar 1978, p. 28
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