Charles FitzGerald, 4th Duke of Leinster

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Charles William FitzGerald, 4th Duke of Leinster, PC (30 March 1819 – 10 February 1887), styled Marquess of Kildare until 1874, was an Irish peer and politician.

Background[edit]

Leinster was born in Dublin, Ireland. He was the son of Augustus FitzGerald, 3rd Duke of Leinster and Lady Charlotte Augusta Stanhope.

Political career[edit]

Leinster was High Sheriff of Kildare for 1843 and Member of Parliament for Kildare from 1847 to 1852.[1]

Death[edit]

He died in Carton House.

Family[edit]

Leinster married Lady Caroline Sutherland-Leveson-Gower (15 April 1827 - Kilkea Castle, 13 May 1887), daughter of George Granville Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, 2nd Duke of Sutherland and Lady Harriet Elizabeth Georgiana Howard, on 12 or 13 October 1847 at Trentham, Staffordshire, England. They had 15 children:

  • Lady Geraldine FitzGerald (c. 1848 – 15 November 1867)
  • Lady Mabel FitzGerald (c. 1849 – 13 September 1850)
  • Gerald FitzGerald, 5th Duke of Leinster (16 August 1851 – 1 December 1893)
  • Lord Maurice FitzGerald (Carton, 16 December 1852 - Johnstown Castle, 24 April 1901), married at Longford on 13 April 1880 Lady Adelaide Forbes (Dublin, 21 August 1860 - 18 November 1942).
  • Lady Alice FitzGerald (Carton, 12 December 1853 - 16 December 1941), married at Carton House on 2 May 1882 Sir Charles John Oswald FitzGerald (1840–1912); their daughter Mabel was later alleged to have been the secret wife of Alfred, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
  • Lady Eva FitzGerald (Kilkea Castle, 11 January 1855 – 13 February 1931), unmarried and without issue
  • Lady Mabel FitzGerald (Kilkea Castle, 16 December 1855 – 8 December 1939), unmarried and without issue
  • Major Lord Frederick FitzGerald (18 January 1857 – 8 March 1924), unmarried and without issue
  • Lord Walter FitzGerald (22 January 1858 – 31 July 1923), Captain 60th Rifles,[2] unmarried and without issue
  • Lord Charles FitzGerald (Kilkea Castle, 20 August 1859 - 28 June 1928), married in Calcutta on 21 November 1887 Alice Sidonia Claudius (died July 1909).
  • Lord George FitzGerald (16 February 1862 – 23 February 1924)
  • Lord Henry FitzGerald (Kilkea Castle, 9 August 1863 - 31 May 1955), married in Taplow on 21 January 1891 Inez Charlotte Grace Boteler (Taplow, 18__ - 1967).
  • Lady Nesta FitzGerald (Kilkea Castle, 5 April 1865 – 7 December 1944), unmarried and without issue
  • Lady Margaret FitzGerald (c. 1866 – 26 October 1867)
  • Lord Robert FitzGerald (23 December 1868 – 23 December 1868)

Works[edit]

  • The Earls of Kildare and their Ancestors: From 1057 to 1773. Hodges, Smith & Co., Dublin 1858.

References[edit]

  • [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 1629.
  • Ducal House of Leinster

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Archbold
Richard More O'Ferrall
Member of Parliament for Kildare
18471852
With: Richard Southwell Bourke 1847–March 1852
William Henry Ford Cogan March 1852–July 1852
Succeeded by
David O'Connor Henchy
William Henry Ford Cogan
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Augustus FitzGerald
Duke of Leinster
1874–1887
Succeeded by
Gerald FitzGerald