Edmond Roche, 1st Baron Fermoy

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Edmond Burke Roche
Born August 1815
Died 17 September 1874(1874-09-17) (aged 59)
Title 1st Baron Fermoy
Tenure 1855–1874
Known for Great-great-grandfather of Diana, Princess of Wales
Nationality British
Offices Lord Lieutenant of County Cork
Successor Edward Roche, 2nd Baron Fermoy
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Caroline Boothby
Parents Edward Roche
Margaret Honoria Curtain

Edmond Burke Roche, 1st Baron Fermoy (August 1815 – 17 September 1874) was an Irish politician in the British parliament and an Irish peer. His direct ancestor was Maurice FitzEdmund Roche, Mayor of Cork d 1593

Fermoy was the son of Edward Roche and Margaret Honoria Curtain. He was elected to the House of Commons for County Cork in 1837, a seat he held until 1855, and then represented Marylebone between 1859 and 1865. In 1865 he was raised to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Fermoy by Queen Victoria. From 1856 to 1874 he also served as Lord Lieutenant of County Cork.

Lord Fermoy married Elizabeth Caroline Boothby, daughter of James Brownell Boothby, in 1848. He died in September 1874, aged 59, buried in Whitegate, County Cork and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son Edward. Lady Fermoy died in 1897. James Burke Roche, 3rd Baron Fermoy was also their son. Lord and Lady Fermoy's grandson Edmund Roche, 4th Baron Fermoy, was the maternal grandfather of Diana, Princess of Wales.



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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Garrett Standish Barry
Richard Longfield
Member of Parliament for County Cork
with Garrett Standish Barry 1837–1841
Daniel O'Connell 1841–1847
Maurice Power 1847–1852
Vincent Scully 1852–1855

Succeeded by
Vincent Scully
Rickard Deasy
Preceded by
Sir Benjamin Hall
Edwin James
Member of Parliament for Marylebone
with Edwin James 1859–1861
John Harvey Lewis 1861–1865

Succeeded by
John Harvey Lewis
Sir Thomas Chambers
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Bandon
Lord Lieutenant of Cork
Succeeded by
The Earl of Bandon
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Baron Fermoy
Succeeded by
Edward Roche