Francis Berkeley, 2nd Baron FitzHardinge

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Francis William FitzHardinge Berkeley, 2nd Baron FitzHardinge FSA (16 November 1826 – 28 June 1896), was a British Liberal Party politician.

Background and education[edit]

FitzHardinge was the eldest son of Admiral Maurice Berkeley, 1st Baron FitzHardinge, and Lady Charlotte, daughter of Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond. He was educated at Rugby.


FitzHardinge was a Captain in the Royal Horse Guards and sat as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Cheltenham between 1856 and 1865. Two years later he succeeded his father in the barony and was enabled to take a seat in the House of Lords. He was also a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.


Lord FitzHardinge married Georgina, daughter of William Holme-Sumner, in 1857. The marriage was childless. He died in London in June 1896, aged 69, and was succeeded in the peerage by his younger brother, Charles. Lady FitzHardinge died in July 1897, aged 66.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Grenville Berkeley
Member of Parliament for Cheltenham
Succeeded by
Charles Schreiber
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Maurice Frederick FitzHardinge Berkeley
Baron FitzHardinge
Succeeded by
Charles Paget FitzHardinge Berkeley