Francis Berkeley, 2nd Baron FitzHardinge
Background and education
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.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Francis Berkeley
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Cheltenham
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Maurice Frederick FitzHardinge Berkeley
Charles Paget FitzHardinge Berkeley