George FitzMaurice, 6th Earl of Orkney

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FitzMaurice, then Viscount Kirkwall, in the Crimea as a captain in the 71st Highlanders.

George William Hamilton FitzMaurice, 6th Earl of Orkney KCMG (6 May 1827 – 21 October 1889), styled as Viscount Kirkwall until 1877, was a soldier and Scottish nobleman.[1]

George FitzMaurice was the son of Thomas FitzMaurice, 5th Earl of Orkney and the Hon. Charlotte Irby. He married Amelia de Samuel in London in 1872. They had no children.[2]

He joined the 71st Highlanders Regiment as a Captain from the 92nd Regiment in 1853 and saw action in the Crimea in 1855. He transferred to the Scots Fusilier Guards in 1856 and retired in 1857.

On his death in London, the title passed to his nephew, Edmond FitzMaurice, 7th Earl of Orkney.[3]


  1. ^ Allibone, Samuel Austin; Kirk, John Foster. A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors: Living and Deceased, from the Earliest Accounts to the Latter Half of the Nineteenth Century : Containing Over Forty-six Thousand Articles (authors), with Forty Indexes of Subjects. J.B. Lippincott. p. 599. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage. Burke's Peerage Limited. 1885. p. 1026. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Obituary: The Earl of Orkney". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 23 August 1951. p. 8. 

Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Thomas FitzMaurice
Earl of Orkney
Succeeded by
Edmond FitzMaurice