George Wentworth-FitzWilliam

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The Hon. George Wentworth-FitzWilliam (3 May 1817 – 4 March 1874), was a British politician.


Wentworth-FitzWilliam was a younger son of Charles Wentworth-FitzWilliam, 5th Earl FitzWilliam, and Mary, daughter of Thomas Dundas, 1st Baron Dundas. William Wentworth-FitzWilliam, 6th Earl FitzWilliam and Charles Wentworth-FitzWilliam were his brothers.

Political career[edit]

Wentworth-FitzWilliam was Member of Parliament (MP) for Richmond in 1841 and for Peterborough between 1841 and 1859. He served as High Sheriff of Northamptonshire for 1866.[1]


Wentworth-FitzWilliam married Alice Louisa, daughter of the Hon. George Anson, in 1865. They had several children, including George Charles FitzWilliam, father of William Wentworth-FitzWilliam, 10th and last Earl FitzWilliam. Wentworth-FitzWilliam died in March 1874, aged 56. His wife survived him by five years and died in January 1879.


  1. ^ "No. 23066". The London Gazette. 3 February 1866. p. 637. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Alexander Speirs
Sir Robert Dundas
Member of Parliament for Richmond
With: Sir Robert Dundas
Succeeded by
Hon. John Dundas
William Colborne
Preceded by
Sir Robert Heron, Bt
John Nicholas Fazakerley
Member of Parliament for Peterborough
With: Sir Robert Heron, Bt 1841–1847
Hon. William Cavendish 1847–1852
Hon. Richard Watson 1852
George Hammond Whalley 1852–1853
Thomson Hankey 1853–1857
Succeeded by
Thomson Hankey
George Hammond Whalley