Hugh Fortescue, 1st Earl Fortescue
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Earl Fortescue's residences were as follows:
Marriage and progeny
Lord Fortescue married Hester Grenville (1767–1847), daughter of the Prime Minister George Grenville, on 10 May 1782. They had nine children:
- Lady Hester Fortescue (d. 1873), married Peter King, 7th Baron King and had issue.
- Hugh Fortescue, 2nd Earl Fortescue (1783–1861)
- Captain Hon. George Mathew Fortescue (1791–1877), married Lady Louisa Ryder, daughter of Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby and had issue.
- Lady Mary Fortescue (15 September 1792, Filleigh, Devon – 12 August 1874, London). Married 15 February 1823 to Sir James Hamlyn Williams of Edwinsford, Carms., and Clovelly, Devon. Buried at Talley, Carms., in the family vault at her special request).
- Rev. Hon. John Fortescue (1796–1869)
- Lady Elizabeth Fortescue (1801–1867), married William Courtenay, 11th Earl of Devon and had issue.
- Lady Catherine Fortescue (1787 – 20 May 1854), said to have been deaf and dumb. She married in 1820 (as his second wife) her lifelong friend Hon. Newton Fellowes (1772 – January 1854), of Eggesford House, Devon, who became in the last year of his life 4th Earl of Portsmouth. They had issue, 1 son (the 5th Earl of Portsmouth b. 1825, from whom all later earls are descended) and three daughters. Her husband's two sons by his first wife both died young and/or unmarried before their father inherited the title.
- Lady Anne Fortescue (died 1864)
- Lady Eleanor Fortescue (1798–1847), chest tomb in Weare Giffard Church, Devon.
- Debrett's Peerage, 1968, p.461
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Axe, Matthew, Chapman, Lesley & Miller, Sharon. The Lost Houses of Eggesford, Eggesford, 1995, pp.18-21
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl Fortescue
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Sir George Warren
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Sir Hugh Williams, Bt
The Earl Poulett
|Lord Lieutenant of Devon
The Viscount Ebrington
Title last held byThe Duke of Bedford
|Vice-Admiral of Devon
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(descended by acceleration)
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