Hugh Fortescue (1665–1719)
|Born||2 June 1665|
|Spouse(s)||1 Bridget Boscawen (1692–1708)
2 Lucy Aylmer (
Hugh Fortescue (2 June 1665 – December 1719) was a British politician.
He married Bridget Boscawen (died 1708) on 19 October 1692. The only child (out of eight sons and two daughters) to outlive her father Hugh Boscawen, (1625–1701); she brought money with her marriage increasing Fortescue's fortune. Bridget's mother Margaret was the daughter of Theophilus Clinton, 4th Earl of Lincoln, and was one of the coheirs of the Barony of Clinton upon the death of the 5th Earl in 1692.
They had four children:
- Hugh Fortescue, 1st Earl Clinton (1696–1751), created Baron Clinton in 1721
- Boscawen Fortescue, died unmarried
- Theophilus Fortescue, died unmarried
- Margaret Fortescue, died unmarried on 14 March 1760
After Bridget's death, he married the Honerable Lucy Aylmer, the daughter of Matthew Aylmer, 1st Baron Aylmer (circa 1650–1720).
They had two children:
- Matthew Fortescue, 2nd Baron Fortescue (1719–1785)
- Lucy Fortescue (died 1747), married George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton (1709–1773)
He represented five boroughs in Cornwall from 1689 to 1713. They were Tregony, Grampound, Truro (did not sit), Mitchell and Lostwithiel. Fortescue was not prominent in the House of Commons being jailed for absent on two occasions and as well as a number of non-attendances.
St John the Baptist Church, Hagley, memorial statue to Lucy Lyttelton (née Fortescue, died 1747), the first wife of George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton
- "The Ancestry Of Lord Ebrington, One Of The Candidates For St Ives". The Cornishman (60). 4 September 1879. p. 6.