John Fox-Strangways

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Left: Arms of Strangways: Sable, two lions passant paly of six argent and gules. The Earl of Ilchester's arms are Strangways quartering Fox[1]; right: Canting arms of Fox: Ermine, on a chevron azure three fox's heads and necks erased or on a canton of the second a fleur-de-lys of the third

The Hon. John George Charles Fox-Strangways (6 February 1803 – 8 September 1859) was a British diplomat, Whig politician and courtier.


Fox-Strangways was the posthumous third son of Henry Fox-Strangways, 2nd Earl of Ilchester, by his second wife Maria, daughter of the Very Reverend William Digby.[2]

Political career[edit]

Fox-Strangways was elected as the Member of Parliament for (MP) Calne in 1836, a seat he held until 1837,[3] and then represented Dorset until 1841.[4] He was also in the Foreign Office and served as a Gentleman Usher to Queen Adelaide.[2]


Fox-Strangways married Amelia, daughter of Edward Marjoribanks, in 1844. Their son, Henry, succeeded in the earldom of Ilchester in 1865. Fox-Strangways died in September 1859, aged 56. His wife died in September 1886.[2]


  1. ^ Montague-Smith, P.W. (ed.), Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Companionage, Kelly's Directories Ltd, Kingston-upon-Thames, 1968, p.607, Earl of Ilchester
  2. ^ a b c - Person Page 6005
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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
The Earl of Kerry
Member of Parliament for Calne
Succeeded by
The Earl of Shelburne
Preceded by
Lord Ashley
Hon. William Ponsonby
Henry Charles Sturt
Member of Parliament for Dorset
With: Lord Ashley
Henry Charles Sturt
Succeeded by
Lord Ashley
Henry Charles Sturt
George Bankes