Lord Henry FitzGerald

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Henry FitzGerald (John Hoppner)

Lord Henry FitzGerald PC (Ire) (30 July 1761 – 9 July 1829) was the fourth son of the 1st Duke of Leinster and the Duchess of Leinster (née Lady Emily Lennox). A younger brother was the revolutionary Lord Edward FitzGerald.


FitzGerald was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Kildare Borough between 1776 and 1783 and represented then Athy between 1790 and 1791. From 1790 to 1798, he sat in the Irish House of Commons for Dublin City. On 8 July 1806, he was appointed to the Privy Council of Ireland, and from 1807 until 1814, Lord Henry served in the Parliament of the United Kingdom for Kildare. He also held the position of one of the joint Postmasters General of Ireland from April 1806 until May 1807.[1] He was a member of the Kildare Street Club in Dublin[2] and died at Boyle Farm, Thames Ditton, on 9 July 1829.


He married Charlotte Boyle Walsingham in London on 3/4 August 1791. Together they lived at Boyle Farm, Thames Ditton. The couple had twelve children; his issue took the surname FitzGerald-de Ros:


  1. ^ "FITZGERALD, Lord Henry (1761-1829), of Boyle Farm, Kent and Thames Ditton, Surrey". Members Biographies. The History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 2014-02-18. 
  2. ^ Thomas Hay Sweet Escott, Club Makers and Club Members (1913), pp. 329–333
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Simon Digby
Sir FitzGerald Aylmer, 6th Bt
Member of Parliament for Kildare Borough
with Simon Digby

Succeeded by
Simon Digby
Robert Graydon
Preceded by
Lord Edward FitzGerald
Thomas Burgh
Member of Parliament for Athy
with Arthur Ormsby

Succeeded by
Frederick John Falkiner
Arthur Ormsby
Preceded by
Nathaniel Warren
Travers Hartley
Member of Parliament for Dublin City
with Henry Grattan

Succeeded by
Arthur Wolfe
John Claudius Beresford
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lord Robert FitzGerald
Robert Latouche
Member of Parliament for Kildare
with Robert Latouche

Succeeded by
Robert Latouche
Lord William FitzGerald