William FitzMaurice (MP)

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The Hon. William Edward FitzMaurice (21 March 1805 – 18 June 1889)[1] was a British Conservative Party[2] politician.


FitzMaurice was the son of John FitzMaurice, Viscount Kirkwall, (son of the Hon. Thomas FitzMaurice who was the younger son of John Petty, 1st Earl of Shelburne and younger brother of Prime Minister William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne) and his wife Mary FitzMaurice, 4th Countess of Orkney, daughter of Murrough O'Brien, 1st Marquess of Thomond and Mary O'Brien, 3rd Countess of Orkney. His mother was the Hon. Anna Maria, daughter of John Blaquiere, 1st Baron de Blaquiere, while Thomas FitzMaurice, 5th Earl of Orkney was his elder brother.

Political career[edit]

FitzMaurice was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Buckinghamshire at an unopposed by-election in July 1842.[3] He held the seat until the 1847 general election,[1] when he did not stand for re-election.[2]


FitzMaurice was twice married. He married firstly Hester, daughter of Henry Harford, in 1837. After her death in August 1859 he married secondly Anne Louisa, daughter of John Hatton, in 1870. He died in June 1889, aged 84.


  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 6)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 355. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  3. ^ "No. 20121". The London Gazette. 19 July 1842. p. 1989. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir William Young, Bt
Caledon du Pré
Charles Scott-Murray
Member of Parliament for Buckinghamshire
With: Caledon du Pré 1824–1847
Charles Scott-Murray 1842–1845
Christopher Tower 1845–1847
Succeeded by
Caledon du Pré
Hon. Charles Cavendish
Benjamin Disraeli