Hugh Fortescue
Hugh Fortescue

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Hugh Fortescue 
1st son of Hugh Fortescue, 1st Earl Fortescue
Date (from)(Date to)Event
13 February 1773 Born
4 August 18049 May 1807M.P. (whig) for Barnstaple
22 July 180728 February 1809M.P. for St Mawes
1808 Ensign, 9th Foot (Peninsular campaign)
7 October 181213 June 1817M.P. for Buckingham
December 1814 Met Napoleon (whom he admired) in Elba
1816 Colonel in East Devon militia
5 June 1817 Fellow of the Royal Society
4 July 1817 Married Lady Susan Ryder (died 30 Jul 1827), daughter of Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby
25 June 181818 March 1820M.P. for Devonshire
18201830M.P. for Tavistock
13 August 183015 December 1832M.P. for Devon
18321839Lord Lieutenant of Devon
15 December 183218 March 1839M.P. for N. Devon
1 March 1839 Called to House of Lords in fathers Barony
1 March 1839 Privy Councilor
April 1839September 1841Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
16 June 1841 Succeeded his father as 2nd Earl Fortescue
26 July 1841 Married Elizabeth (died 4 May 1891), widow of Sir Marcus Somerville, 4rd bart
July 1846March 1850Lord Steward of the (Royal) Household
12 July 1856 K.G. (Knight of the Garter)
14 September 1861 Died

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