Sir William Fitzwilliam,
Sir William Fitzwilliam, Knt.,
William Fitzwilliam, 1st Baron Fitzwilliam,
cr Baron 1620,
William Fitzwilliam, 2nd Baron Fitzwilliam,
William Fitzwilliam, 1st Earl Fitzwilliam,
cr Earl 1716 in Irish peerage,
John Fitzwilliam, 2nd Earl Fitzwilliam,
William Fitzwilliam, 3rd Earl Fitzwilliam, born 1719,
mar Anne Watson-Wentworth [dau of Thomas Watson-Wentworth, 1st Marquess of Rockingham],
created 1st Earl Fitzwilliam in English peerage 1746,
died 1756, age 37 yrs,
William Fitzwilliam, 4th Earl Fitzwilliam, born 1748.
He succ 1756.
Inherited the Watson-Wentworth seat, Wentworth Woodhouse in Yorkshire. He added to it.
Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland Dec 1794.
With Grattan he wanted to offer total Catholic emancipation. He was recalled Mar 1795, before 1798 Rising.
Irish seat at Coollattin, Co.Wicklow. See [Irish Country Houses].
He also rebuilt Carnew Castle, Co.Wicklow. See [Irish Country Houses].
He failed to inherit the Irish Fitzwilliam estates 1816.
He died 1833, age 85 yrs. See DIB.
4th Earl had issue:
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