FITZPATRICK, John, 1st Earl of Upper Ossory [I] (?1719-58), of Ampthill, Beds.
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Family and Education
b. ?1719, 1st s. of Richard Fitzpatrick, 1st Baron Gowran [I], by Anne, da. and coh. of Sir John Robinson, 2nd Bt., of Farmingwoods, Northants. educ. Queen’s, Oxf. 16 June 1735, aged 15. m. 30 June 1744, Lady Evelyn Leveson Gower, da. of John, 1st Earl Gower, sis. of Gertrude (w. of John, 4th Duke of Bedford) and of Lord Trentham and Hon. Richard Leveson Gower, 2s. 2da. suc. fa. as 2nd Baron 9 June 1727; and mother in the estates of Farmingwoods and Ampthill 1744; cr. Earl of Upper Ossory [I] 5 Oct. 1751.
Fitzpatrick inherited extensive Irish estates from his father, and from his mother Ampthill, which she had purchased in 1736. He bought the manor of Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire, in 1741. At a by-election in 1753 he was put up by his brother-in-law, the Duke of Bedford, for the county, which he represented till his death, 23 Sept. 1758.