FITZWILLIAM, William, 3rd Earl Fitzwilliam [I] (1720-56).
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Family and Education
b. 15 Jan. 1720, o. s. of John, 2nd Earl Fitzwilliam. educ. Eton 1732, Grand Tour (Italy, Germany) 1740. m. 22 June 1744, Lady Anne Wentworth, da. of Thomas Watson Wentworth, 1st Marquess of Rockingham, 2s. 6da. suc. fa. 28 Aug. 1728. cr. Lord Fitzwilliam, Baron Milton [GB] 19 Apr. 1742, Viscount Milton and Earl Fitzwilliam [GB] 6 Sept. 1746.
Custos rot. Peterborough 1741-56; ld. of the bed-chamber to George II 1751-6.
Returned for Peterborough on the Fitzwilliam interest after coming of age, Fitzwilliam was warm in support of Sir