FORTESCUE, Hon. Hugh (1753-1841).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1784 - 10 July 1785

Family and Education

b. 12 Mar. 1753, 1st s. of Matthew, 2nd Baron Fortescue, by Anne, da. of John Campbell of Calder, Nairn, and of Stackpole Court, Pemb. educ. Eton 1764-9; Univ. Coll. Oxf. 1770. m. 10 May 1782, Hester (d. 26 May 1812), da. of George Grenville, 2s. suc. fa. as 3rd Baron 10 July 1785;  cr. Earl Fortescue 1 Sept. 1789.

Offices Held


Returned for Beaumaris by Lord Bulkeley, a great friend of the young Grenvilles, Fortescue adhered to Pitt. There is no record of his having spoken or voted in the House of Commons during the year he sat in it.

He died 16 June 1841.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Sir Lewis Namier