Chichester Fortescue (Ulster)

Sir Chichester Fortescue (7 June 1750 – 22 March 1820) was an Irish admiral and member of parliament.

Chichester Fortescue
Ulster King of Arms
In office
Member of Parliament
for Trim
In office
Personal details
Born7 June 1750
Died22 March 1820
OccupationNaval officer and politician
AwardsKnight bachelor
Military service
AllegianceKingdom of Great Britain
Branch/serviceRoyal Navy
Years of servicec.1773–1799
CommandsHMS Scourge
HMS Grana
Battles/warsAmerican Revolutionary War

The son of Chichester Fortescue by his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Wesley, 1st Baron Mornington (through whom he was a first cousin of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington), he represented Trim in the Irish House of Commons from 1798 to the Act of Union 1800. He also served as Ulster King of Arms, succeeding his younger brother Gerald in 1788, and was knighted on 21 February that year by the Lord Lieutenant, Lord Buckingham.[1]

His daughter Frances married George Hamilton, as his second wife.[2]


  1. ^ William Arthur Shaw, The Knights of England, Volume II (London, 1906) page 300
  2. ^ Stephen, Leslie; Lee, Sidney, eds. (1890). "Hamilton, George (1783-1830)" . Dictionary of National Biography. Vol. 24. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
Heraldic offices
Preceded by Ulster King of Arms
Succeeded by
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Trim
With: William Arthur Crosbie
Succeeded by
Constituency disenfranchised