John Fitzwilliam, 2nd Earl Fitzwilliam

John Fitzwilliam, 2nd Earl Fitzwilliam MP (circa 1685 – 28 August 1728) of Milton, near Peterborough was an English peer and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1710 to 1728. The peerage was in the Peerage of Ireland.

The Earl FitzWilliam
2nd Earl Fitzwilliam
Milton Abbey, Northamptonshire (1818)
PredecessorWilliam Fitzwilliam, 1st Earl Fitzwilliam
SuccessorWilliam Fitzwilliam, 3rd Earl Fitzwilliam
Bornca. 1685
Died28 August 1728
Spouse(s)Anne Stringer
Issue4 (including William Fitzwilliam, 3rd Earl Fitzwilliam)
ParentsWilliam Fitzwilliam, 1st Earl Fitzwilliam
Anne Cremor

Fitzwilliam was the only surviving son of William Fitzwilliam, 1st Earl Fitzwilliam and his wife Anne Cremer, daughter of Edmund Cremer of West Winch, Norfolk.[1]

He was elected Member of Parliament for Peterborough at the 1710 general election and retained the seat in 1713.[2] He was returned unopposed at the 1715 general election. On 17 September 1718, he married Anne Stringer and in 1719 he succeeded his father as 2nd Earl Fitzwilliam, but as it was an Irish peerage it did not affect his entitlement to sit in the House of Commons. He was re-elected as MP for Peterborough at the general elections of 1722 and 1727.[3]

He inherited Milton Hall near Peterborough from his father (in 1719) and developed the stables, park and gardens.

Fitzwilliam died of a fever on 28 August 1728. He and his wife had four children. He was succeeded in his titles and estates by his eldest son, William Fitzwilliam.[1]

References edit

  1. ^ a b The English Peerage, Volume 1 (1790), p.348.
  2. ^ "FITZWILLIAM, Hon. John (c.1681-1728), of Milton, Northants". History of Parliament Online (1690-1715). Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  3. ^ "FITZWILLIAM, John, Visct. Milton (c.1685-1728), of Milton, nr. Peterborough". History of Parliament Online (1715-1754). Retrieved 21 August 2018.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Peterborough
1710 – 1728
With: Charles Parker (1710-1722)
Sidney Wortley-Montagu (1722-1727)
Sir Edward O'Bryan, Bt (1727)
Sidney Wortley-Montagu (1727-1728)
Joseph Banks (1728)
Succeeded by
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by Earl Fitzwilliam
Succeeded by