Sir Robert Fitzwygram, Bt
|Member of Parliament for Wexford Borough|
|Preceded by||Sir Edward Dering, Bt|
|Succeeded by||Sir Edward Dering, Bt|
|Preceded by||Henry Evans|
|Succeeded by||Sir Edward Dering, Bt|
|Member of Parliament for Fowey|
|Preceded by||Reginald Pole-Carew|
|Succeeded by||George Lucy|
James Hamilton Stanhope
25 September 1773
|Died||17 December 1843(aged 70)|
|Relations||Joseph Wigram (brother)|
Loftus Wigram (brother)
George Wigram (brother)
Octavius Wigram (brother)
Sir Robert Wigram, 1st Baronet
Fitzwygram was the eldest son of Lady Eleanor and Sir Robert Wigram, 1st Baronet, merchant and shipbuilder of Walthamstow. Among his numerous brothers were Joseph Cotton Wigram, Bishop of Rochester, Loftus Wigram, George Wigram, and Octavius Wigram, prominent in the City of London as a member of Lloyd's of London and as Governor of the Royal Exchange Assurance Company.
He followed his father into Parliament in 1806 as Member of Parliament for Fowey. He was a Director of the Bank of England, and a Fellow of the Royal Society, and was knighted on 7 May 1818. In 1829 he was elected for the Wexford Borough but was unseated on petition. He was re-elected in 1830, but was again unseated in petition in 1831. He inherited the Wigram Baronetcy on the death of his father in 1830. In 1832 by royal licence, he changed his surname to FitzWygram.
- Robert Fiztwygram Wigram (1813–1873), who inherited the baronetcy but died unmarried.
- Selina Frances Fitzwygram (1815–1890), who died unmarried.
- Eleanor Maria Fitzwygram (1816–1817), who died young.
- George Augustus Frederick Fitzwygram (1818–1841), who died unmarried.
- Augusta Catherine Fitzwygram (1819–1893), who married Sir George Baker, 3rd Baronet.
- Sophia Matilda Fitzwygram (1820–1824), who died young.
- Frederick Wellington John Fitzwygram (1823–1904), who married Angela Frances Mary Vaughan, daughter of Thomas Nugent Vaughan and a younger half-sister of George Forbes, 7th Earl of Granard, in 1882.
- William Harcourt Fitzwygram (1825–1832), who died young.
- John Fitzroy Wigram (1827–1881), a Reverend who married Alice Ward, daughter of Sir Henry George Ward, in 1866.
- Cordelia Anne Fitzwygram (1829–1830), who died young.
- Loftus Adam Fitzwygram (1832–1904), who married Lady Frances Butler-Danvers, daughter of Hon. Charles Augustus Butler-Danvers and sister of John Butler, 6th Earl of Lanesborough, in 1866.
Upon his death, his eldest son Robert inherited the baronetcy but died without issue. The baronetcy then passed to Fitzwygram's third son, Frederick.
- Selina's maternal grandparents were wealthy New York City merchant Henry White and his wife Eve (née Van Cortlandt) White (a daughter of Frederick Van Cortlandt). She was a niece of Vice-Admiral Sir John Chambers White, General Frederick Van Cortlandt White, Henry White Jr. (wife of their cousin, Anna Van Cortlandt), Frances White (wife of Dr. Archibald Bruce), and Margaret White (wife of Peter Jay Munro).
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