William Fitzwilliam, 1st Earl Fitzwilliam

William Fitzwilliam, 1st Earl Fitzwilliam MP (29 April 1643 – 28 December 1719) was an English nobleman, Whig politician, and peer.


The Earl FitzWilliam

Born29 April 1643
Died28 December 1719
NationalityEnglish
Title1st Earl Fitzwilliam
SpouseAnne Cremor
ChildrenJohn Fitzwilliam, 2nd Earl Fitzwilliam
Parent(s)William FitzWilliam, 2nd Baron FitzWilliam
Jane Perry

Fitzwilliam was the son of William FitzWilliam, 2nd Baron FitzWilliam and Jane Perry. On 21 February 1658, he succeeded to his father's title. As his title was in the Peerage of Ireland, Fitzwilliam was able to sit in the House of Commons of England, and served as the Member of Parliament for Peterborough from 1667 to 1679. He sat again for the seat in 1681. On 21 July 1716, he was made Viscount Milton and Earl Fitzwilliam, both titles in the Peerage of Ireland.[1]

On 10 May 1669, he married Anne Cremor, daughter and sole heiress of Edmund Cremor and Anne Tryce. He was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son, John Fitzwilliam.[2]

References edit

  1. ^ The English Peerage, Volume 1 (1790), p.348.
  2. ^ The English Peerage, Volume 1 (1790), p.348.
Parliament of England
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Peterborough
1667 – 1679
With: Humphrey Orme
Sir Vere Fane
Francis St John
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Peterborough
1681
With: Francis St John
Succeeded by
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Earl Fitzwilliam
1716–1719
Succeeded by
Preceded by Baron Fitzwilliam
1658–1719