639. Rt Hon James FORTESCUE of Ravensdale Park44 was born on 15 May 1725. He was buried in 1782 in Haynestown Church, County Louth, Ireland.66 He died on 11 May 1782.66 Rt. Hon. James Fortescue sat in the Irish Parliament first for Dundalk (elected in 1757), and then in 1761 he was returned for Co. Louth.
Rt Hon James FORTESCUE of Ravensdale Park and Mary Henrietta HUNTER of Crowland, Lincolnshire were married on 23 December 1757 in St James, Westminster, London.5 Mary Henrietta HUNTER of Crowland, Lincolnshire44 was born about 1738 in Crowland, Lincolnshire.5 She was buried in 1814 in Ketton Church, Rutland. She died on 23 December 1814.
Rt Hon James FORTESCUE of Ravensdale Park and Mary Henrietta HUNTER of Crowland, Lincolnshire had the following children:
|Thomas James FORTESCUE of Ravensdale Park44 was born on 15 February 1760. He died in 1795. He was buried in 1795 in Clermont Park, Norfolk. He was a knight of Louth from 1784 to 1790. Unmarried|
|Francis FORTESCUE44 was born in 1762.|
| William Charles FORTESCUE Viscount Clermont44 was born on 12 October 1764. He died in 1795. He was buried in 1795 in Clermont Park, Norfolk. William Charles, the 2nd Viscount Clermont, became a Lieutenant Colonel. He inherited Ravensdale Park properties from his brother Thomas in 1795. In March 1790 he succeeded his brother in representing Co. Louth. He continued to sit for Louth until the dissolution of the Irish Parliament in 1800. Then he represented Louth at the UK Parliament, until the death of his uncle Earl Clermont in 1806 caused him to relinquish his seat. His Viscountcy and Barony of 1776 descended to William Charles, including Louth and Norfolk estates.|
He never married, and died at Ravensdale Park on 24th June 1829. The titles expired when he died, since his three brothers pre-deceased him. In his Will he left his estates in the first place to his only nephew, Sir Harry James Goodricke of Ribston Hall in Yorkshire, with the remainder to the heirs male of the late Col. Chichester Fortescue of Dromisken, the representative of the elder line of Sir Faithful. Sir Harry Goodricke died on 21st August 1833, unmarried.
The Louth and Armagh estates passed to Thomas Fortescue of Dromisken, who inherited his father's estates of Dromisken and Glyde Farm, and on 11th February 1852 he obtained a revival of the Barony of Clermont. ( through efforts of Chichester )
|George FORTESCUE44 was born in 1769. He died in 1798. George, in holy orders, Rector of Killalla, Mayo, was there when Gen. Hambert landed there in support of the Irish rebels on 23rd August 1798. George took his share of duties with the Yeomanry, was wounded and died.|
|Emily Grace FORTESCUE.|