1000. Rt Hon Chichester Samuel FORTESCUE Lord Carlingford32,44 was born on 18 January 1823 in Glyde, County Louth, Ireland. He was born in 1862. He took the surname Parkinson before his own, in compliance with the Will of Mr Parkinson Ruxton of Redhouse, who was married to his aunt and who left him his estate in Louth. He died on 30 January 1898 in Marseilles, France. Died on the way to a health resort on the Riviera Chichester was buried on 5 February 1898 in Chewton Priory, Somerset. From an Obituary Rt. Hon. Chichester Fortescue was educated at Christchurch College, Oxford. He took a First Class degree in 1844 and won the Chancellor's prize for English essay in 1846.
In July 1847 he was elected an M.P. for Co. Louth, and in January 1854, he was made Lord of the Treasury. From June 1857 to March 1858, and from June 1859 to Nov. 1865 he was Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies. In 1865 he was appointed Chief Secretary for Ireland until the Government resigned in 1866, but he was re-appointed under Gladstone in 1868 and had a seat in the Cabinet. He is recognised as having done a lot of hard work for Ireland for which Gladstone took credit.
In 1862 he took the surname Parkinson before his own, in compliance with the Will of Mr Parkinson Ruxton of Redhouse, who was married to his aunt and who left him his estate in Louth.
He was sworn in as a Privy Councillor at Windsor on 7th April 1864.
In January 1871 he became President of the Board of Trade until 1874, when he was created a Peer - Baron Carlingford.
In 1874 he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Essex.
Anthony Trollope based the Character Phineas Phinn mainly on Chichester.
From the Journal of Lord Carlingford of 1885, when he was a cabinet minister he records his financial difficulties after the death of Frances Barham
Lord Clermont, Carlingford's brother opposed his marriage to Frances as she had been barren in her previous 3 marriages and they had no issue
Rt Hon Chichester Samuel FORTESCUE Lord Carlingford and Lady Frances Elizabeth Anne BARHAM Countess Waldegrave were married on 20 January 1863 in Trinity Church, Brompton, London. Lady Frances Elizabeth Anne BARHAM Countess Waldegrave5,32,148 was born on 4 January 1821 in 3 Tavistock Square, St Pancras, London.148 She was christened on 2 August 1821 in Old Church, St Pancras, London. She died on 5 July 1879 in Carlton Gardens, London. Frances was buried on 11 July 1879 in Radstock, Somerset. She had previously been married to the older illegitimate brother of Lord Waldegrave in 1839 before she married Lord Waldegrave. They both left their considerable fortunes to her.
She was the subject of the book "Strawberry Fair" by Osbert Wyndham Hewett. The Manchester Guardian in it review of the book said " The story of Lady Waldegrave is among the the most astonishing in the social history of nineteenth-century England"
She adopted her niece Constance Braham who became Lord Carlingford's main support after Frances died.