28th Generation

1121. 3rd Earl Fortescue Hugh FORTESCUE117 was born on 4 April 1818. He died before April 1905. Hugh, Viscount Ebrington, succeeded his father, becoming the 3rd Earl Fortescue in 1861. He was M.P. for Marylebone from 1854 to 1859. He was summoned to the House of Lords in December 1859.

The book "Looking Back" written by Seymour - Hugh's Son - is written In Chronological order and it says

On page 8 "In the winter of 1859 my father, already Viscount Ebringham accompanied by his brother John, who had developed consumptive tendencies and was ordered abroad, by his doctors, to Madeira" (My comment is that Hugh was already a Lord so he could have been called to the Lords earlier in than on his father's death.)

On page 10 "the winter of of 1860-61 was spent in Pau"

On page 11 "During our stay at Pau my grandfather died and my parents settled down at Castle Hill, with 17 Brunton Street as our London House"

(The above proves that Hugh's father didn't die in 1859 but doesn't
prove conclusively that he died in 1861 - but it is quite probable).

3rd Earl Fortescue Hugh FORTESCUE and Georgiana Augusta Charlotte Caroline DAWSON-DAMER obtained a marriage license on 9 March 1847. They were married on 18 March 1847 in Came, Nr Weymouth, Dorset. Georgiana Augusta Charlotte Caroline DAWSON-DAMER117 died on 8 December 1866.

3rd Earl Fortescue Hugh FORTESCUE and Georgiana Augusta Charlotte Caroline DAWSON-DAMER had the following children:



Susan Elizabeth FORTESCUE of Castle Hill117 was born in September 1848. She appeared in the census in 1911 in 32 Burton Court, Chelsea, London. RG14PN396 RG78PN13 RD4 SD2 ED1 SN275 32 Burton Court, Chelsea, London
FORTESCUE, Susan Eliza Head 1849 62  F Single Private Means St Georges, London



Mary Eleanor FORTESCUE of Castle Hill.



Lucy Catherine FORTESCUE of Castle Hill.



Georgiana Seymour FORTESCUE of Castle Hill.



4th Earl Fortescue Hugh FORTESCUE.



Capt the Hon Sir Seymour John FORTESCUE G.C.V.O., C.M.G117 was born in February 1856. He died on 20 March 1942. Equerry to the Prince of Wales later King Edward VII after a career in the Royal Navy. Equerry to George V, Edward VIII and George VI. He had many overseas decorations.

When he retired he became a Sergeant-At-Arms in the House of Lords (1910 to 1936). In 1922 a the age of 66 he wrote an autobiography "Looking Back" . In 1936 he again became an Equerry. He was a great clubman and one for the ladies. Died unmarried.



Major Lionel Henry Dudley FORTESCUE of Castle Hill.



Arthur Grenville FORTESCUE of Castle Hill.



Sir John William FORTESCUE K.C.V.O, LL.D, D Litt.



Gen Charles Granville FORTESCUE CB CMG DSO of Castle Hill.



Eleanor Hester FORTESCUE of Castle Hill117,163 died on 11 September 1864.



Alice Sophia FORTESCUE of Castle Hill117 was born about 1865 in London.



Frances Blanche FORTESCUE of Castle Hill.



William George Damer FORTESCUE137,163 was born on 8 December 1866. He died in 1887 in China Sea in HMS Wasp. There is a Commemorative Plaque in Filleigh Church