Fitzwilliam Sentence Examples
Both still exist, but the school has been deprived of its house, and the Fitzwilliam family, who now own the lands, still continue to pay only £10 a year.
As early as 1794 the government had information that placed Lord Edward under suspicion; but it was not till 1796 that he joined the United Irishmen, whose aim after the recall of Lord Fitzwilliam in 1795 was avowedly the establishment of an independent Irish republic. In May 1796 Theobald Wolfe Tone was in Paris endeavouring to obtain French assist ance for an insurrection in Ireland.
In 1762 he was appointed agent to the Earl Fitzwilliam, and held that office to within two years of his death.
He was unseated, and afterwards returned for Malton, a borough in the interest of Lord Fitzwilliam.
The Catholic question had rapidly become of the first importance, and when a powerful section of the Whigs joined Pitt's ministry in 1794, and it became known that the lordlieutenancy was to go to Lord Fitzwilliam, who shared Grattan's views, expectations were raised that the question was about to be settled in a manner satisfactory to the Irish Catholics.Advertisement
Such seems to have been Pitt's intention, though there has been much controversy as to how far Lord Fitzwilliam (q.v.) had been authorized to pledge the government.
But finally it appeared that the viceroy had either misunderstood or exceeded his instructions; and on the 19th of February 1795 Fitzwilliam was recalled.
In appearance the great Whig landowners gave their support to Pitt, and in 1794 some of their leaders, the duke of Portland, Lord Fitzwilliam, and Windham, entered the cabinet to serve under him.
He sat during the rest of his parliamentary life (to 1 794) for Malton, a pocket borough first of Lord Rockingham's, then of Lord Fitzwilliam's.
Fox, Grey, Windham, Sheridan, Francis, Lord Fitzwilliam, and most of the other Whig leaders, welcomed the Revolution in France.Advertisement
In July 1794 the duke of Portland, Lord Fitzwilliam, Windham and Grenville took office under Pitt.
In the names of these Tudor deputies and other officers we see the origin of many great Irish families - Skeffington, Brabazon, St Leger, Fitzwilliam, Wingfield, Bellingham, Carew, Bingham, Loftus and others.
He left no issue, and his property went to his nephew, the 2nd Earl Fitzwilliam, his titles becoming extinct.
The Fitzwilliam Museum creates an interactive floor plan and general tours of its art works and antiquities.
Wouldn't a cat be proud to be called Colonel Fitzwilliam?Advertisement