Chichester Fortescue

Earl Fortescue Autograph Letter Signed, 1856


Chichester Samuel Parkinson Fortescue (1823-1898). 
Baron Carlingford. 
He assumed the name of Parkinson in 1862. 
British political administratior, Chief Secretary for Ireland under Gladstone. 
1 page autograph letter signed, dated Nov. 25, 1868. 

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..AND MR. FORTESCUE' -HB DJ 1958 1ST Diary

Edited By Osbert Wyndham Hewett
Chichester Fortescue, one of London's most eligible bachelors for almost 15 years. 
 '...AND MR. FORTESCUE' A Selection from the Diaries from 1851 to 1862
Chichester Fortescue, Lord Carlingford, K.P. London.

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Vanity Fair Print: 1869 Original, Chichester Fortescue.


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Chichester Parkinson Fortescue CDV British Statesman


This vintage carte-de-visite photo along with several others listed at this time came from an album of nearly 50 CDVs of famous people of the day dating from the 1870's. Most of the CDVs were identified in pencil on the reverse and/or on the album page beneath each photograph.

Chichester Parkinson-Fortescue, 1st Baron Carlingford (January 18, 1823– January 30, 1898) was a British statesman and Liberal politician. He was the son of Chichester Fortescue (d. 1826), MP for Louth in the Irish parliament. He came of an old family settled in Ireland since the days of Sir Faithful Fortescue (1581-1666), whose uncle, Francis Leigh, 1st Earl of Chichester, was lord deputy. The history of the family was written by his elder brother, Thomas Fortescue, 1st Baron Clermont (1815-1887), who in 1852 was created Baron Clermont. The future Lord Carlingford, then Mr Chichester Fortescue, went to Christ Church, Oxford, where he took a first in classics (1844) and won the chancellor's English essay (1846); and in 1847 he was elected to parliament for Louth as a Liberal. He became a junior lord of the treasury in 1854, and subsequently held minor offices in the Liberal administrations till in 1865 he was made Chief Secretary for Ireland under Lord Russell, a post which he again occupied under Gladstone in 1868-1871; he then became President of the Board of Trade (1871-1874), and later Lord Privy Seal (1881-1885) and Lord President of the Council (1883-1885). He was raised to the peerage in 1874 as Baron Carlingford.
He parted from Gladstone on the question of Irish Home Rule, but in earlier years he was his active supporter on Irish questions. His influence in society was due largely to his wife, Frances (1821-1879), previously the wife of George Edward Waldegrave, the 7th Earl Waldegrave, whom he married in 1863. In 1887 his brother, Lord Clermont, died, and Carlingford inherited his peerage; but on his own death at age 75 in 1898 without issue both titles became extinct.

Camille Defortescu

Décret du 30 octobre 1998
portant promotion et nomination

  Ministère de la défense

Par décret du Président de la République en date du 30 octobre 1998, pris sur le rapport du Premier ministre et du ministre de la défense et visé pour son exécution par le chancelier de l'ordre national du Mérite, vu la déclaration du conseil de l'ordre en date du 7 octobre 1998 portant que les présentes promotions et nominations sont faites en conformité des lois, décrets et règlements en vigueur, sont promus ou nommés, pour prendre rang de la date de la remise réglementaire de l'insigne, les militaires n'appartenant pas à l'armée active désignés ci-après :


Au grade de chevalier
    Defortescu (Camille, Paul), 13 février 1939, major.

Carol Fortesque (NZ)

Eighth Generation (Continued)

Family of Joan Maxwell FLATT (81) & Ralph CHAMBERS

137. Geoffrey Ralph CHAMBERS. Born in 1945.

Geoffrey Ralph married

They had the following children:






Garth Edward



Samantha Kate



Lynette Erica

138. Maxwell David CHAMBERS. Born in 1949.

Maxwell David married Judith AUSTIN.

They had the following children:

Anthony Maxwell (1979-)

228 ii.
Louise Rachael (1984-)

Ninth Generation (Continued)

Family of Geoffrey Ralph CHAMBERS (137) & Carole FORTESQUE

224. Garth Edward CHAMBERS. Born in 1972.

225. Samantha Kate CHAMBERS. Born in 1974.

226. Lynette Erica CHAMBERS. Born in 1978.