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Lord Henry FitzGerald PC (Ire) (30 July 1761 – 9 July 1829) was the fourth son of the 1st Duke of Leinster and the Duchess of Leinster (née Lady Emily Lennox). A younger brother was the revolutionary Lord Edward FitzGerald.


FitzGerald was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Kildare Borough between 1776 and 1783 and represented then Athy between 1790 and 1791. From 1790 to 1798, he sat in the Irish House of Commons for Dublin City. On 8 July 1806, he was appointed to the Privy Council of Ireland, and from 1807 until 1814, Lord Henry served in the Parliament of the United Kingdom for Kildare. He died on 9 July 1829.


He married Charlotte Boyle Walsingham on 3 August 1791. In 1806, he became Baron de Ros jure uxoris when its abeyance was settled in her favor. Together they lived at Boyle Farm, Thames Ditton. The couple had twelve children:

  • Henry William FitzGerald-de Ros, 22nd Baron de Ros (1793-1839)
  • Lt. Col. Arthur John Hill Fitzgerald-de Ros (21 December 1795 – 23 February 1826)
  • General William Lennox Lascelles FitzGerald-de Ros, 23rd Baron de Ros (1797-1874)
  • Edmund Emilius Boyle FitzGerald-de Ros (4 May 1799 – 12 September 1810)
  • RAdm. John Frederick FitzGerald-de Ros (6 March 1804 – 19 June 1861)
  • Augustus FitzGerald-de Ros (b. 1805), died young
  • Henrietta Mabel FitzGerald-de Ros (d. 22 December 1879), married on 24 October 1828 John Broadhurst of Foston Hall (d. 1861)
  • Olivia Cecilia de Ros (c. 1807 – 21 April 1885), married on 22 October 1883 Henry Wellesley, 1st Earl Cowley
  • Charlotte de Ros (d. 1813)
  • Geraldine de Ros (d. 28 September 1881), married on 25 November 1830 Rev. Frederic Pare
  • Cecilia de Ros (d. 6 October 1869), married Hon. John Boyle, son of Edmund Boyle, 8th Earl of Cork and had issue
  • Jane de Ros (d. 1885), married Col. Christopher Hamilton MP, and had issue


Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Simon Digby
Sir FitzGerald Aylmer, 6th Bt
Member of Parliament for Kildare Borough
with Simon Digby

1776 – 1783
Succeeded by
Simon Digby
Robert Graydon
Preceded by
Lord Edward FitzGerald
Thomas Burgh
Member of Parliament for Athy
with Arthur Ormsby

1790 – 1791
Succeeded by
Frederick John Falkiner
Arthur Ormsby
Preceded by
Nathaniel Warren
Travers Hartley
Member of Parliament for Dublin City
with Henry Grattan

1790 – 1798
Succeeded by
Arthur Wolfe
John Claudius Beresford
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lord Robert FitzGerald
Robert Latouche
Member of Parliament for Kildare
with Robert Latouche

1807 – 1814
Succeeded by
Robert Latouche
Lord William FitzGerald


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