- William FitzGerald-de Ros, 23rd Baron de Ros
General William Lennox Lascelles FitzGerald-de Ros, 23rd Baron de Ros, PC (
1 September 1797– 6 January 1874) was the third son of Lord Henry FitzGeraldand his wife Charlotte FitzGerald-de Ros, 21st Baroness de Ros.
As a younger son, he embarked upon a military career, joining the Life Guards as a
corneton 29 March 1819. He subsequently became a lieutenanton 24 August 1821, and captainon 23 October 1824.
7 June 1824, he married Lady Georgiana Lennox (d. 1891), daughter of Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond, by whom he had three children:
Dudley FitzGerald-de Ros, 24th Baron de Ros(1827–1907)
*Frances Charlotte FitzGerald-de Ros (c. 1830 –
21 February 1851)
*Blanche Arthur Georgina FitzGerald-de Ros (1832 –
10 March 1910), married on 11 July 1865James Rannie Swinton (see Clan Swinton)
He became a
majoron 5 June 1827and a lieutenant-colonelon 8 September 1831.
In July 1835, Lt. Col. FitzGerald-de Ros and the Earl of Durham travelled to the
Black Seafor half a year to investigate Russian military preparations. He was appointed a Gentleman UsherQuarter Waiter to Queen Victoriain 1836, but had surrendered the post by 1839, when he inherited the Barony of de Ros on the death of his eldest brother. (A middle brother, Arthur, had predeceased them.) He became a colonelon 9 November 1846, and was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of the Tower of Londonon 13 February 1852. He was sworn of the Privy Council the same year.
Lord de Ros served as
Quartermaster-Generalfor the British Army in Turkey during the Crimean Warbetween April and July 1854, being promoted major-generalon 20 June 1854. Due to a severe attack of fever in July, perhaps brought on by his then-eccentric devotion to sunbathing, he was forced to return home as the army embarked for the Crimea.
He was promoted
lieutenant-generalon 12 March 1861, appointed colonel of the 4th (Queen's Own) Hussars on 6 February 1865, and promoted generalon 10 November 1868.
* [http://www.proni.gov.uk/records/private/de_ros.htm de Ros Papers]
* [http://www.regiments.org/regiments/uk/cav/D04h.htm regiments.org]
* [http://www.thepeerage.com/p5831.htm#i58305 thePeerage.com]
* [http://www.battlefield-site.co.uk/first_last_anecdotes.htm Portrait of Lord de Ros]
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