The Earl Fitzwilliam
The 3rd / 5th Earl Fitzwilliam
Charles William Wentworth-FitzWilliam
4 May 1786
|Died||4 October 1857 71)(aged|
|Alma mater||Eton College (1802)|
Hon. Mary Dundas
(m. 1806;died 1830)
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He was born the only son of William Fitzwilliam, 4th Earl Fitzwilliam and his first wife, Lady Charlotte Ponsonby. He was a pupil at Eton College from 1796 to 1802.
Before inheriting the Earldom on 8 February 1833 on the death of his father, he was known by the courtesy title of Viscount Milton. Under that name he was the Whig Member of Parliament for Northamptonshire between 1831 and 1832.
The family seat was Wentworth Woodhouse, reputedly the largest private house in England.
He married the Hon. Mary Dundas (30 May 1787 – 1 November 1830) on 8 July 1806; she was his cousin and the daughter of Thomas Dundas, 1st Baron Dundas and Lady Charlotte Fitzwilliam, the 4th Earl's sister. They had thirteen children:
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|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for Malton |
With: Bryan Cooke
The Lord Headley
Robert Lawrence Dundas
Walter Ramsden Fawkes
| Member of Parliament for Yorkshire |
With: William Wilberforce 1807–1812
Viscount Lascelles 1812–1818
James Stuart-Wortley 1818–1826
William Duncombe 1826–1830
Richard Fountayne Wilson 1826–1830
John Marshall 1826–1830
Sir James Scarlett
Sir Robert Heron, Bt
| Member of Parliament for Peterborough |
With: Sir Robert Heron, Bt
Sir Robert Heron, Bt
John Nicholas Fazakerley
| Member of Parliament for Higham Ferrers |
William Ralph Cartwright
| Member of Parliament for Northamptonshire |
With: Viscount Althorp
|New constituency|| Member of Parliament for North Northamptonshire |
With: Lord Brudenell
|Peerage of Ireland|
| Earl Fitzwilliam |
|Peerage of Great Britain|
| Earl Fitzwilliam |