Charles Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, 5th Earl Fitzwilliam

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The 3rd / 5th Earl Fitzwilliam
Born
Charles William Wentworth-FitzWilliam

4 May 1786
Died4 October 1857(1857-10-04) (aged 71)
Nationality British
Alma mater Eton College (1802)
Spouse(s)
Hon. Mary Dundas
(m. 1806;died 1830)
Children13, including:
Parent(s)
Shield of arms of Charles Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, 5th Earl Fitzwilliam, as displayed on his Order of the Garter stall plate in St. George's Chapel Shield of arms of Charles Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, 5th Earl Fitzwilliam, KG.png
Shield of arms of Charles Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, 5th Earl Fitzwilliam, as displayed on his Order of the Garter stall plate in St. George's Chapel

Charles William Wentworth Fitzwilliam, 5th Earl Fitzwilliam in the peerage of Ireland, and 3rd Earl Fitzwilliam in the peerage of Great Britain, KG (4 May 1786 – 4 October 1857) was a British nobleman and politician. He was President three times of the Royal Statistical Society in 1838–1840, 1847–1849, and 1853–1855; and President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in its inaugural year (1831–2).

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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.

Family

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
Preceded by
Bryan Cooke
Henry Grattan
Member of Parliament for Malton
1806–1807
With: Bryan Cooke
Succeeded by
The Lord Headley
Robert Lawrence Dundas
Preceded by
William Wilberforce
Walter Ramsden Fawkes
Member of Parliament for Yorkshire
1807–1830
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
Succeeded by
William Duncombe
Viscount Morpeth
Richard Bethell
Henry Brougham
Preceded by
Sir James Scarlett
Sir Robert Heron, Bt
Member of Parliament for Peterborough
1830
With: Sir Robert Heron, Bt
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Heron, Bt
John Nicholas Fazakerley
Preceded by
Viscount Howick
Member of Parliament for Higham Ferrers
1831
Succeeded by
Charles Pepys
Preceded by
William Ralph Cartwright
Viscount Althorp
Member of Parliament for Northamptonshire
1831–1832
With: Viscount Althorp
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for North Northamptonshire
1832–1833
With: Lord Brudenell
Succeeded by
Lord Brudenell
Viscount Milton
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
William Fitzwilliam
Earl Fitzwilliam
1833–1857
Succeeded by
William Wentworth-Fitzwilliam
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
William Fitzwilliam
Earl Fitzwilliam
1833–1857
Succeeded by
William Wentworth-Fitzwilliam