Biography of Hugh William Fortescue 5th Earl Fortescue 1888-1958

On 15 Jul 1886 [his father] Hugh Fortescue 4th Earl Fortescue 1854-1932 (age 32) and [his mother] Emily Ormsby-Gore Countess Fortescue (age 26) were married. He the son of Hugh Fortescue 3rd Earl Fortescue 1818-1905 (age 68) and Georgina Augusta Dawson-Damer Countess Fortescue. They were second cousins. He a great x 5 grandson of King James II of England Scotland and Ireland. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King James II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 14 Jun 1888 Hugh William Fortescue 5th Earl Fortescue was born to Hugh Fortescue 4th Earl Fortescue 1854-1932 (age 34) and Emily Ormsby-Gore Countess Fortescue (age 28). Coefficient of inbreeding 1.58%.

On 10 Oct 1905 [his grandfather] Hugh Fortescue 3rd Earl Fortescue 1818-1905 (age 87) died. His son [his father] Hugh Fortescue 4th Earl Fortescue 1854-1932 (age 51) succeeded 4th Earl Fortescue, 4th Viscount Ebrington of Ebrington in Gloucestershire.

On 08 Feb 1917 Hugh William Fortescue 5th Earl Fortescue (age 28) and Margaret Helen Beaumont Countess Fortescue 1892-1958 (age 24) were married. He the son of Hugh Fortescue 4th Earl Fortescue 1854-1932 (age 62) and Emily Ormsby-Gore Countess Fortescue (age 57).

On 09 Dec 1920 [his son] Peter Fortescue was born to Hugh William Fortescue 5th Earl Fortescue (age 32) and [his wife] Margaret Helen Beaumont Countess Fortescue 1892-1958 (age 28).

On 20 Jul 1921 [his brother-in-law] Wentworth Henry Canning Beaumont 2nd Viscount Allendale (age 30) and Violet Lucy Emily Seely Viscountess Allendale (age 24) were married at St Martin in the Fields [Map].

On 13 Dec 1923 [his daughter] Margaret Fortescue was born to Hugh William Fortescue 5th Earl Fortescue (age 35) and [his wife] Margaret Helen Beaumont Countess Fortescue 1892-1958 (age 31).

On 12 Jul 1929 [his mother] Emily Ormsby-Gore Countess Fortescue (age 69) died.

On 29 Oct 1932 [his father] Hugh Fortescue 4th Earl Fortescue 1854-1932 (age 78) died. His son Hugh William Fortescue 5th Earl Fortescue (age 44) succeeded 5th Earl Fortescue, 5th Viscount Ebrington of Ebrington in Gloucestershire. [his wife] Margaret Helen Beaumont Countess Fortescue 1892-1958 (age 39) by marriage Countess Fortescue.

First Battle of El Alamein

On 17 Jul 1942 [his son] Peter Fortescue (age 21) was killed in action at the First Battle of El Alamein. He was unmarried. There is a memorial at the Church of St Paul, Filliegh: "In proud and ever-loving memory of Hugh Peter, Viscount Ebrington, only son of the Fifth Earl and Countess Fortescue, Lieutenant Royal Scots Greys, who was born on 9 December 1920 and killed near El Alamein on 17 July 1942. He leaves a white unbroken glory, a gathered radiance, a shining peace"

On 31 Jul 1948 [his son-in-law] Bernard van Cutsem (age 32) and [his daughter] Margaret Fortescue (age 24) were married. She the daughter of Hugh William Fortescue 5th Earl Fortescue 1888-1958 (age 60) and Margaret Helen Beaumont Countess Fortescue 1892-1958 (age 55).

On 10 Jun 1958 [his wife] Margaret Helen Beaumont Countess Fortescue 1892-1958 (age 65) died. Her husband Hugh William Fortescue 5th Earl Fortescue (age 69) died four days later.

On 14 Jun 1958 (his seventieth birthday) Hugh William Fortescue 5th Earl Fortescue (age 70) died four days after the death of his wife. His only son had been killed at the Battle of El Alamein. His brother [his brother] Denzil George Fortescue 6th Earl Fortescue 1893-1977 (age 65) succeeded 6th Earl Fortescue, 6th Viscount Ebrington of Ebrington in Gloucestershire. (age 64) by marriage Countess Fortescue.

Family Trees of Hugh William Fortescue 5th Earl Fortescue 1888-1958

Paternal Family Tree: Fortescue

Maternal Family Tree: Maria Susanne Luise von Degenfeld 1634-1677

Descendants Family Trees:

Royal Ancestors of Hugh William Fortescue 5th Earl Fortescue 1888-1958

Kings Wessex: Great x 25 Grand Son of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 21 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 27 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 22 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132

Kings England: Great x 6 Grand Son of King James II of England Scotland and Ireland

Kings Scotland: Great x 17 Grand Son of Robert "The Bruce" I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 21 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 8 Grand Son of Henry IV King France

Ancestors of Hugh William Fortescue 5th Earl Fortescue 1888-1958

Great x 4 Grandfather: Hugh Fortescue 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Matthew Fortescue 2nd Baron Fortescue 11 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Lucy Aylmer

Great x 2 Grandfather: Hugh Fortescue 1st Earl Fortescue 9 x Great Grand Son of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Campbell 7 x Great Grand Son of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 3 Grandmother: Anne Campbell Baroness Fortescue 8 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandmother: Mary Pryse

Great x 1 Grandfather: Hugh Fortescue 2nd Earl Fortescue 9 x Great Grand Son of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: Richard Granville 1678-1727

Great x 3 Grandfather: George Granville

Great x 2 Grandmother: Hester Granville Countess Fortescue 1766-1847 8 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Wyndham 3rd Baronet 13 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Elizabeth Wyndham 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandmother: Catherine Seymour 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

GrandFather: Hugh Fortescue 3rd Earl Fortescue 1818-1905 10 x Great Grand Son of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: Dudley Ryder

Great x 3 Grandfather: Nathaniel Ryder 1st Baron Harrowby

Great x 4 Grandmother: Anne Newnham

Great x 2 Grandfather: Dudley Ryder 1st Earl of Harrowby 1762-1847

Great x 3 Grandmother: Elizabeth Terrick Baroness Harrowby

Great x 1 Grandmother: Susan Ryder 12 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Leveson-Gower 1st Earl Gower 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Granville Leveson-Gower 1st Marquess Stafford 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Evelyn Pierrepont Baroness Gower 9 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Susanna Leveson-Gower Countess Harrowby Lincolnshire 11 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Alexander Stewart 6th Earl Galloway 11 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Susanna Stewart Marchioness Stafford -1805 12 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: 12 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Father: Hugh Fortescue 4th Earl Fortescue 1854-1932 5 x Great Grand Son of King James II of England Scotland and Ireland

Great x 1 Grandfather: George Lionel Dawson-Damer 10 x Great Grand Son of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: James Stuart 2nd Earl Bute 1695-1723 14 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Stuart 3rd Earl Bute 8 x Great Grand Son of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandmother: Anne Campbell Countess Bute 1685-1736 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 2 Grandmother: Caroline Stuart Countess Portarlington 1762-1813 9 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: Edward Wortley-Montagu 12 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Mary Wortley-Montagu Countess Bute 1718-1794 10 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Mary Wortley-Montagu née Pierrepont 9 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

GrandMother: Georgina Augusta Dawson-Damer Countess Fortescue 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King James II of England Scotland and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: Francis Seymour-Conway 1st Baron Conway 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Francis Seymour-Conway 1st Marquess Hertford 11 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Charlotte Shorter

Great x 2 Grandfather: Hugh Seymour-Conway 2 x Great Grand Son of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: Charles Fitzroy 2nd Duke Grafton Grand Son of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland

Great x 3 Grandmother: Isabella Fitzroy Countess Hertford Great Grand Daughter of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandmother: Henrietta Somerset Duchess Grafton 1690-1726 11 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Mary Georgiana Seymour 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King James II of England Scotland and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: James Waldegrave 1st Earl Waldegrave Grand Son of King James II of England Scotland and Ireland

Great x 3 Grandfather: James Waldegrave 2nd Earl Waldegrave Great Grand Son of King James II of England Scotland and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandmother: Mary Webb Countess Waldegrave 1695-1719 10 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Anne Horatia Waldegrave 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King James II of England Scotland and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: Edward Walpole 12 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Maria Walpole Duchess Gloucester and Edinburgh 13 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Dorothy Clement

Hugh William Fortescue 5th Earl Fortescue 1888-1958 6 x Great Grand Son of King James II of England Scotland and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Gore

Great x 3 Grandfather: Robert Gore

Great x 2 Grandfather: William Gore

Great x 1 Grandfather: William Ormsby-Gore

GrandFather: William Richard Ormsby-Gore 2nd Baron Harlech

Mother: Emily Ormsby-Gore Countess Fortescue 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King James II of England Scotland and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: Francis Seymour-Conway 1st Baron Conway 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Francis Seymour-Conway 1st Marquess Hertford 11 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Charlotte Shorter

Great x 2 Grandfather: Hugh Seymour-Conway 2 x Great Grand Son of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: Charles Fitzroy 2nd Duke Grafton Grand Son of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland

Great x 3 Grandmother: Isabella Fitzroy Countess Hertford Great Grand Daughter of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandmother: Henrietta Somerset Duchess Grafton 1690-1726 11 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 1 Grandfather: Admiral George Francis Seymour-Conway 3 x Great Grand Son of King James II of England Scotland and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: James Waldegrave 1st Earl Waldegrave Grand Son of King James II of England Scotland and Ireland

Great x 3 Grandfather: James Waldegrave 2nd Earl Waldegrave Great Grand Son of King James II of England Scotland and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandmother: Mary Webb Countess Waldegrave 1695-1719 10 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Anne Horatia Waldegrave 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King James II of England Scotland and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: Edward Walpole 12 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Maria Walpole Duchess Gloucester and Edinburgh 13 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Dorothy Clement

GrandMother: Emily Charlotte Seymour-Conway Baroness Harlech 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King James II of England Scotland and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: James Berkeley 3rd Earl Berkeley 1679-1736 9 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Augustus Berkeley 4th Earl Berkeley 1715-1755 Great Grand Son of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandmother: Louisa Lennox Countess Berkeley 1694-1716 Grand Daughter of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland

Great x 2 Grandfather: George Cranfield Berkeley 2 x Great Grand Son of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: Henry Drax

Great x 3 Grandmother: Elizabeth Drax Countess Berkeley and Nugent

Great x 4 Grandmother: Elizabeth Ernle

Great x 1 Grandmother: Georgina Mary Berkeley 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: Charles Lennox 2nd Duke Richmond Grand Son of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland

Great x 3 Grandfather: George Lennox Great Grand Son of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland

Great x 2 Grandmother: Emily Charlotte Lennox 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Henry Kerr 4th Marquess Lothian 1710-1775 8 x Great Grand Son of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 3 Grandmother: Louisa Kerr 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland

Great x 4 Grandmother: Caroline Darcy Marchioness Lothian 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland