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Chichester Samuel Parkinson-Fortescue, Baron Carlingford and 2nd Baron Clermont (1823-1898), Politician; MP for County Louth

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Fortescue became MP for the Irish seat of County Louth in 1847; he retained the seat until defeated in 1874. He became Lord of the Treasury in 1854, and subsequently held minor offices until 1865 when he was made chief secretary for Ireland. He later served as President of the Board of Trade and Lord Privy Seal. He was raised to the peerage in 1874 as Baron Carlingford. In 1847 he met Frances, Countess Waldegrave, who was then married. His ensuing love affair with her determined his private, and to an extent his public, life until her death in 1879 and he became her fourth husband in 1863. Shortly after meeting her he began to keep a daily diary, giving a valuable account of the politics of the day.

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5116

Gladstone's Cabinet of 1868

by Lowes Cato Dickinson
oil on canvas, 1869-1874
NPG 5116

x132248

Chichester Samuel Parkinson-Fortescue, Baron Carlingford and 2nd Baron Clermont

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1873
NPG x132248

Ax17696

Chichester Samuel Parkinson-Fortescue, Baron Carlingford and 2nd Baron Clermont

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1883
NPG Ax17696

D44149

"The Cabinet Council, 1883" (Gladstone and 13 colleagues)

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 27 November 1883
NPG D44149

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