|The Baron de Ros|
|The 24th Baron de Ros|
|Preceded by||The Lord Camoys|
|Succeeded by||Not replaced|
|Preceded by||The Lord Methuen|
|Succeeded by||The Lord Methuen|
|Born||Dudley Charles FitzGerald-de Ros|
March 11, 1827
|Died||29 April 1907 (aged 80)|
Old Court, County Down
|Unit||1st Life Guards|
Lieutenant-General Dudley Charles FitzGerald-de Ros, 24th Baron de Ros of Helmsley, KP, KCVO (11 March 1827 – 29 April 1907) was a soldier, courtier and the premier Baron of England. He was the son of William FitzGerald-de Ros and Lady Georgiana Lennox. He was born in Brighton.
He purchased a commission as cornet and sub-lieutenant in the 1st Life Guards on 7 February 1845, succeeding Viscount Seaham, and a lieutenancy on 5 May 1848 when Seaham retired. He purchased a captaincy on 31 October 1851, succeeding Thomas Myddelton Biddulph, and on 30 August 1859, he purchased a commission as major and lieutenant-colonel upon the retirement of James Hogg. He was breveted colonel on 30 August 1864. FitzGerald-de Ros retired on half-pay on 29 May 1872.
The 24th Baron was Equerry to the Prince Consort from 1853–1861, and then to Queen Victoria from 1861–1874. He was also a Conservative Party Lord in Waiting from 1874–1880, 1885–1886, and 1886–1892.
He married firstly to Lady Elizabeth Egerton (5 July 1832 – 14 March 1892), daughter of Thomas Egerton, 2nd Earl of Wilton, in Heaton, Lancashire, on 12 October 1853, then to Mary Geraldine Mahon (died 28 December 1921), daughter of Sir William Mahon, 4th Baronet, in London on 14 January 1896. By his first wife, he had one daughter:
The 24th Baron had no children by his second wife. He died in Old Court, County Down.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Sitter: Lieutenant-General Sir Dudley Charles Fitz-Gerald de Ros, 24th Baron de Ros (1827-1907).". Lafayette Negative Archive. http://lafayette.org.uk/ros5044.html.
- "No. 20440". 7 February 1845. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/20440/page/
- "No. 20853". 5 May 1848. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/20853/page/
- "No. 21258". 31 October 1851. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/21258/page/
- "No. 22302". 30 August 1859. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/22302/page/
- "No. 22893". 13 September 1864. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/22893/page/
- "No. 23862". 28 May 1872. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/23862/page/
- "LORD DE ROS DEAD.; The Premler Baron of England Daughter Succeeds to Barony." (PDF). 30 April 1907. http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=FA0E11FC3C5C15738DDDA80894DD405B878CF1D3. Retrieved 22 Apr 2012.
- "de Ros, Baron (Maxwell) (Baron E 1264)." Debrett's Peerage & Baronetage 1995. London: Debrett's Peerage Limited, 1995. pp. 362–363.
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|Colonel of the 1st Life Guards
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