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Hugh Fortescue, 3rd Earl Fortescue DL (4 April 1818 – 10 October 1905), known as Viscount Ebrington from 1841 to 1861, was a British peer and occasional Liberal Party politician. He was part of the Cambridge Apostles.

He was born in London on 4 April 1818. He was the eldest son of Hugh Fortescue, 2nd Earl Fortescue (1783-1861), by his first wife, Lady Susan (died 1827), eldest daughter of Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby. [1] He was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Devon on 4 March 1839.[2] He entered the House of Commons in 1841 as a member for Plymouth. He lost this seat in 1852, but returned in 1854 for Marylebone, which seat he held until January 1859, when he resigned. In December of that year, however, he was called up to the House of Lords by a writ of acceleration. In 1861, he succeeded to his father's earldom. [1]

He married Georgiana Augusta Caroline Dawson-Damer (1826–1866), granddaughter of John Dawson, 1st Earl of Portarlington, on 1 March 1847. They had fourteen children: Lady Susan Elizabeth (1848-1919), never married. Lady Mary Eleanor Fortescue (1849-1938), married George Bridgeman. Lady Lucy Catherine Fortescue (1851-1940), married Michael Hicks-Beach, 1st Earl St Aldwyn and had issue. Lady Georgiana Seymour Fortescue (1852-1915), married her cousin, Lord Ernest Seymour, son of Francis Seymour, 5th Marquess of Hertford and had issue. Hugh Fortescue, 4th Earl Fortescue (1854-1932). Captain Hon. Sir Seymour John Fortescue, RN (1856-1942), died unmarried. Major Hon. Lionel Henry Dudley Fortescue (1857-1900), married Emily Adam Captain Hon. Arthur Grenville Fortescue (1858-1895), of Hudscott, Chittlehampton, Devon, married Lilla Fane and had issue. Major Hon. Sir John William Fortescue (1859-1933), married Winifred Beech. Brigadier-General Hon. Charles Granville Fortescue (1861-1951), married Ethel Clarke, daughter of Sir Charles Clarke, 3rd Baronet and had issue. Lady Eleanor Hester Fortescue (1863-1864). Alice Sophia Fortescue (1864-1881). Lady Frances Blanche Fortescue (1865-1950), married Archibald Hay Gordon-Duff; their daughter Jane Minney Gordon-Duff married Ronald Roxburgh. William George Damer Fortescue, R.N. (1866-1887).


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