John FitzPatrick (1745 - 1818)

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About John FitzPatrick

John, 2nd Earl of Upper Ossory, was one of the great horse racing enthusiasts in the reign of "Mad King" George III.

In January 1765 the 2nd Earl began an affair with Lady Grafton, the unhappy wife of the decadent Duke of Grafton. They had a son in 1768 and eloped, much to Grafton's embarrassment.

The title became extinct, and his sons declared illegitimate because:

by a subsequent marriage, celebrated by a Catholic priest, and therefore invalid according to the English law of the period, though perfectly valid coram Deo, his Lordship, who died at Farming-wood , in 1818, left two sons, viz. John Wilson Fitzpatrick and Richard Wilson Fitzpatrick.

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John Fitzpatrick, 2nd Earl of Upper Ossory's Timeline

1745
May 2, 1745
1758
1758
Age 12
1758
Age 12
1767
April 7, 1767
Age 21
1768
August 23, 1768
Age 23
1769
1769
Age 23
1770
February 24, 1770
Age 24
1774
August 1774
Age 29
1794
August 9, 1794
Age 49
1804
February 23, 1804
Age 58