Edmund Roche, 5th Baron Fermoy

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Edmund James Burke Roche, 5th Baron Fermoy

Also Known As: "Edmund James Burke Roche", "5th Baron Fermoy."
Birthdate: (45)
Birthplace: London, England
Death: Died in Hungerford, West Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
Cause of death: suicide by gunshot
Immediate Family:

Son of Maurice Roche, 4th Baron Fermoy and Ruth Roche, Baroness Fermoy
Husband of Livinia Frances Elizabeth Roche and <private> Stourton (Pitman)
Father of <private> Roche; <private> Stanley (Roche); Patrick Maurice Burke Roche, 6th Baron Fermoy and <private> Roche
Brother of Mary Cynthia Burke Roche and Frances Shand Kydd

Occupation: Baron of Fermoy
Managed by: Carlos F. Bunge
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About Edmund Roche, 5th Baron Fermoy

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Edmund James Burke Roche, 5th Baron Fermoy was an Irish peer.

He was a graduate of Eton and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Roche became 5th Baron Fermoy in 1955 when his father died. He was an elected member of Newbury District Council between 1976 and 1979. He was chairman of Eddington Bindery Ltd, based at the Fermoy family home near Hungerford. He was also a steeplechase jockey.

He was married to Lavinia Frances Elizabeth Pitman (a descendent of Sir Isaac Pitman) and they had four children: Hon. Frances Caroline Burke Roche (31 March 1965) Hon. Elizabeth Burke Roche (27 March 1966 – 2 April 1966) Maurice Burke Roche, 6th Baron Fermoy (11 October 1967) Hon. Edmund Hugh Burke Roche (5 February 1972) Lady Fermoy later remarried to Nigel Edward Corbally Stourton, a grandson of Alfred Stourton, 23rd Baron Mowbray, in 1995

Baron Fermoy and his family have close connections to the British royal family. His mother Ruth was a longstanding member of the Queen Mother's household. His sister, Frances, was the mother of Lady Diana Spencer. As the bride's maternal uncle, Lord Fermoy attended her wedding to the Prince of Wales in 1981.

He was suffering from depression for a long period of time. Roche committed suicide by gunshot at his home, Eddington House, in Hungerford on 19 August 1984. He was 45.

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Edmund Roche, 5th Baron Fermoy's Timeline

1939
March 20, 1939
London, England
1967
October 11, 1967
Age 28
1984
August 19, 1984
Age 45
Hungerford, West Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
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