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Edmund Maurice Burke Roche, 4th Baron Fermoy

Also Known As: "4th Baron Fermoy", "Edward Burke Roche"
Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Chelsea, London, England
Death: Died in King's Lynn, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of James Roche, 3rd Baron Fermoy; James Boothby Burke Roche, 3rd Baron; Frances Ellen Work and Frances Ellen Roche
Husband of Ruth Roche, Baroness Fermoy
Father of Mary Cynthia Burke Roche; Frances Shand Kydd; Edmund Roche, 5th Baron Fermoy; Mary Cynthia Roche; Francis Ruth Shand and 1 other
Brother of Eileen Roche; Francis George Roche; Cynthia Burke Cary; Eileen Burke Roche; Cynthia Cary and 1 other

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About Maurice Roche, 4th Baron Fermoy

"Edmund Maurice Burke Roche, 4th Baron Fermoy (15 May 1885 – 8 July 1955) was a British Conservative Party politician, an Irish peer and the maternal grandfather of Diana, Princess of Wales."

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Roche,_4th_Baron_Fermoy

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=3449

http://www.geneall.net/U/per_page.php?id=78443

http://histfam.familysearch.org/getperson.php?personID=I56881&tree=Nixon

http://thepeerage.com/p10102.htm

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Citations / Sources:

[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, pages 1413- 1414. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

[S452] #21 The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (1910), Cokayne, George Edward (main author) and Vicary Gibbs (added author), (New edition. 13 volumes in 14. London: St. Catherine Press,1910-), vol. 5 p. 303 fn. (b); vol. 14 p. 319 [FERMOY].


Edmund Maurice Burke Roche, 4th Baron Fermoy was a British Conservative Party politician, an Irish peer and the maternal grandfather of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Roche was born in Chelsea, London, the elder of twin sons of the Hon. James Roche (later Baron Fermoy) and his American wife, Frances Ellen Work. He was educated at Harvard University and graduated in 1909. He returned to England on succeeding to his father's Irish peerage in 1920. He was a naturalized American citizen but resumed British nationality following his succession to the title. He rented Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk from the royal family. At the 1924 general election, he contested and won the local parliamentary constituency, King's Lynn, holding the seat until he stood down at the 1935 general election. He was also elected the town's mayor in 1931. On 17 September 1931, Lord Fermoy married Ruth Sylvia Gill (the youngest daughter of Col. William Gill) at St. Devenick’s, Bieldside, Aberdeenshire and they had three children: Hon. Mary Cynthia (b. 1934), married (1) Hon. Sir Anthony Berry (divorced 1966), (2) Denis Geoghegan (divorced 1980), (3) Michael Gunningham (divorced 1989) Hon. Frances Ruth (1936–2004), married (1) Edward Spencer, Viscount Althorp (divorced 1969), (2) Peter Shand Kydd (divorced 1990) Hon. Edmund James Burke (1939–1984), later the 5th Baron Fermoy, married Lavinia Pitman Lord Fermoy joined the Royal Air Force in 1939 at the start of World War II but when the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for King’s Lynn was killed on active service in 1943, he resigned his commission and stood for re-election. He retired from politics when Parliament was dissolved for the 1945 general election.[3] Lord Fermoy collapsed in a shop at King’s Lynn, Norfolk in June 1955 and died three weeks later.[3] He was succeeded by his only son.

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Maurice Roche, 4th Baron Fermoy's Timeline

1885
May 15, 1885
Chelsea, London, England
1934
August 19, 1934
Age 49
Bieldside
1934
Age 48
1936
January 20, 1936
Age 50
Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
January 20, 1936
Age 50
Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk, England
1939
March 20, 1939
Age 53
March 20, 1939
Age 53
London, England
1955
July 8, 1955
Age 70
King's Lynn, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
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