Edward FitzGerald-Villiers

Edward FitzGerald-Villiers (c. 1654 – January 1693) was an Anglo-Irish soldier in the English Army from the Villiers family.

He was the eldest son of George Villiers, 4th Viscount Grandison and his wife Mary, daughter of Francis Leigh, 1st Earl of Chichester. In 1677 he married the heiress Katherine FitzGerald, through whom he gained substantial property in County Waterford. He adopted the surname of FitzGerald to reflect this inheritance. Their children included:

FitzGerald-Villiers was a Brigadier-General in the Army and Lieutenant-Colonel in the Queen's Regiment of Horse. He also sat in the Irish House of Commons for County Waterford.

He died in 1693, so on his father's death in 1699 his son John succeeded to the viscountcy. In the same year his widow was granted the title Viscountess Grandison as if her late husband had succeeded. She later married General William Steuart.


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