Richard Fortescue, 7th Earl Fortescue

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Richard Archibald Fortescue, 7th Earl Fortescue (14 April 1922 – 7 March 1993) was a British peer, the son of Denzil Fortescue, 6th Earl Fortescue.

He married firstly, Penelope Henderson (d. 1959) on 24 October 1949. They had two children:

  • Charles Hugh Richard Fortescue, 8th Earl Fortescue (b. 10 May 1951)[1]
  • Lady Celia Ann Fortescue (b. 30 December 1957), married David Adams and had issue.

He married secondly, Margaret Stratton, on 3 March 1961 and they were divorced in 1987. They had two children:

  • Lady Laura Fortescue (b. 1 May 1962)
  • Lady Sarah Fortescue (b. 1963)

Lord Fortescue married thirdly, Carolyn Hill in 1989.


  1. ^ Mosley, Charles. Debrett's Handbook: Distinguished People in British Life. Debrett's Peerage Limited. p. 351. ISBN 0-905649-38-9. 

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Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Denzil Fortescue
Earl Fortescue
Succeeded by
Charles Fortescue