James Fermoy
Irish peerandMember of Parliamentin theHouse of Commons of the United Kingdom
James Fermoy
James Boothby Burke Roche, 3rd Baron Fermoy was an Irish peer and a Member of Parliament (MP) in the United Kingdom House of Commons. He was the great-grandfather of Diana, Princess of Wales.
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1920
    Age 67
    On 1 September 1920 he succeeded his brother as Baron Fermoy.
    More Details Hide Details Just two months later he died at Artillery Mansions, Westminster, London.
  • FORTIES
  • 1900
    Age 47
    He served one term and did not stand in the following general election in 1900.
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  • 1896
    Age 43
    In 1896 he stood as an Anti-Parnellite Nationalist candidate in the Kerry East by-election for a seat in the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
    More Details Hide Details The Nationalists had split into two factions after the party leader, Charles Stewart Parnell was named as co-respondent in a divorce. Roche was supported initially by both the Parnellites and the Anti-Parnellites, until it was revealed that he was himself divorced. During the campaign, Roche denied publicly that he knew of the divorce or that he had deserted his wife and children. Although he went on to win the seat, the opposing Unionist candidate gained the highest vote ever recorded for a Unionist candidate in Kerry East.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1880
    Age 27
    He visited the United States where he met and married the heiress Frances Ellen Work on 22 September 1880 at Christ Church, New York City. The marriage was not a success and they separated in December 1886. She was granted a divorce on the grounds of desertion on 3 March 1891 at Wilmington, Delaware.
    More Details Hide Details They had four children, twin sons and two daughters:
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1852
    Born
    He was born at Twyford Abbey, Middlesex in 1852, the son of Edmond Burke Roche, and his wife Eliza Caroline née Boothby.
    More Details Hide Details He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge.
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