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date: 09 August 2020

Fitzwilliam, Richard, seventh Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrionlocked

(1745–1816)
  • Lucilla Burn
  •  and Suzanne Reynolds

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Fitzwilliam, Richard, seventh Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion (1745–1816), collector, connoisseur, and museum founder, was born on 1 August 1745 in Richmond, Surrey, the son of Richard Fitzwilliam, sixth Viscount Fitzwilliam (d. 1776), and his wife Catherine Decker (c.1710–1786), eldest daughter of the Dutch-born merchant and political economist, ...

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National Archives of the United Kingdom, Public Record Office, London
H. Walpole, ed. W. S. Lewis & others, 48 vols. (1937–83)