Birth: 10 October 1827

Place or Registered Place of Birth: co. Kildare. Ireland

Baptism: Not Known

Place of Baptism: Not Known

Death: 19 November 1882 - Aged 55

Place or Registered Place of Death: Cookham, Berkshire

Place of Burial: St. Andrew's Church, Clewer, Berkshire

Father: Augustus FitzGerald, 3rd Duke of Leinster

Mother: Lady Charlotte Augusta Stanhope

Spouse(s): Ursula Lucy Grace Bridgeman

Date of Marriage: 14 December 1861

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: Shiffnal, Shropshire


Gerald Otho FitzGerald (1862–1919)
Ina Blanche Georgie FitzGerald (1864–1910)


Lord Otho Augustus FitzGerald (10 October 1827 – 19 November 1882) was the third son of Augustus FitzGerald, 3rd Duke of Leinster.

In 1858, he was a lieutenant of the Lancashire Hussars.

He was an amateur composer and photographer.

Lord Otho married the former Ursula Bridgeman (d. 1883), the daughter of Vice-Admiral Charles Bridgeman and widow of Lord Londesborough on December 14, 1861. This was regarded by his contemporaries as a fortune-hunting match. He entered the House of Commons in 1865 as member for Kildare, and was sworn of the Privy Council in 1866 and made Treasurer of the Household. He went out of that office when the Liberal government fell, but returned as Comptroller of the Household from 1868 to 1874.

For a while he owned Oakley Court on the Thames, at Bray in Berkshire. He and his wife are buried at St Andrew's Church, Clewer.

Encyclopedia of Nineteenth Century Photography - By John Hannavy
Fitzgerald, Lord Otto Augustus (1827-1882)
Lord Otto Augustus Fitzgerald was a man of many talents. Apart front attending most high society parties and functions. he was also a composer. He composed a piece in the 1840s called The Spirit of the Ball. Fitzgerald married Ursula Luce Grace Bridgeman. formally known as the Dowager Lady Londesborough. on December 14 1861. Fitzgerald held numerous posts in his lifetime: he was a Lieutenant in the Lancashire Hussars, a Treasurer of the Household in 1866 and an MP for Kildare. Fitzgerald was also a founding member of the Dublin Photographic Society. Along with other keen photographers, Fitzgerald regularly attended meetings at the premises of Mr. W. Allen, a local chemist who resided at 48 Henry Street, Dublin. In 1854 the group named themselves the Dublin Photographic Society and Fitzgerald was appointed to be its President. He held this position for four years, from Nov. 1854-1858, From 1857 the society held exhibitions, which continue today. It is the second oldest photography society in the world, and many of its early members went on to immeasurably influence photography and its development. An example of Fitzgerald's own work is an image that he took and limited himself in the inaugural year of the society, entitled 'The Meeting of the Waters, Killarney.'

Otho Augustus Fitzgerald, youngest son of the 3rd Duke of Leinster, by Lady Charlotte, third d. of the 3rd Earl of Harrington. He was born 1827 and was ed. at Carton Maynooth. In 1861 he m. Ursula Lucy Grace, widow of the 1st Baron Londesborough and el. d. of Rear-Admiral the Hon. Charles Orlando Bridgeman. Entered the Rov. Horse Guards Blue 1845, retired as Lieut. 1854. Was Master of the Horse, Aide-de-Camp, and Gentleman-in-Waitingtothe Lord-Lieut, of Ireland from 1855 till 1862. Was Capt. of the London Irish Rifle Vol. and Capt. Lancashire Hussars. Is Treasurer of the Household, a P.C. 1866, and Lieut, in Hoy. Naval Reserve. A Liberal. First elected for Kildare co., July 1865.

Rt. Hon. Lord Otho (Ortho) Augustus FitzGerald