- Maurice Roche, 4th Baron Fermoy
Edmund Maurice Burke Roche, 4th Baron Fermoy Born Edmund Maurice Burke Roche
15 May 1885
Died 8 July 1955(aged 70) Nationality British Education Harvard University Title Baron Fermoy Predecessor James Roche, 3rd Baron Fermoy Successor Edmund Roche, 5th Baron Fermoy Spouse Ruth Sylvia Gill Children Mary Cynthia Roche (b.1934)
Frances Shand Kydd (1936-2004)
Edmund Roche, 5th Baron Fermoy (1939-1984)
Parents James Roche, 3rd Baron Fermoy
Frances Ellen Work
Relatives Cynthia Roche (sister)
Diana, Princess of Wales (granddaughter)
Life and career
Roche was born in Chelsea, London, the elder of twin sons of the Hon. James Roche (later Baron Fermoy) and his wife, Frances Ellen Work. He was educated at Harvard University, but returned to England on succeeding to his father's title in 1920. He rented Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk from the Royal Family and at the 1924 general election, he contested and won the local parliamentary constituency, King's Lynn, holding the seat until he stood down at the 1935 general election. He was also elected the town's mayor in 1931.
- Hon. Mary Cynthia (b. 1934), married (1) Hon. Sir Anthony Berry (divorced 1966), (2) Denis Geoghegan (divorced 1980), (3) Michael Gunningham (divorced 1989)
- Hon. Frances Ruth (1936–2004), married (1) Edward Spencer, Viscount Althorp (divorced 1969), (2) Peter Shand Kydd
- Hon. Edmund James Burke (1939–1984), later the 5th Baron Fermoy.
Lord Fermoy joined the Royal Air Force in 1939 at the start of World War II but when the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for King’s Lynn was killed on active service in 1943, he resigned his commission and stood for re-election. He retired from politics when Parliament was dissolved for the 1945 general election.
His life was the subject of the book Lilac Days, by Gavan Naden and Maxine Riddington (Harpercollins (ISBN 0-00-719863-9) ), where it was revealed he had a 30 year affair with an American Edith Travis.
- ^ a b Williamson, D The Ancestry of Lady Diana Spencer In: Genealogist’s Magazine, 1981; vol. 20 (no. 6) p. 192-199 and vol. 20 (no. 8) p. 281-282
- ^ a b c The Times, Saturday, Jul 9, 1955; p. 8 col. D
- ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd edition ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- ^ The Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Lord Fermoy
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