, of Tissington, bart. a descendant of the same fa'mily as the preceding,
, of Tissington, bart. a
descendant of the same fa'mily as the preceding, the son of
William Fitzherbert, of Tissington, esq. was born May
27, 1748, and was educated at St. John’s college, Cambridge, and obtained the degree of M. A. by mandamus,
in 1767. Having studied the law, he was, during seven
years, a practising barrister, but passed the latter part of
his life at his seat in Derbyshire, and took a very active
and useful share in the public business of that county as
one of its magistrates, and as recorder of the borough of
Derby. He was created a baronet Jan. 22, 1784. He was
for some years one of the gentlemen ushers daily waiters
to his present majesty, which he resigned before his death,
which took place July 30, 17S1, in his forty-third year.
He was the author of two small tracts, one entitled “
Maxims,” and the other “
A Dialogue on the Revenue Laws;”
both of which are elegantly written, and display much
useful and practical knowledge and observation, together
with the highest benevolence and zeal for the public good.
A third pamphlet is ascribed to him, “
On the Knighu
made in 1778.” Sir William’s younger brother is the
present lord St. Helen’s.