Richard FitzPatrick, Lord Gowran

FitzPatrick, Richard, Lord Gowran, a distinguished naval commander, born at Castletown, of same family as preceding. Entering the naval service, he was in May 1687 appointed to a command, and signalized himself in several actions against the French. William III. granted him an estate in the Queen's County. In February 1691 he drove ashore two French frigates, and captured their convoy of fourteen merchantmen. In the reign of Queen Anne he assisted in the expedition against Cadiz and in the attack on Vigo. On the accession of George I. he was created Baron Gowran, and took his seat in the Irish Parliament. He died 9th June 1727, leaving two sons, the eldest of whom afterwards became Earl of Upper Ossory.


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