BRITISH PASSPORT 1792 FITZGERALD LORD ROBERT STEPHEN – PASSPORT TO CROSS SWITZERLAND
… to allow free passage MISTER PAIJOL officer in the regiment of the Marquis of Autichamps serving his Britannic majesty going to join his body Dusseldorf Germany, signed passport valid for two months, BERNE 1 October 1792, signature ROBERT FITZGERALD Minister, good general condition is back with two beautiful wax seals in very good condition some old folds are reinforcements at back of the document, 41 x 30 cm
His father 1st Duke of Leinster was also a quite interesting person
Leinster married the 15-year-old Lady Emily Lennox (6 October 1731 – London, 27 March 1814), daughter of Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond and one of the famous Lennox Sisters, in London on 7 February 1747. She was descended from King Charles II and was therefore a cousin of King George III. The couple had nineteen children!
Seldom you have the chance as passport collector to find such a treasure and masterpiece from the late 18th century. Any passport from this period is rare to find but this one is truly a museums piece which is now a significant document of a superb British collection!