Lord Edward FitzGerald, Irish aristocrat and one of the leaders of the Society of United Irishmen, a revolutionary organization seeking the independence of Ireland. He died of wounds he received while being arrested in 1798.
He was a cousin of Stephen Maturin’s on his father’s side.
Lady Pamela FitzGerald, wife of Lord Edward FitzGerald. Described by James Dillon in Master and Commander as “the most beautiful woman that ever I saw, and the kindest. None so brave.” Following Lord Edward’s betrayal, arrest and death in Dublin, she fled to Hamburg, Germany where she married the American consul. She and Lord Edward had four children.