Frederick Richard Chichester (1827 - 1853):
Earl of Belfast and writer
Frederick Chichester was born in Belfast and was educated at Eton. He gave the proceeds of his earliest musical compositions to the relief of the Famine in 1846. He was president of the Classical Harmonists' Society established in Belfast in 1852. He lectured in working men's clubs in Belfast on poets and poetry, and wrote several novels, among which is Two Generations. He also published a book on Naples, where he died. He was Earl of Belfast, which was a courtesy title.
||25 November 1827
||15 February 1853