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William FitzRoy KCB, KCH (1782 - 1857)

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R Adm Lord William FitzRoy KCB, KCH
Born in London, Middlesex, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in St George, Hanover Square, Westminster, Londonmap
Descendants descendants
Died in East Sheen, London, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Jul 2015 | Last significant change: 23 Apr 2018
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Categories: British Admirals | HMS Phaeton (1782) | HMS Leviathan (1790) | HMS Sans Pareil (1794) | Battle of Groix | HMS Niger (1759) | HMS Phoenix (1783) | HMS Cambrian (1797) | HMS Seahorse (1794) | HMS Penelope (1798) | HMS Mutine (1797) | HMS Aeolus (1801) | Battle of Cape Ortegal | HMS Macedonian (1810) | Members of Parliament, Thetford | Knights Commander of the Order of the Bath | Knights Commander of the Royal Guelphic Order.

Biography

Lord William FitzRoy, 5th son of the 3rd Duke of Grafton, was an admiral in the Royal Navy, and married Georgiana Raikes in 1816.. Lady William FitzRoy was the sister of Harriet Raikes, who married Stratford Canning in the same year.

"Whitehall June 14 1815. His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, acting in the name and on behalf of His Majesty, has been graciously pleased to nominate and appoint the under-mentioned officers, belonging to his Majesty's naval and military forces, to be Companions of the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath, in conformity with the ordinance relating to the third class of the said Order, as published in the London Gazette of the 2nd of January, 1815.........Captain Lord William FitzRoy.........." [1]

Sources

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  • Wikipedia [2]
  • Burke's PEERAGE (1913), p. 874.
  • Press cutting : The Suffolk Chronicle 23 May 1857 - Death Lord William Fitzroy.—This respected nobleman expired on Wednesday evening, at East Sheen, surrounded by the members of his sorrowing family......."


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