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Catherine Fitzcharles (abt. 1658 - abt. 1759)

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Catherine "Sister Cecilia" Fitzcharles
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Catherine Fitzcharles, also known as Sister Cecilia" (c. 1658-1759) was the illegitimate daughter of Charles II and his mistress Catherine Pegg.

She became a nun in the Benedictine house at Dunkirk, France. Catherine FitzCharles, born in 1658, was the illegitimate daughter of Charles II of England and his mistress, Catherine Pegge.[1] Her older brother by one year, Charles FitzCharles, was made the 1st Earl of Plymouth by his father.[2] Little is known about Catherine's life, but she is thought to have become a Benedictine nun at Dunkirk Abbey in Dunkirk, France, like many other highborn Englishwomen during the reign of Charles II.[3] She is believed to have resided there under the religious name, Sister Ophelia, until her death in 1759 at the impressive age of 101.[4][5] However, the shockingly small amount of information available about Catherine FitzCharles leads some to conclude that Catherine died in infancy or early childhood instead.[6]

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1. http://thepeerage.com/p10503.htm.

2. Ancestry.com.



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Edward Greene did not marry Catherine until well after the children were born. He and Catherine had no children according to Wikipedia: Charles FitzCharles, 1st Earl of Plymouth
posted by C. Mackinnon

Catherine is 19 degrees from Peter Roberts, 14 degrees from Emma Smith and 8 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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