James (Fitzjames) FitzJames

James (Fitzjames) FitzJames (1670 - 1734)

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James "1st Duke of Berwick-Upon-Tweed, 1st Duque de Liria y Xerica" FitzJames formerly Fitzjames
Born in Moulins, Bourbonnais, Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Saint-Germain-enLaye, Ile-de-France, Francemap
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Philippsburg, Duché de Lorrainemap
Profile last modified | Created 1 Dec 2011
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Categories: Battle of Boyne River, 1 Jul 1690 | The Stuart Army | Jacobite.

British Aristocracy
James (Fitzjames) FitzJames was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.
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Preceded by
First Making
1st Duke of Berwick-Upon-Tweed
1686/87 - 1734
Succeeded by
James Francis FitzJames-Stuart
Preceded by
First Making
1st Duque de Liria y Xerica [Spain]
1707 - 1734
Succeeded by
James Francis FitzJames-Stuart
Preceded by
First Making
1st Duc de FitzJames [France]
1710 - 1734
Succeeded by
Francois FitzJames



James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick-Upon-Tweed was born on the 21 August 1670 at Moulins, Allier, Auvergne, France. He was the illegitimate son of James II Stuart, King of Great Britain and his mistress Arabella Churchill.

He was created 1st Duke of Berwick-Upon-Tweed [England] on 19 March 1686/87. He fought in the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, on his father's side. In 1690 he was attainted, and subsequently forfeited his English titles in 1695.

He was naturalized as a French citizen on 17 December 1703 and was Marshal of France in 1706. He was created 1st Duque de Liria y Xerica [Spain] on 16 October 1707 and was created 1st Duc de FitzJames [France] on 23 March 1710.

He died on 12 June 1734 at age 63 during the Siege of Philippsburg at Philippsburg, Germany, from wounds received in action.


He was married first to Lady Honora Bourke the daughter of William Bourke, 7th Earl of Clanricarde and his wife Lady Helen MacCarty, on 26 March 1695 at Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Île-de-France, France.

He was married for the second time to Anne Bulkeley the daughter of Hon. Henry Bulkeley and Sophia Stuart, on 18 April 1700 at Paris, France.


Child of James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick-Upon-Tweed and Lady Honora Bourke;

  • 1. James Francis FitzJames-Stuart, 2nd Duque de Liria y Xerica. b. 21 Oct 1696, d. 2 Jun 1738

Children of James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick-Upon-Tweed and Anne Bulkeley;

  • 1. Henry James FitzJames, (heir to Duc de FitzJames) b. 15 Nov 1702, d. 13 Oct 1721. Died in his fathers lifetime.
  • 2. Henriette FitzJames b. 16 Sep 1705, d. 3 Jul 1739.
  • 3. Francois FitzJames b. 9 Jun 1709, d. 19 Jul 1764. (2nd Duc de FitzJames)
  • 4. Henry FitzJames b. 8 Sep 1711, d. 1731.
  • 5. Charles FitzJames, (2nd Duc de FitzJames). b. 4 Nov 1712, d. 22 Mar 1787.
  • 6. Laure Anne FitzJames. b. Sep 1713, d. 6 Dec 1766.
  • 7. Marie Emilie FitzJames. b. 9 Oct 1715, d. 3 Jan 1770.
  • 8. Edouard FitzJames. b. 17 Oct 1716, d. 5 May 1758.
  • 9. Anne Sophie FitzJames. b. 1718, d. 25 Apr 1763.
  • 10. Anne FitzJames b. 1720, d. 23 May 1721.


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On 24 Apr 2018 at 20:26 GMT Richard Devlin wrote:

Warning: Check the data.

A birth date (Fitzjames-6 born 21 Aug 1670) should not be within eight months of a sibling's birth date (Stuart-25 born 9 Feb 1671) unless they are twins born within a day of each other.

On 10 May 2016 at 14:01 GMT Kirk Hess wrote:

Can you fix the LNAB? The LNAB needs a capital J -

FitzJames not Fitzjames. Thanks!

On 23 Mar 2016 at 17:22 GMT Kirk Hess wrote:

Stewart-16541 and Fitzjames-6 appear to represent the same person because: I will update Fitzjames-6 - the profile has the wrong name but the bio indicates this particular son of James and his mistress Arabella Churchill

James is 21 degrees from Robin Helstrom, 21 degrees from Katy Jurado and 8 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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