Henry Fitzroy

Henry Fitzroy (1519 - 1536)

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His Grace Henry "Duke of Richmond and Somerset" Fitzroy
Born in Blackmore, Essex, Englandmap
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Husband of — married 28 Nov 1533 (to 22 Jul 1536) [location unknown]
Died in St James, London, Englandmap
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Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset was the illegitimate son of King Henry VIII and Bessie Blount, born sometime in June 1519. [1]

He was given the name "Fitzroy" in public acknowledgement that he was the son of the King. In 1525, as a six year old, Henry FitzRoy was created Earl of Nottingham and Duke of Richmond and Somerset.

The Duke of Richmond and Somerset was appointed Lord Deputy of Ireland 22nd June 1529 [2]

There were several other appointments; Lord High Admiral of England, Lord President of the Council of the North, and Warden of the Marches towards Scotland.

He married Lady Mary Howard in 1533 though the marriage was never consummated.

He died at St. James's Palace, London on 23 July 1536.


  1. Wikipedia : Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset
  2. Wikipedia : List of the Chief Governors of Ireland
  • "Royal Ancestry" 2013 by Douglas Richardson Vol. III. p. 339
  • "Royal Ancestry" D. Richardson 2013 Vol. V pp. 217

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Dear Elizabeth

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posted by Jo Fitz-Henry
Not to be confused with any of his 3 half brothers, Henry! HA
posted by Lindsay (Stough) Tyrie

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