Charles Fitzroy, 2nd Duke of Cleveland was baptised on 18 June 1662 at St. Margaret's Church, Westminster, London, England.3 He was born illegitimately circa June 1662 at King Street, London, England.3 He was the son of Charles II Stuart, King of Great Britain and Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland.3 He married, firstly, Mary Wood, daughter of Sir Henry Wood, 1st Bt. and Mary Gardiner, in 1671.4 He married, secondly, Anne Pulteney, daughter of Sir William Pulteney and Grace Corbet, between 25 October 1694 and 10 November 1694.4 He died on 9 September 1730 at age 68 at St. James's Square, St. James's, London, England.1 He was buried on 3 November 1730 at Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England.4 His will was probated on 17 November 1730.4 He was given the name of Charles Palmer at birth.3 He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) on 1 April 1673.3 He was created 1st Earl of Chichester [England] on 10 September 1675.1 He was created 1st Baron of Newbury, co. Berks [England] on 10 September 1675.1 He was created 1st Duke of Southampton [England] on 10 September 1675.1 He matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, in December 1675.3 He graduated from Christ Church, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, on 18 May 1678 with a Master of Arts (M.A.).4 He succeeded to the title of 2nd Earl of Southampton [E., 1670] on 9 October 1709.4 He succeeded to the title of 2nd Baron Nonsuch, co. Surrey [E., 1670] on 9 October 1709.4 He succeeded to the title of 2nd Duke of Cleveland [E., 1670] on 9 October 1709.5 His last will was dated 24 December 1716. He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.6
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