Henry Fitzroy

Henry Fitzroy (1663 - 1690)

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Henry "1st Duke of Grafton" Fitzroy
Born in London, Middlesex, Englandmap
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Husband of — married 6 Nov 1679 in London, Middlesex, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Cork and Kinsale, Irelandmap
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Henry Fitzroy was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.
Henry Fitzroy is Notable.
Preceded by
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Duke of Grafton
1675–1690
Succeeded by
Charles Fitzroy
Preceded by
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Earl of Euston
1672–1690
Succeeded by
Charles Fitzroy
British Aristocracy
Henry Fitzroy was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.
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Henry Fitzroy was born [1]on 28 September 1663.[2]He was the illegitimate son of[3]Charles II Stuart, King of Great Britain and Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland. He married Isabella Bennet, Countess of Arlington.[4]Charles II arranged the marriage in 1672, when Henry was nine years old, Isabella,was only five years old.The marriage took place in 1679, when Henry was sixteen and Isabella twelve.

  • He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter .
  • He was created 1st Viscount Ipswich, Suffolk England on 16 August 1672, with a special remainder to his younger brother, George.
  • He was created 1st Earl of Euston, Suffolk Englandon 16 August 1672, with a special remainder to his younger brother, George.
  • He was created 1st Baron Sudbury of Sudbury, Suffolk England on 16 August 1672, with a special remainder to his younger brother, George.
  • He was created 1st Duke of Grafton, co. Northampton Englandon 11 September 1675.
  • He held the office of Vice-Admiral of England between 1682 and 1689.
  • He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk between 1685 and 1689.
  • He held the office of Lord High Constable on 23 April 1685.

Sources

  1. Familypedia - Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton (1663-1690)
  2. The Peerage - Henry Fitzroy, 1st Duke of Grafton
  3. Cracrifts Peerage.co.uk - Grafton, Duke of (E, 1675) Family name: FitzRoy
  4. Grafton-Regis.co.uk - 1st Duke of Grafton 1675-1690

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Fitzroy-76 and Fitzroy-5 appear to represent the same person because: Could you please merge the 2 profiles, thank you
posted by Eric Daly

Henry is 18 degrees from Peter Roberts, 14 degrees from Emma Smith and 7 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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