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George Fitzroy (1665 - 1716)

George "Duke of Northumberland" Fitzroy aka Palmer
Born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married Mar 1686 in Englandmap
Husband of — married 1715 [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died at age 50 in Epsom, Surrey, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 23 Nov 2008
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European Aristocracy
George Fitzroy was a member of the aristocracy in British Isles.


George Fitzroy, was the third and youngest son of Barbara Villiers Palmer, Countess of Castlemaine, later Duchess of Cleveland, and Charles II, King of England and Scotland, and was born at Merton College, Oxford on 28 December 1665. He was baptised on 1 January 1666 at St John the Baptist in Oxford, possibly as George Palmer.

Also as George Palmer, he was second in remainder to his mother's titles, of Duchess of Cleveland, Countess of Southampton, and Baroness Nonsuch, created 3 August 1670. However there never seemed any doubt that he was the King's son.

He was created Earl of Northumberland, Viscount Falmouth, of county Cornwall, and Baron Pontefract, of county York, at the age of 8 years, on 1 October 1674, and Duke of Northumberland on 6 April 1683. He was granted the title of Northumberland, in the possible expectation of his marrying Lady Elizabeth (Betty) Percy, the heir to the Percy estates, but both she and her paternal grandmother objected to him as a bastard.


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