William is best known for his role in the Battle of Culloden and its aftermath. After the defeat of the highlanders in the battle, 16 April 1746, Cumberland ordered his troops to "give no quarter" to the Highland troops. They hunted down and killed survivors, burned their homes, and stole their cattle. The attrocities initiated by Cumberland will not soon be forgotten by those of Highland descent.
Duke of Cumberland; Son of King George II 1683 - 1760 and Queen Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1683 - 1737)
He had several mistresses but never married.
Frederick Prince of Wales (1707 - 1751)*
Anne Hanover von Nassau-Dietz (1709 - 1759)*
Amelia Sophia Eleanor Hanover (1711 - 1786)*
Caroline Elizabeth Hanover (1713 - 1757)*
Prince William Augustus (1721 - 1765)
Princess Mary (1723 - 1772)*
Louise Of Great Britain (1724 - 1751)*
Burial: Westminster Abbey - Westminster - City of Westminster
Greater London, England
Plot: Henry VII Lady Chapel
Death: 31 OCT 1765, Upper Grosvenor Street, London, England
Prince William County, Virginia is named in his honor.
In North America, a noxious weed, Senecio jacobaea, a member of the ragweed family, gets its common name "Stinking Willie" from William of Cumberland.
Field Marshall and Commander in Chief. Some say born 15 April. Marquess of Berkhamstead, Earl of Kennington, Viscount Tremation, Baron of Alderney. Said to have had three illegitimate children by the daughter of a Scottish soldier.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with William by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with William:
House Of Hanover-1 and Hannover-59 appear to represent the same person because: Previous rejection of this merge gave the reason "Project Protected." However, these are certainly duplicate profiles for the same person. Perhaps they need someone with specific permissions to complete the merge. But that's not reason to reject it.