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||William (Hannover) of Cumberland is a member of the royalty, nobility or aristocracy in the British Isles.|
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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.
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- Wikipedia:Prince William, Duke of Cumberland
- Find A Grave Memorial# 31455853
- Source: S10532 Text: Information from Chris Parker <firstname.lastname@example.org> on May 16, 2008 Subject: Pack Family Relations - He is from Chapin, South Carolina
- Source: S3915 Author: Paul Cheshire Page: page 83
- Source: S5920 Text: Pack family file #GS3109- Can be found at the Sumter County Genealogical Society
- Source: S5935 Publication: Grange Books Kingsnorth Industrial Estate Hoo, nr Rochester Kent ME3 9ND
- Source: S89 Text: A Bradham Family History and Genealogy by Janet Bradham Brewster Page: page 82-85, 133
- Find A Grave Memorial# 31455853=== Notes ===
- Note N3109
- 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.
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