no image
Privacy Level: Open (White)

Edgar Stuart (1667 - 1671)

Edgar "Duke of Cambridge" Stuart
Born in St James's Palace, Westminster, London, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Died at age 3 in Richmond Palace, Richmond, Surrey, Englandmap
Problems/Questions Profile manager: Madison Trenary private message [send private message]
Profile last modified | Created 23 Nov 2008
This page has been accessed 2,424 times.

Biography

The House of Stuart crest.
Edgar Stuart is a member of the House of Stuart.

Edgar Stuart was born on 14 September 1667 at St. James's Palace, [1] the son of James, Duke of York, heir to the throne of his brother, Charles II and of James's wife, Anne Hyde. The baby was Christened on 16 September, George Monck Duke of Albemarle and Henry Somerset the new Marquess of Worcester were godfathers and Barbara, Countess of Suffolk was godmother. [2] Less than a month after his birth, on 7 October, he was created Duke of Cambridge, Baron Dauntsey and Earl of Cambridge. [3] Throughout his life he was second in the line of succession to the throne, his three older brothers having died before he was born.

Edgar died on 8 June 1671 aged 3 at Richmond Palace and was buried on 12 June 1671 in Westminster Abbey. [4]

Sources

  • Fact: Also Known As of Cambridge Edgar Duke
  • Fact: Christening (1667) Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London, England
  • Fact: Burial (12 June 1671) Henry VII Chapel Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England
  • Fact: http://familysearch.org/v1/LifeSketch Edgar was the fourth son of James, Duke of York (later James II of England) and his first wife Anne Hyde. On 7 October 1667 he was created Duke and Earl of Cambridge, and Baron of Dauntsey, Wiltshire. He was second in the line of succession to the English and Scottish thrones.

His mother was ill for months following his birth and never fully recovered, though she gave birth twice more to daughters who died before their first birthdays; she died on 13 March 1671. Edgar died at Richmond Palace on 8 June 1671 and was buried in the royal vault in the Henry VII Chapel in Westminster Abbey on 12 June 1671, his coffin placed atop that of his mother.

The town of Edgartown, Massachusetts, on Martha's Vineyard was named in his honor when incorporated in 1671, shortly before news of his death reached North America. Martha's Vineyard was then part of the proprietary colony of New York, gifted to Edgar's father, the Duke of York in 1664 by Charles II.


  • Fact: Also Known As of Cambridge Edgar Duke
  • Fact: Christening (1667) Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London, England
  • Fact: Burial (12 June 1671) Henry VII Chapel Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England
  • Fact: http://familysearch.org/v1/LifeSketch Edgar was the fourth son of James, Duke of York (later James II of England) and his first wife Anne Hyde. On 7 October 1667 he was created Duke and Earl of Cambridge, and Baron of Dauntsey, Wiltshire. He was second in the line of succession to the English and Scottish thrones.

His mother was ill for months following his birth and never fully recovered, though she gave birth twice more to daughters who died before their first birthdays; she died on 13 March 1671. Edgar died at Richmond Palace on 8 June 1671 and was buried in the royal vault in the Henry VII Chapel in Westminster Abbey on 12 June 1671, his coffin placed atop that of his mother.

The town of Edgartown, Massachusetts, on Martha's Vineyard was named in his honor when incorporated in 1671, shortly before news of his death reached North America. Martha's Vineyard was then part of the proprietary colony of New York, gifted to Edgar's father, the Duke of York in 1664 by Charles II.


Sources

  1. Wikipedia [1]
  2. The Diary of Samuel Pepys 16 September 1671 ".......the Duke of York's child is christened, the Duke of Albemarle and the Marquess of Worcester godfathers, and my Lady Suffolke godmother; and they have named it Edgar, which is a brave name. But it seems that they are more joyful in the Chancellor's family, at the birth of this Prince, than in wisdom they should, for fear it should give the King cause of jealousy."
  3. Wikipedia [2]
  4. Wikipedia [3]






Is Edgar your ancestor? Please don't go away!
 star icon Login to collaborate or comment, or
 star icon contact private message the profile manager, or
 star icon ask our community of genealogists a question.
Sponsored Search by Ancestry.com

DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships. Paternal line Y-chromosome DNA test-takers: Have you taken a test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.


Comments

Leave a message for others who see this profile.
There are no comments yet.
Login to post a comment.

Featured Auto Racers: Edgar is 21 degrees from Jack Brabham, 16 degrees from Rudolf Caracciola, 18 degrees from Louis Chevrolet, 19 degrees from Dale Earnhardt, 33 degrees from Juan Manuel Fangio, 15 degrees from Betty Haig, 24 degrees from Arie Luyendyk, 16 degrees from Bruce McLaren, 19 degrees from Wendell Scott, 19 degrees from Kat Teasdale, 18 degrees from Dick Trickle and 25 degrees from Maurice Trintignant on our single family tree. Login to see how you relate to 33 million family members.