Gen. Lord Charles FitzRoy

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About Gen. Lord Charles FitzRoy

General Lord Charles FitzRoy (17 July 1764 – 20 December 1829) was a British Army officer and politician.

FitzRoy was the second son of Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton and his first wife, Anne, a daughter of Henry Liddell, 1st Baron Ravensworth. After education at Harrow School and Trinity College, Cambridge,[1] he entered the army in 1782 as an ensign. In 1787, he was appointed a captain in the Scots Guards and an equerry in 1788, to Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, under whom he served in Flanders from 1793-4.

In 1795, FitzRoy was appointed an aide-de-camp to King George III with the rank of colonel and promoted to major-general in 1798. From 1798-99, he served in Ireland then in England until 1809, commanding a battalion of the 60th Regiment of Foot from 1804-5. He was appointed colonel of the 48th (Northamptonshire) Regiment of Foot and lieutenant-general in 1805 and general in 1814.

From 1787-96 and again from 1802–18, FitzRoy was Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds (though never actually spoke in the house). He supported Pitt and favoured abolitionism and Catholic Emancipation.

FitzRoy died at his house in Berkeley Square, London in 1829 and was buried at Wicken, Northamptonshire.

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Gen. Lord Charles FitzRoy's Timeline

July 14, 1764
June 20, 1795
Age 30
May 10, 1796
Age 31
June 30, 1800
Age 35
January 2, 1803
Age 38
Ampton, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
June 5, 1805
Age 40
December 20, 1829
Age 65