Lt-Gen. Charles Fitzroy, 1st Baron Southampton

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About Lt-Gen. Charles Fitzroy, 1st Baron Southampton

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Biographical Summary

Lieutenant-General Charles Fitzroy, was elevated to the Peerage, 17th October, 1780, as Baron Southampton of Southampton, co. Hants. His lordship m. in 1758, Anne, daughter and co-heiress of Admiral Sir Peter Warren, K.B., by whom he had issue, eight sons and five daughters, of whom,

  • George Ferdinand
  • Charles
  • Henry
  • Warren
  • Frederick
  • William
  • Robert
  • Edward
  • Susannah Maria
  • Charlotte
  • Emily
  • Louisa
  • Georgiana

His lordship d. in 1797, and was s. by his eldest son, George Ferdinand.

SOURCE: Burke, Bernard, Sir, 1814-1892. cn; Burke, Ashworth Peter, 1864-1919. A genealogical and heraldic history of the colonial gentry, Vol. I; London, Harrison; 1891; page 112-113

-------------------- Family and Education b. 25 June 1737, 2nd surv. s. of Lord Augustus Fitzroy, and bro. of Augustus Henry, Earl of Euston. m. 27 July 1758, Anne, da. and coh. of Adm. Sir Peter Warren, M.P., of Warrenstown, co. Meath, 9s. 7da. cr. Baron Southampton 17 Oct. 1780.

Offices Held

Ensign 1 Ft. Gds. 1752, lt. and capt. 1756, capt. and lt.-col. 1758; served in Germany as aide-de-camp to Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick 1759-62; col. 119 Ft. 1762-3; 14 Drag. 1765-72; 3 Drag. 1772- d.; maj.-gen. 1772; lt.-gen. 1777; gen. 1793.

Groom of the bedchamber 1760-2; vice-chamberlain to the Queen 1768-82; groom of the stole to the Prince of Wales 1780- d.

Biography Fitzroy was returned for Orford on the Government interest, but played no part in politics until 1762 when, on his return from Germany, he resigned his place at court and joined his brother in opposition. During the negotiations between Cumberland and Pitt in May 1765 he was Grafton’s intermediary with Pitt; and he was appointed to a regiment by the Rockingham Administration.

Naturally he supported the Chatham-Grafton Administration, and became vice-chamberlain to the Queen in 1768, but in 1770 refused the office of vice-chamberlain to the King.1 Hitherto he had always followed Grafton, but now began to go his own way; and after 1775, when Grafton resigned and reverted to Opposition, Fitzroy continued to support North and in 1780 was rewarded with a peerage.

He died 21 Mar. 1797.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790 Author: John Brooke

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Lt-Gen. Charles Fitzroy, 1st Baron Southampton's Timeline

1737
June 25, 1737
Southampton, England
1758
July 27, 1758
Age 21
1761
August 7, 1761
Age 24
August 7, 1761
Age 24
1762
September 5, 1762
Age 25
UK
1765
September 13, 1765
Age 28
1770
December 26, 1770
Age 33
1773
1773
Age 35
1797
March 21, 1797
Age 59
London, England
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