Edward Augustus of the United Kingdom von Hanover (Welf, Guelph), Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767 - 1820) MP

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Nicknames: "The Forgotten Son"
Birthplace: Buckingham House, St. James's Park, Buckinghamshire, England
Death: Died in Woodbrook Cottage, Sidmouth, Devon, England
Cause of death: pneumonia
Occupation: Duke of Kent and Strathearn
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About Edward Augustus of the United Kingdom von Hanover (Welf, Guelph), Duke of Kent and Strathearn

"The Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (Edward Augustus; 2 November 1767 – 23 January 1820) was a member of the British Royal Family, the fourth son of King George III and the father of Queen Victoria.

Prince Edward was created Duke of Kent and Strathearn and Earl of Dublin on 23 April 1799 and, a few weeks later, appointed a General and commander-in-chief of British forces in North America, On 23 March 1802 he was appointed Governor of Gibraltar and nominally retained that post until his death. The Duke of Kent was appointed Field-Marshal of the Forces on 3 September 1805. He was the first member of the royal family to live in North America for more than a short visit and the first prince to enter the United States after independence, in 1794."

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a short summary from Wikipedia;

Prince Edward

Duke of Kent and Strathearn

Reign: 23 April 1799 – 23 January 1820 (20 years, 275 days)

Spouse: Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

Issue: Victoria of the United Kingdom

Full name:Edward Augustus

House: House of Hanover

Father: George III of the United Kingdom

Mother: Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Born: 2 November 1767(1767-11-02)

Buckingham Palace, London

Died: 23 January 1820(1820-01-23) (aged 52)

Woodbrook Cottage, Sidmouth, Devon

Burial: St. George's Chapel, Windsor

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http://www.geneall.net/U/per_page.php?id=5334

http://histfam.familysearch.org/getperson.php?personID=I34934&tree=Nixon

http://thepeerage.com/p10078.htm#i100780

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Citations / Sources:

[S3] Marlene A. Eilers, Queen Victoria's Descendants (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987), pages 147-148. Hereinafter cited as Queen Victoria's Descendants.

[S130] Wikipedia, online http;//www.wikipedia.org. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia.

[S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."

[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), pages 287-288. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.

[S105] Brain Tompsett, Royal Genealogical Data, online http://www3.dcs.hull.ac.uk/genealogy/royal/. Hereinafter cited as Royal Genealogical Data.

[S452] #21 The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (1910), Cokayne, George Edward (main author) and Vicary Gibbs (added author), (New edition. 13 volumes in 14. London: St. Catherine Press,1910-), vol. 3 p. 261-262.

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Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn's Timeline

1767
November 2, 1767
Buckingham House, St. James's Park, Buckinghamshire, England
November 30, 1767
St. James' Chapel, Westminster, Middlesex, England
November 30, 1767
November 30, 1767
St. James Palace, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England
November 30, 1767
November 30, 1767
St. James Palace,Westminster,Middlesex,England
November 30, 1767
St. James Palace, Westminster, Middlesex, ENG
1771
July 1, 1771
Age 3
St. James Palace, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England
1789
1789
Age 21
1792
August 10, 1792
Age 24
Quebec, QC, Canada