Capt. Lord Augustus Fitzroy

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About Capt. Lord Augustus Fitzroy

Lord Augustus FitzRoy (16 October 1716 – 24 May 1741) was a British officer of the Royal Navy. He served during the War of the Austrian Succession, and was involved in the capture of the Spanish ship of the line, Princesa, a major prize in the war. He was also the father of Augustus Henry Fitzroy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, who became Prime Minister of Great Britain.

Biographical Summary

Hon. Augustus Fitzroy, who was b. 16th October, 1716, m. Elizabeth, daughter of Colonel William Cosby, governor of New York, younger son of Alexander Cosby, Esq. of Stradbally Hall, Queen's Co., and by her (who m. secondly, James Jeffreys, Esq.) he left at his decease, 24th May, 1741, two sons, viz.

  • Augustus Henry
  • Charles (Lieutenant-General)

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

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Capt. Lord Augustus Fitzroy's Timeline

October 16, 1716
September 28, 1735
Age 18
Euston, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
June 25, 1737
Age 20
Southampton, England
May 24, 1741
Age 24