Catherine FitzCharles

Is your surname FitzCharles?

Research the FitzCharles family

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

About Catherine FitzCharles

Catherine FitzCharles was the acknowleged illigitimate daughter of King Charles 2nd & Catherine Pegge. Born in 1658, she died in infancy … or become a nun.


Little is known about Catherine's life, but she is thought to have become a Benedictine nun at Dunkirk Abbey in Dunkirk, France, like many other highborn Englishwomen during the reign of Charles II.[3] She is believed to have resided there under the religious name, Sister Ophelia, until her death in 1759 at the impressive age of 101.[4][5] However, the shockingly small amount of information available about Catherine FitzCharles leads some to conclude that Catherine died in infancy or early childhood instead.[6]


view all

Catherine FitzCharles's Timeline

London, Middlesex , England (United Kingdom)
Age 101