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About Henry Fitzroy, 1st Duke of Grafton

Henry Fitzroy, 1st Duke of Grafton was born on 28 September 1663.1 He was the son of Charles II Stuart, King of Great Britain and Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland.1 He married Lady Isabella Bennet, Countess of Arlington, daughter of Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington and Isabella de Nassau, on 1 August 1672.3 Henry and Isabella were remarried in a religious ceremony on 6 November 1679.3 He died on 9 October 1690 at age 27, killed in action.3 He was buried on 27 October 1690 at Euston, Suffolk, England.3

    Henry Fitzroy, 1st Duke of Grafton was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.).3 He was created 1st Baron Sudbury of Sudbury, co. Suffolk [England] on 16 August 1672, with a special remainder to his younger brother, George.1 He was created 1st Viscount Ipswich, co. Suffolk [England] on 16 August 1672, with a special remainder to his younger brother, George.1 He was created 1st Earl of Euston, co. Suffolk [England] on 16 August 1672, with a special remainder to his younger brother, George.4 He was created 1st Duke of Grafton, co. Northampton [England] on 11 September 1675.1 He held the office of Vice-Admiral of England between 1682 and 1689.1 In 1685 he helped to put down the Duke of Monmouth's rising.5 He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk between 1685 and 1689.1 He held the office of Lord High Constable on 23 April 1685.1 He fought in the Battle of Beachy Head in 1690, where he distinguished himself.5 He fought in the Siege of Cork in October 1690.5 He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.6
    

Child of Henry Fitzroy, 1st Duke of Grafton and Lady Isabella Bennet, Countess of Arlington

1.Charles Fitzroy, 2nd Duke of Grafton+ b. 25 Oct 1683, d. 6 May 1757.3

Citations

1.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 1616. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

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

3.[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 217. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

4.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 281.

5.[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 2, page 1617.

6.[S18] Matthew H.C.G., editor, Dictionary of National Biography on CD-ROM (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1995). Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography.



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Diana, Princess of Wales, was descended from four of King Charles II's illegitimate sons: the Dukes of Grafton, Richmond, St. Albans, and Monmouth (all by different mistresses of the King). Diana's son, Prince William of Wales, second in line to the British Throne, is likely to be the first monarch descended from Charles II.

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Henry Fitzroy, 1st Duke of Grafton's Timeline

1663
September 28, 1663
Whitehall Palace, London, Middlesex, England
1672
1672
Age 8
London - cr. earl of Euston
1683
October 25, 1683
Age 20
Arlington House, Middlesex, England
1683
Age 19
1690
October 9, 1690
Age 27
in battle at Cork, Ireland