Lieut. James Ord

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James Ord

Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: England, United Kingdom
Death: 1872 (83)
Place of Burial: Arlington National Cemetery Arlington Arlington County Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of George IV, alleged, unlikely
Husband of "Miss Becky" Cresap Ord
Father of Pacificus Ord; Maj. Gen. Edward O. C. Ord (USA); Placidus Ord; Dr. James Lycurgus Ord; Col. William Marcellus Ord and 7 others

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About Lieut. James Ord

Numerous news articles at the time of his death claimed he was the son of King George IV and Maria Fritzherbert who married on December 15, 1785. The couple was said to have had two daughters and a son. The son was thought to have been sent to Spain and then to America in the care of the Ord family. The two daughters were thought to be Mrs. Fitzherbert's adopted daughters, Minney Seymour and Maryanne Smythe.

It was said that James Ord bore a striking resemblance to King George IV and that his Georgetown University tuition and fees were paid by the British Legation.

Ord was born in Cumberland, Maryland, the son of James and Rebecca Ord. Family tradition made James Ord the illegitimate son of George IV of England and Maria Fitzherbert[1] but he seems likely to have been the son of Ralph Ord, who was baptised at Wapping, Middlesex, in 1757, the son of John Ord, a factor (agent) from Berwick-upon-Tweed.[

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Lieut. James Ord's Timeline

England, United Kingdom
Age 27
October 18, 1818
Age 29
Maryland, United States
Age 32
Age 33
Age 40
November 25, 1833
Age 44
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Age 83