Lt-Gen. Charles Fitzroy, 1st Baron Southampton

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Lt-Gen. Charles Fitzroy, 1st Baron Southampton

Also Known As: "Lt.-Gen. Carles Fitz Roy", "1st Baron of Southampton"
Birthplace: Southampton, England
Death: March 21, 1797 (59)
London, England
Place of Burial: Camden/Euston, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Lord Augustus Fitzroy and Elizabeth Fitzroy-Jeffreys
Husband of Anne FitzRoy
Father of Lt.-Col. George Ferdinand Fitzroy, 2nd Baron Southampton; Gen. Hon. Charles FitzRoy; Hon Emily Bagot; Henry FitzRoy; Lt. Gen. the Hon. William FitzRoy and 2 others
Brother of Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton

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About Lt-Gen. Charles Fitzroy, 1st Baron Southampton,_1st_Baron_Southampton

Biographical Summary

Lieutenant-General Charles Fitzroy, was elevated to the Peerage, 17th October, 1780, as Baron Southampton of Southampton, co. Hants. His lordship m. in 1758, Anne, daughter and co-heiress of Admiral Sir Peter Warren, K.B., by whom he had issue, eight sons and five daughters, of whom,

  • George Ferdinand
  • Charles
  • Henry
  • Warren
  • Frederick
  • William
  • Robert
  • Edward
  • Susannah Maria
  • Charlotte
  • Emily
  • Louisa
  • Georgiana

His lordship d. in 1797, and was s. by his eldest son, George Ferdinand.

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 112-113

Family and Education
b. 25 June 1737, 2nd surv. s. of Lord Augustus Fitzroy, and bro. of Augustus Henry, Earl of Euston. m. 27 July 1758, Anne, da. and coh. of Adm. Sir Peter Warren, M.P., of Warrenstown, co. Meath, 9s. 7da. cr. Baron Southampton 17 Oct. 1780.

Offices Held

Ensign 1 Ft. Gds. 1752, lt. and capt. 1756, capt. and lt.-col. 1758; served in Germany as aide-de-camp to Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick 1759-62; col. 119 Ft. 1762-3; 14 Drag. 1765-72; 3 Drag. 1772- d.; maj.-gen. 1772; lt.-gen. 1777; gen. 1793.

Groom of the bedchamber 1760-2; vice-chamberlain to the Queen 1768-82; groom of the stole to the Prince of Wales 1780- d.

Biography Fitzroy was returned for Orford on the Government interest, but played no part in politics until 1762 when, on his return from Germany, he resigned his place at court and joined his brother in opposition. During the negotiations between Cumberland and Pitt in May 1765 he was Grafton’s intermediary with Pitt; and he was appointed to a regiment by the Rockingham Administration.

Naturally he supported the Chatham-Grafton Administration, and became vice-chamberlain to the Queen in 1768, but in 1770 refused the office of vice-chamberlain to the King.1 Hitherto he had always followed Grafton, but now began to go his own way; and after 1775, when Grafton resigned and reverted to Opposition, Fitzroy continued to support North and in 1780 was rewarded with a peerage.

He died 21 Mar. 1797.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790 Author: John Brooke

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Lt-Gen. Charles Fitzroy, 1st Baron Southampton's Timeline

June 25, 1737
Southampton, England
August 7, 1761
September 5, 1762
England, UK
September 13, 1765
December 26, 1770
October 13, 1782
Southampton, Southampton, England, United Kingdom
March 21, 1797
Age 59
London, England
March 30, 1797
Age 59
St. James' Burial Ground, Camden/Euston, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England