Historical records matching Lt-Gen. Charles Fitzroy, 1st Baron Southampton
About Lt-Gen. Charles Fitzroy, 1st Baron Southampton
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
- Susannah Maria
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.
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
Lt-Gen. Charles Fitzroy, 1st Baron Southampton's Timeline
June 25, 1737
August 7, 1761
September 5, 1762
September 13, 1765
December 26, 1770
March 21, 1797