Lord Augustus Fitzroy


NationalityBritish 
RolesSailor 
Date of Birth1716/10/16HPO
First Known Service1736/11/02CSORN
FatherCharles Fitzroy, 2nd Duke of Grafton (1683-1757)HPO
MotherLady Henrietta Somerset (1690-1726)HPO
WifeElizabeth Cosby - Married 1734/03HPO
SonAugustus, 3rd Duke of Grafton (1735-1811)HPO
SonCharles, 1st Baron Southampton (1737-1797)HPO
BrotherCharles Henry, Earl of Euston (1714-1715)HPO
BrotherGeorge, Earl of Euston (1715–1747)HPO
BrotherCharles (1718–1739)HPO
SisterCaroline [Stanhope] (1722–1784)HPO
SisterHarriet (1723–1735)HPO
SisterIsabella [Seymour-Conway (1726 1782)HPO
Last Known Service1741/05/24CSORN
Date of Death1741/05/24 - Jamaica CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1716/10/16 Appointed LordHPO
1736/11/02 CaptainCSORN
1736/11/021739/11Eltham (40), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
1739/02/101741/05/28Elected a Member of Parliament for ThetfordHPO
17401741/05/28Orford (70), as Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
1740/04/08 Capture of the Princesa 
1741/01/07 Action of 1741-01-07 

Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
HPO History of Parliament online Web Site
CSORN Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner SmithWeb Site
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1603 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook

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Posted by Brian Stephens on Tuesday 29th of April 2014 20:17

The Gentleman's magazine. v. 11 (1741).
On the 24th. died after a few days illness, at Jamaica, Lord Augustus Fitzroy, Commander of his Majesty's ship Orford, much regretted for his bravery and diligence in the service.

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