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Lord Augustus Fitzroy


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth16.10.1716HPO
First Known Service14.6.1735CSORN
FatherCharles Fitzroy, 2nd Duke of Grafton (1683-1757)HPO
MotherLady Henrietta Somerset (1690-1726)HPO
WifeElizabeth Cosby - Married 3.1733/34HPO
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 Service28.5.1741CSORN
Date of Death24.5.1741 - Jamaica CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
16.10.1716 Appointed LordHPO
14.6.1735 LieutenantADM 6/15
14.6.173516.10.1735
Grafton (70) 1725-1744
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/15/16
Confirmed 13.4.1736
ADM 6/15
17.10.17352.3.1735/36
Britannia (100) 1719-1750
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/15/16
Confirmed 13.4.1736
ADM 6/15
3.3.1735/3613.4.1736
Grafton (70) 1725-1744
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/15/16
Confirmed 13.4.1736
ADM 6/15
2.11.1736 CaptainCSORN
2.11.173627.2.1739/40
Eltham (40) 1736-1763
British 40 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/41
BWAS-1714
10.2.1738/3928.5.1741Elected a Member of Parliament for ThetfordHPO
28.2.1739/4024.5.1741
Orford (70) 1713-1745
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/15/250
BWAS-1603
8.4.1740 Capture of the Princesa 
7.1.1741 Action of January 7 1741 


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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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