Lady Henrietta FitzJames

Brief Life History of Henrietta

When Lady Henrietta FitzJames was born on 13 January 1669, in Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, her father, King James Stuart, II of England, Ireland and Scotland, was 35 and her mother, Arabella Churchill, was 20. She married Henry Waldegrave on 29 November 1683, in Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 3 April 1730, in Navestock, Essex, England, at the age of 61, and was buried in Navestock, Essex, England.

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Family Time Line

Henry Waldegrave
Lady Henrietta FitzJames
Marriage: 29 November 1683
Sr Arabella Waldegrave
James Waldegrave
Henry Waldegrave
Charles Waldegrave

Sources (3)

  • Henrietta Waldegrave, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Wikipedia-James II of England
  • wikipedia: Henrietta FitzJames

World Events (2)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.

1720 · South Sea Bubble

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.

Name Meaning

Norman, English: relationship name from Anglo-Norman French fiz ‘son’ ( see Fitz ) + the personal name James , ‘son of James’.

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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