Charles Fitzroy 2nd Duke of Grafton

25 October 1683–6 May 1757 (Age 73)
London, England

The Life Summary of Charles

When Charles Fitzroy 2nd Duke of Grafton was born on 25 October 1683, in London, England, his father, Henry FitzRoy 1st Duke of Grafton, was 20 and his mother, Isabella Bennet Countess of Arlington, was 15. He married Henrietta Somerset on 30 April 1713, in St Luke, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 6 May 1757, in Euston, Suffolk, England, at the age of 73, and was buried in Euston, Suffolk, England.

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Family Time Line

Charles Fitzroy 2nd Duke of Grafton
1683–1757
Henrietta Somerset
1690–1726
Marriage: 30 April 1713
Charles Henry Fitzroy Earl of Euston
1714–1715
George FitzRoy Earl of Euston
1715–1747
Cpt. Augustus FitzRoy
1716–1741
Charles Henry FitzRoy-Scudamore
1718–1782
Henrietta FitzRoy
1721–1735
Lady Caroline FitzRoy
1722–1784
Henry FitzRoy
1725–1725
Isabella Fitzroy Baroness Conway Of Ragley, Countess Of Hertford
1726–1782

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 April 1713St Luke, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (1)

    World Events (4)

    1688 · Glorious Revolution
    Age 5
    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
    Age 37
    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.
    1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted
    Age 69
    Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

    Name Meaning

    Norman, English, Irish: (i) relationship name from Anglo-Norman French fiz ‘son’ ( see Fitz ) + roy ‘king’, ‘son of the king’. It was often taken to imply that the original bearer was a bastard son of the king ( compare Fillary ). (ii) relationship name ‘son of Ruadh’, a Gaelic nickname meaning ‘red’, is also possible.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Fillary
    Fitz

    Sources (12)

    • Charles in entry for Augustus, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Charles Grafton, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
    • Charles Fitzroy, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"

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