Charles Fitzroy 2nd Duke of Grafton

Brief Life History 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 14. He married Henrietta Somerset on 30 April 1713, in Chelsea, 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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Charles Fitzroy 2nd Duke of Grafton
Henrietta Somerset
Marriage: 30 April 1713
Charles Henry Fitzroy Earl of Euston
George FitzRoy Earl of Euston
Cpt. Augustus FitzRoy
Charles Henry FitzRoy-Scudamore
Henrietta FitzRoy
Lady Caroline FitzRoy
Henry FitzRoy
Isabella Fitzroy Baroness Conway Of Ragley, Countess Of Hertford

Sources (13)

  • Charles Grafton, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Charles Fitzroy, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • Charles Duke, "England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988"

World Events (4)

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.

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

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

English: from Anglo-Norman French fi(t)z ‘son’ (from Latin filius), used originally to distinguish a son from a father bearing the same personal name and then conventionalized as a hereditary surname, or short for a surname of which fiz ‘son’ was the first element, for example Fitzhenry and Fitzroy .

Altered form of English Fitch .

German: from a vernacular pet form of the personal name Vinzenz (see Vincent ) or Vitus (see Vito , compare Veit ). Compare also Fietz .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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