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  1. Lord Augustus FitzRoy was a British officer of the Royal Navy. He served during the War of the Austrian Succession, and was involved in the capture of the Spanish ship of the line, Princesa, a major prize in the war. He was also the father of Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, who became Prime Minister of Great Britain.

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  2. Augustus FitzRoy. Augustus Henry FitzRoy, 3º duque de Grafton, KG, PC (28 de septiembre de 1735 – 14 de marzo de 1811), conocido conde de Euston de 1747 hasta 1757, estadista y político británico Whig de la época georgiana. 1 . Fue ministro del Interior para el Norte, primer lord del Tesoro y, del 14 de octubre de 1768 hasta el 28 de enero de ...

  3. Augustus Charles Lennox FitzRoy, 7th Duke of Grafton KG CB (22 June 1821 – 4 December 1918), styled Lord Augustus FitzRoy before 1882, was a British Army officer. He was the second son of Henry FitzRoy, 5th Duke of Grafton , and his wife Mary Caroline Cranfield Berkeley, daughter of Admiral the Hon. Sir George Cranfield Berkeley .

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    Augustus Henry FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, KG, PC, styled Earl of Euston between 1747 and 1757, was a British Whig statesman of the Georgian era. He is one of a handful of dukes who have served as prime minister. He became prime minister in 1768 at the age of 33, leading the supporters of William Pitt, and was the youngest person to hold the offi...

    He was a son of Lord Augustus FitzRoy, a captain in the Royal Navy, and Elizabeth Cosby, daughter of Colonel William Cosby, who served as a colonial Governor of New York. His father was the third son of the 2nd Duke of Grafton and Lady Henrietta Somerset, which made FitzRoy a great-grandson of both the 1st Duke of Grafton and the Marquess of Worces...

    In 1756, he entered Parliament as MP for Boroughbridge, a pocket borough; several months later, he switched constituencies to Bury St Edmunds, which was controlled by his family. However, a year later, his grandfather died and he succeeded as 3rd Duke of Grafton, which elevated him to the House of Lords. He first became known in politics as an oppo...

    In later years he was a prominent Unitarian, being one of the early members of the inaugural Essex Street Chapel under Rev. Theophilus Lindsey when founded in 1774. Grafton had associated with a number of liberal Anglican theologians when at Cambridge, and devoted much time to theological study and writing after leaving office as prime minister. In...

    The Duke also had horse racing interests. His racing colours were sky blue, with a black cap.

    Grafton County, New Hampshire, in the United States, is named in his honour, as is the city of Grafton, New South Wales, Australia, the town of Grafton, New York, the unincorporated community of Grafton, Virginia, and possibly the township of Grafton, West Virginia. The Grafton Centre Shopping Mall in Cambridge is also named after him and indeed li...

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    Lord Augustus FitzRoy was born in England, the second son of Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton and Henrietta Somerset. His grandfather, Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton, was the illegitimate son of King Charles II. Lord Augustus was educated at Eton College in 1728.

    FitzRoy served in the Royal Navy and had risen to the rank of lieutenant by 1734. He was commissioned as a captain in 1736. In 1733 he was stationed in the North Atlantic, and in a visit to New York, by virtue of his high birth, he was welcomed by the Governor of New York, William Cosby. He also met the Governor's daughter, Elizabeth, who married L...

    FitzRoy became Member of Parliament for Thetford on 10 February 1739 in a by-election. The constituency was one of those largely controlled by his father. His naval duties sometimes kept him away from parliament, such as during the division on the Spanish convention in March 1739, but voted with the Government against the place bill in January 1740...

    In October/November 1739, Lord Augustus FitzRoy was appointed captain of the 70-gun third rate HMS Orford. On 26 October 1740, a fleet of some 30 ships sailed from England under Admiral Sir Chaloner Ogle to support Admiral Edward Vernon in the West Indies against Spain. HMS Orford, commanded by Captain Lord Augustus FitzRoy, was a part of this flee...

    Captain Lord Augustus FitzRoy met Elizabeth Cosby in 1733,when he visited New York. Her father, William Cosby, was the Governor of New York, and had welcomed Augustus to the city. They were married in March 1734. They had two children: 1. Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton(28 September 1735 - 14 March 1811) 1. Lt.-Gen. Charles FitzRoy, 1st Baron...

    Lord Augustus FitzRoy, like many officers serving in the West Indies at the time, suffered from the tropical fevers and diseases brought on by the poor living conditions and low health standards. The much-reduced fleet returned from Cartagena to Jamaica on 19 May 1741, and FitzRoy died several days later, on 24 May 1741.

    R. Sedgewick, ed (1970). "FitzRoy, Lord August (1716-41)". The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754. 3. Boydell and Brewer. http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1715-175...

  4. 1772-1801. Born on 3 June 1772, he was apparently the fourth son of Augustus Henry Fitzroy, the 3rd Duke of Grafton, who served as the prime minister from October 1768 to January1770, however references to his parenthood are surprisingly scant and it is not clear as to whether he was a brother or half-brother of Admiral Lord Fitzroy.

  5. Lord Augustus FitzRoy (16 de octubre de 1716 - 24 de mayo de 1741) fue un oficial británico de la Royal Navy. Sirvió durante la Guerra de Sucesión de Austria, y participó en la captura del barco español de la línea, Princesa , un premio importante en la guerra.