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
Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton - Wikipedia Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton Augustus Henry FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, KG, PC (28 September 1735 – 14 March 1811), 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 .
- Early life
- Early naval service and love life
- Political life
- Command of Orford
- Marriage and family
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.
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 City, 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 marr...
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 2. General Charles FitzRoy, 1st Baron Southampton
Augustus Henry Fitzroy, 3rd duke of Grafton, (born Oct. 1, 1735—died March 14, 1811, Euston Hall, Suffolk, Eng.), British prime minister (1768–70) and a prominent figure in the period of the American Revolutionary War. Grandson of the 2nd duke, Charles Fitzroy (1683–1757), and great-grandson of the 1st, he was educated at Westminster School and Peterhouse, Cambridge. He was secretary of ...
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.
Augustus Henry FitzRoy, tercer duque de Grafton (28 de septiembre de 1735 - 14 de marzo de 1811), llamado conde de Euston entre 1747 y 1757, fue un estadista Whig británico de la era georgiana. Es uno de los pocos duques que se han desempeñado como primer ministro.
Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy, KCB, KH (10 June 1796 – 16 February 1858) was a British military officer, politician and member of the aristocracy, who held governorships in several British colonies during the 19th century. Contents 1 Family and peerage 2 Early life 3 Governor of Prince Edward Island and the Leeward Islands