Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton, KG was an illegitimate son of King Charles II of England and his mistress Barbara Villiers. A military commander, Henry FitzRoy was appointed colonel of the Grenadier Guards in 1681 and Vice-Admiral of England from 1682 to 1689. He was killed in the storming of Cork during the Williamite–Jacobite War in 1690.
Henry Fitzroy, 1st duke of Grafton, (born September 1663—died Oct. 9, 1690, Cork, County Cork, Ire.), the second illegitimate son of Charles II of England by Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland. After some initial hesitation he was officially recognized and became “the most popular and most able of the sons of Charles II.”.
14/05/2019 · Henry Fitzroy, 1st Duke of Grafton was born on 28 September 1663.1 He was the son of Charles II Stuart, King of Great Britain and Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland.1 He married Lady Isabella Bennet, Countess of Arlington, daughter of Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington and Isabella de Nassau, on 1 August 1672.3 Henry and Isabella were remarried in a religious ceremony on 6 November 1679.3 He died on 9 October 1690 at age 27, killed in action.3 He was buried on 27 October 1690 ...
- Whitehall Palace, London, Middlesex, England
- September 28, 1663
- Private User
- October 9, 1690
Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton KG (28 September 1663 – 9 October 1690) was the illegitimate son of King Charles II of England by Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine. On 1 August 1672 he was married at the age of nine to the five-year-old Isabella, the daughter and heiress of Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington. The wedding ceremony was re...
The Duke of Grafton owned land in what was then the countryside near Dublin, Ireland, which later became part of the city. A country lane on this land eventually developed into Grafton Street, one of Dublin's main streets. He is an ancestor of the Earls Spencer of Althorp, Diana, Princess of Wales, and also Diana's sons, Prince William, Duke of Cam...
Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton KG (28 September 1663 – 9 October 1690) was the illegitimate son of King Charles II by Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine. In August 1672 he was married to Isabella, the daughter and heiress of Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington.
Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton was born 2 September 1663 in Whitehall Palace, England, United Kingdom to Charles II of England (1630-1685) and Barbara Villiers, 1st Duchess of Cleveland (c1640-1709) and died 9 October 1690 Siege of Cork of battle wounds. He married Isabella Bennet...
Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton (1663-1690), Sailor and soldier; son of Charles II Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue Entry Sitter in 14 portraits Second son of Charles II by Barbara Villiers. When he was almost nine he married Isabella Bennet aged about five but this was not binding. They married legally for a second time in 1679.