Lord Frederick FitzClarence


Lord Frederick FitzClarence

Lt.-Gen. Lord Frederick FitzClarence, GCH (9 December 1799 – 30 October 1854) was an illegitimate son of King William IV and his mistress, Dorothea Jordan

Frederick Fitz-Clarence gained the rank of Colonel in the service of the 36th (Herefordshire) Regiment of Foot. On 24 May 1831 he was granted the rank of a marquess' younger son. He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Hanoverian Order (G.C.H.).

On 19 May 1821, he married Lady Augusta Boyle (d. 28 July 1876), the eldest daughter of the 4th Earl of Glasgow. They had two children:

*Augusta FitzClarence (December 1824 – 18 October 1865)
*William FitzClarence (b. & d. 1827)

Military career

While a lieutenant in the Coldstream Guards, FitzClarence commanded a small detachment of Guards to act in support of the police with the arrest of the Cato Street conspirators in 1820. [ [http://books.google.com/books?id=EO-R3EsTRYYC&pg=PA376-IA2&source=gbs_selected_pages&cad=0_2#PPA304,M1 Lord Frederick FitzClarence obituary] "The Gentleman's Magazine", 1855 ] The arrest was not straightforward, and a scuffle ensued. ["Morning Chronicle", Thursday, 24 February 1820, as replicated on [http://www.historyhome.co.uk/c-eight/distress/cato3.htm A Web of English History] ] The "Naval and Military Gazette" (May 1845) identified Sgt James Graham as the man who saved FitzClarence's life. [Chichester, H.M.; "Graham, James (1791–1845)", (rev. James Lunt), "Oxford Dictionary of National Biography", Oxford University Press, 2004 ]

Ancestry

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1= 1. Lord Frederick FitzClarence
2= 2. William IV of the United Kingdom
3= 3. Dorothy Jordan
4= 4. George III of the United Kingdom
5= 5. Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
6= 6. Francis Bland
7= 7. Grace Phillips
8= 8. Frederick, Prince of Wales
9= 9. Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha
10= 10. Charles Louis Frederick, Duke of Mecklenburg-Mirow
11= 11. Princess Elizabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen
12= 12. Nathaniel Bland
13= 13. Elizabeth Heaton
16= 16. George II of Great Britain
17= 17. Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach
18= 18. Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
19= 19. Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst
20= 20. Adolf Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
21= 21. Princess Christiane Emilie of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
22= 22. Ernest Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen
23= 23. Sophia Albertine of Erbach-Erbach
24= 24. James Bland
25= 25. Lucy Brewster

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