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THE ANCESTRY OF AUGUSTUS HENRY FITZROY, 3RD DUKE OF GRAFTON

 

1  Augustus Henry Fitzroy, 3rd Duke of Grafton

   b 28 Sep 1735, bap 17 Oct 1735, St. Marylebone, Middlesex

   d 14 Mar 1811, Euston, Suffolk

 

Parents

 

2  Augustus Fitzroy, MP for Thetford

   b 16 Oct 1716

   d 28 May 1741, Jamaica

   m Mar 1733/34

3  Elizabeth Cosby

   b 1714, Dublin

   d 22 Dec 1788, Holles Street, London

 

Grandparents

 

4  Charles Fitzroy, 2nd Duke of Grafton

   b 25 Oct 1683, Arlington House, Middlesex

   d 6 May 1757, London

   m 30 Apr 1713, Chelsea

5  Henrietta Somerset

   b 27 Aug 1690

   d 9 Aug 1726, Old Bond Street, Middlesex

6  William Cosby, Governor of New York

   b 26 Jun 1685, Stradbally Hall, Queen's County, Ireland

   d 10 Mar 1736, New York

   m ca 1711

7  Grace Montagu

   bap 24 Jun 1687, St. Margaret, Westminster

   d 25 Dec 1767, Covent Garden, Middlesex

 

Great-grandparents

 

8  Henry Fitzroy, 1st Duke of Grafton

   b 2 Sep 1663

   d 9 Oct 1690, Cork

   m 1 Aug 1672, Goring House, and 6 Nov 1679, Whitehall

9  Isabella Bennet

   b ca 1667

   d 7 Feb 1722/23, bur 15 Feb 1722/23, Euston

10 Charles Somerset, styled Marquess of Worcester

   b Dec 1660, St. Martin in the Fields, Middlesex

   d 13 Jul 1698, bur 16 Jul 1698, Raglan

   m 5 Jun 1682, Wanstead, Essex

11 Rebecca Child

   bap 10 Sep 1667, Wanstead

   d 27 Jul 1712, Chelsea

12 Alexander Cosby of Stradbally

   b

   d 1694

   m

13 Elizabeth Lestrange

   b

   d

14 Edward Montagu of Horton, Northamptonshire

   b 25 Sep 1649

   bur 27 Feb 1690, St. Katharine by the Tower, London

   m bef 1680

15 Elizabeth Pelham

   b

   d

 

Great-great-grandparents

 

16 King Charles II

   b 29 May 1630, Westminster

   d 6 Feb 1685, Whitehall Palace

   Not married to Barbara Villiers

17 Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland

   bap 27 Nov 1640, St. Margaret, Westminster

   d 9 Oct 1709, Chiswick, Middlesex

18 Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington

   bap 6 Sep 1618, Little Saxham, Suffolk

   d 28 Jul 1685, Arlington House

   m 16 Apr 1666, Moor Park, Hertfordshire

19 Isabella de Nassau

   b ca 1631

   d 18 Jan 1717/18, bur 25 Jan 1717/18, Euston

20 Henry Somerset, 1st Duke of Beaufort

   b 1629

   d 21 Jan 1699/1700, Badminton, Gloucestershire

   m 17 Aug 1657

21 Mary Capell

   bap 16 Dec 1630, Hadham Parva, Hertfordshire

   d 7 Jan 1714/15, Chelsea

22 Sir Josiah Child of Wanstead, 1st Baronet

   bap 27 Feb 1630/31, St. Bartholomew by the Exchange, London

   d 22 Jun 1699, Essex

   m(2) (licence Faculty Office 14 Jun 1663)

23 Mary Atwood

   b ca 1643

   d bef 1676

24 Francis Cosby of Stradbally

   b

   d 9 Dec 1665

   m

25 Anne Loftus

   b

   d

26 Henry Lestrange of Moystown, King's County

   b

   d

   m

27 Elizabeth

   b

   d

28 George Montagu of Horton

   bap 28 Jul 1622

   d 19 Jul 1681, bur St. Katharine by the Tower

   m 21 May 1645

29 Elizabeth Irby

   b

   d

30 Sir John Pelham, Baronet, of Halland in Laughton, Sussex

   b ca 1623

   d Halland, bur 20 Jan 1702/03, Laughton

   m 20 Jan 1647, Penshurst, Kent

31 Lucy Sydney

   b

   bur 19 Oct 1685, Laughton

 

 

Sources

 

The Complete Peerage (2nd edition)

The Complete Baronetage

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

The History of Parliament, 1715-1754

The History of Parliament, 1660-1690

Arthur Collins, The Peerage of England (1714)

Arthur Collins, The Peerage of England (1741)

Alexander Jacob, A Complete English Peerage (1766-69)

The New Peerage, 3 vols. (London, 1769)

Neil D. Thompson and Charles M. Hansen, "A Medieval Heritage: The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England", The Genealogist, 2(1981):157-68 and subsequent issues, at 2:161

The Times, 25 Dec 1788 and 18 Mar 1811

The Scots Magazine, 19(1757):219, 29(1767):670

Narcissus Luttrell, A Brief Historical Relation of State Affairs, 6 vols. (Oxford, 1857), 2:121, 4:530

The London Gazette, 29-31 Jul 1712

Lloyd's Evening Post, 28-30 Dec 1767

St. Bartholomew by the Exchange PRs

Transcript of Little Saxham PRs

Transcript of Wanstead PRs

Transcripts of St. Margaret, Westminster, PRs

John Le Neve, Monumenta Anglicana... since the year 1680 (London, 1718), 196-97

“Autobiography of Pole Cosby”, Journal of the Co. Kildare Archæological Society, 5(1906-08)

 

Notes

 

The 1st Duke of Grafton is usually stated to have been a son of King Charles II (see, for example, The Complete Peerage, 6:706-08), but it has also been suggested that Grafton's father might have been Henry Jermyn, Baron Dover. See Anthony Adolph, "'...And in my Lady's Chamber'", Genealogists' Magazine, 27(2001-03):300-05.

 

Number 27 may have been Elizabeth Sandes, and 26 may have died on 20 Jan 1665: see Edith Mary Johnston-Liik, History of the Irish Parliament, 1692-1800, 6 vols. (Belfast, 2002), 5:88-89, and Burke's Landed Gentry (1843), 723.

 

Number 11 died at Chelsea according to The London Gazette of 29-31 Jul 1712, but at Richmond according to The Post Boy of 26-29 Jul 1712.

 

Luttrell seems to suggest that Sir Josiah Child died on 23 Jun 1699 ("at his house in Essex", presumably at Wanstead), but the Wanstead parish registers and Josiah's MI apparently both give the date of death as 22 Jun.

 

L.G. Pine, ed., Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland, 4th ed. (London, 1958), 181, gives the following dates:

13 died in 1692

24 born 5 Jul 1612

25 died in 1673