George FitzRoy, 4th Duke of Grafton

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The Duke of Grafton.
Charlotte Maria Waldegrave (c. 1800) by Charles Wilkin.

George Henry FitzRoy, 4th Duke of Grafton, KG (14 January 1760 – 28 September 1844), styled Earl of Euston until 1811, was a British peer and Whig politician.

Euston was the son of Augustus Fitzroy, 3rd Duke of Grafton and his wife Anne Lidell.[1] He was educated at Harrow School and Trinity College, Cambridge,[2] where he became a close friend of the William Pitt the Younger. From 1782-84, he was Member of Parliament for Thetford, and in 1784, he and Pitt were elected as MPs for Cambridge University. Euston held that seat until he succeeded his father in the dukedom in 1811. He was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Northamptonshire on 9 May 1803.[3]

Family[edit]

Grafton married Lady Charlotte Maria Waldegrave (1761–1808), daughter of James Waldegrave, 2nd Earl Waldegrave, on 16 November 1784 at Navestock, Essex. They had eleven children:

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Matthew Kilburn, ‘Fitzpatrick , Anne, countess of Upper Ossory [other married name Anne FitzRoy, duchess of Grafton] (1737/8–1804)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oct 2008 accessed 23 March 2017
  2. ^ "Fitzroy, George Henry, Lord Euston (FTSY776GH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ "No. 15666". The London Gazette. 14 January 1804. p. 63. 

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Charles FitzRoy-Scudamore
Richard Hopkins
Member of Parliament for Thetford
1782–1784
With: Richard Hopkins
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Kent
George Jennings
Preceded by
Lord John Townshend
James Mansfield
Member of Parliament for Cambridge University
1784–1801
With: William Pitt the Younger 1784-1801
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Cambridge University
1801–1811
With: William Pitt the Younger 1801-1806
Lord Henry Petty 1806-1807
Sir Vicary Gibbs 1807-1811
Succeeded by
Sir Vicary Gibbs
The Viscount Palmerston
Military offices
Preceded by
Unknown
Colonel of the West Suffolk Militia
?–1803
Succeeded by
Viscount Brome
Preceded by
Viscount Brome
Colonel of the West Suffolk Militia
1803–1808
Succeeded by
William Parker
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Duke of Grafton
Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk
1790–1844
Succeeded by
The Earl of Stradbroke
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Augustus FitzRoy
Duke of Grafton
1811–1844
Succeeded by
Henry FitzRoy