Muriel FitzRoy, 1st Viscountess Daventry
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Muriel FitzRoy, 1st Viscountess Daventry CBE (8 August 1869 – 8 July 1962) was a British aristocrat and the wife of Edward FitzRoy, who was Speaker of the House of Commons from 1928 until his death in 1943.
On 6 May 1943, just over two months after the death of her husband, she was created Viscountess Daventry, of Daventry in the County of Northampton, a viscountcy being the customary retirement honour for Speakers. To date, she was the last peeress to be granted an hereditary peerage.
Edward Fitzroy and Lady Daventry had four children:
- Robert Oliver Fitzroy, 2nd Viscount Daventry (born 10 January 1893, died 7 May 1976)
- Hon Nancy Jean Fitzroy (born 31 May 1894, died Feb 1984)
- Captain Michael Algernon Fitzroy (born 27 June 1895, killed in action 15 April 1915)
- Commander Hon John Maurice FitzRoy Newdegate (born 20 March 1897, died 1976), father of Francis FitzRoy Newdegate, 3rd Viscount Daventry
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