William FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Cleveland

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William FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Cleveland, 2nd Duke of Southampton (19 February 1698 – 18 May 1774) was an English nobleman, styled Earl of Chichester from birth until 1730.

In 1730, he succeeded his father Charles as Duke of Cleveland and Chief Butler of England. In 1731, he married Lady Henrietta Finch, the daughter of Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham. She died in 1742, without having left him children. He thereafter lived a retired life, enjoying his sinecures of Receiver-General of the Profits of the Seals in the King's Bench and Common Pleas, and Comptroller of the Seal and Green Wax Offices. The dukedom became extinct upon his death; however, it was revived for his grand-nephew William Vane, 1st Duke of Cleveland.

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Peerage of England
Preceded by
Charles FitzRoy
Duke of Cleveland
1730–1774
Extinct