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The 4th Duke of Grafton.

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

Euston was the son of Augustus Fitzroy, 3rd Duke of Grafton and his wife Anne, daughter of Henry Liddell, 1st Baron Ravensworth. He was educated at Harrow School and Trinity College, Cambridge,[1] 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 and Euston held the seat until succeeding to his father's duchy in 1811.

Family

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:

  • Lady Maria (Mary) Anne (1785–1855), married Sir William Oglander, 6th Baronet and had issue.
  • Lady Georgiana (1787–1855), unmarried
  • Lady Elizabeth Anne (1788–1867), married her first cousin John Henry Smyth and had issue.
  • Henry, styled Earl of Euston, later 5th Duke of Grafton (1790–1863)
  • Lord Charles (1791–1865), married Lady Anne Cavendish (daughter of George Cavendish, 1st Earl of Burlington) and had issue.
  • Lady Isabella Frances (1792–1875), married Henry Joseph St. John (d.1857)
  • Hon. William (1794–1804)
  • Hon. Hugh (1795–1797)
  • Hon. Richard (1798–1798)
  • Hon. Richard (1800–1801)
  • Lord James (1804–1834)

References

Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Charles FitzRoy-Scudamore
Richard Hopkins
Member of Parliament for Thetford
with Richard Hopkins

1782–1784
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Kent
George Jennings
Preceded by
Lord John Townshend
James Mansfield
Member of Parliament for Cambridge University
with William Pitt the Younger 1784-1801

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
with William Pitt the Younger 1801-1806
Lord Henry Petty 1806-1807
Sir Vicary Gibbs 1807-1811

1801–1811
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
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