Thursday, December 17, 2015

{58} Ruvigny Elaboration: Issue of Horatio Fitzroy of Frogmore Park (1823-1900)

All Souls College, Oxford
The only son of Admiral Lord William Fitzroy, a younger son of the 3rd Duke of Grafton, Horatio FitzRoy (he went by his second given name rather than his first, Francis) attended Balliol College, Oxford, where he became a lifelong friend of the poet Edward Lear. He earned a fellowship to All Souls College, where he studied law from 1847-1850. It was during this period that he married Hon. Gertrude Duncombe, the second daughter of the 2nd Baron Feversham. He was 26 and she was 22, and per Oxford statutes, Horatio had to give up his All Souls fellowship when he married.

Per Dr. Richard Johnston of The Yateley Society, "At first Horatio's seat was Over Worton House, Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, but he also had a house in London. Between 1861 and 1863, he moved to Frogmore Park, where he lived the life of a country gentleman for the remainder of his life. Recruited by his cousin Lord Churchill, commander of Queen's Own the Oxfordshire Yeomanry Cavalry, a volunteer cavalry regiment, he continued as an officer until 1873, achieving the rank of major in 1868, even though he had moved away from Oxfordshire. Like his forebears he enjoyed horses, hunting and the country life. He also liked foreign travel, and was a member of the Travellers Club, members of which had to prove they had travelled 500 miles from London. The nearby proximity of Yateley Common for riding was probably a significant factor in his choice of Frogmore Park as a residence. He had a more serious side, and in addition to his literary and scholastic interests, he supported causes for social improvement. Locally he took a keen interest in Parish affairs. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace for Hampshire in 1863, soon after his arrival in Yateley, and towards the end of his life was created a Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire."

Horatio and his descendants appear in Ruvigny's 1903 Tudor volume on p. 337. This was the first volume in Ruvigny's Plantagenet Roll series, and the marquis gave only years of birth, marriage and death, not even the full vital dates he would provide in the later volumes. So a detailed account of Horatio FitzRoy and his children follows. It's a family group I hope to return to early next year, as the seven spouses of Horatio's children all appear to have interesting ancestry and Edward III descents.
Ruvigny's account of the Children of Horatio Fitzroy on p. 337 of his 1903 Tudor volume
(FRANCIS) HORATIO FITZROY of Frogmore Park, Yateley, Hampshire, b. 6 June 1823 London, bap. 16 July 1823 St Mary Church, Hambleden, Buckinghamshire; d. 20 Mar. 1900 Frogmore Park, bur. 24 Mar. 1900 Holy Trinity Churchyard, Hawley, Hampshire, only son of Admiral Lord William FitzRoy of East Sheen (1782-1857, descended from Charles II) and Georgiana Raikes (1827-1916, descended from Edward III); m. 17 Nov. 1849 St George Hanover Square, London, Hon. GERTRUDE DUNCOMBE, b. 4 Apr. 1827 Westminster, London, bap. 12 May 1827 St Marylebone Parish Church; d. 24 Feb. 1916 Frogmore Park, bur. 28 Feb. 1916 Holy Trinity Churchyard, Hawley, 2nd dau. of William Duncombe, 2nd Baron Feversham (1798-1867, descended from Edward III) and Lady Louisa Stewart (1804-1889, descended from Henry VII), and had issue, two sons and four daughters.

Tombstone of Horatio Fitzroy,
Holy Trinity Churchyard, Hawley
Issue of Horatio and Hon. Gertrude (Buncombe) FitzRoy:

1) (GERTRUDE LOUISA) GEORGIANA FITZROY, b. 9 Dec. 1850 London; d. 17 July 1927 Elverham Hall, Hampshire; m. 5 July 1871 St Thomas Portman Square, London, ROBERT HAMILTON LLOYD-ANSTRUTHER of Hintlesham Hall, Suffolk, b. 21 Apr. 1841 Hintlesham Hall, bap. 31 May 1841 St Nicholas Church, Hintlesham; d. 24 Aug. 1914 Pimlico, London, son of Capt. James Hamilton Lloyd-Anstruther of Hintlesham Hall (1806-1882) and his 1st wife Georgiana Charlotte Burrell (1811-1843), and had issue two sons and one daughter.
Sir Almeric FitzRoy (1851-1935)

2) Sir ALMERIC WILLIAM FITZROY of Eaton Square, London, b. 12 Nov. 1851 Westminster, London; d. 31 May 1935 Eaton Square, bur. 4 June 1935 Holy Trinity Churchyard, Hawley; m. 30 July 1897 St Paul Knightsbridge, London, KATHARINE FARQUHAR, b. 7 Jan. 1865 Westminster, bap. 7 Mar. 1865 St James Church, Westminster; d. 24 Nov. 1933 Eaton Square, bur. 28 Nov. 1933 Holy Trinity Churchyard, Hawley, 2nd dau. of Sir Thomas Henry Farquhar, 4th Baronet of Cadogan House (1838-1916) and Hon. Alice Brand (1840-1925), and had issue, one son and one daughter.

3) KATHLEEN HORATIA FITZROY, b. 27 Feb. 1854 East Sheen, Surrey, bap. 5 Apr. 1854 St Mary Church, Mortlake, Surrey; d. unm. 19 Apr. 1935 Wintney House, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, bur. 23 Apr. 1935 Holy Trinity Churchyard, Hawley, Hampshire.

4) HELEN MARY FITZROY, b. 13 June 1857 Belgravia, London, bap. 13 July 1857 St Michael Chester Square, Belgravia; d. 31 Oct. 1935 Garats Hay Hall, Woodhouse, Leicestershire; m. 14 Oct. 1890 Holy Trinity Church, Hawley, CHARLES MILNES NEWTON of Brompton, b. 11 Apr. 1856 Castle Burke, St Croix, Virgin Islands; d. 18 Jan. 1932 Brompton, London, est son of Francis Rodes Newton of Castle Burke (1827-1886) and Anna Louisa Gyllich (1833-1862), and had issue, one daughter.
St Mary ChurchyardWoodhouse, Leicestershire

5) ESMÉ FITZROY, b. 21 Feb. 1859 Belgravia, London; d. 25 May 1939 Garats Hay Hall, bur. 27 May 1939 St Mary Churchyard, Woodhouse, Leicestershire; m. 1st 19 Oct. 1886 St Peter Eaton Square, London, Hon. MONTAGU CURZON of Garats Hay Hall, M.P. Leicester North 1883-85, b. 21 Sept. 1846 Mayfair, London, bap. 6 Nov. 1846 St James Church, Twycross, Leicestershire; d. 1 Sept. 1907 Garats Hay Hall, bur. 4 Sept. 1907 St Mary Churchyard, Woodhouse, son of Richard Curzon-Howe, 1st Earl Howe (1796-1870) and his 2nd wife Anne Frances Gore (1817-1877), and had issue, one son and one daughter; m. 2nd 26 Oct. 1909 St Saviour Church, Chelsea, London, Rev. (WILLIAM) ARTHUR KING, Vicar of Woodhouse, b. June 1864 Durham; d. 24 Sept. 1950 The Royal Infirmary, Leicester, son of Rev. Charles William King of South Bailey, Durham (1832-1872) and Mary Anne Sophia Douglas (1831-1919).
Fitzroy of Grafton coat of arms

6) CYRIL DUNCOMBE FITZROY of Chelsea, inspector Board of Education and landscape painter, b. 21 May 1861 London, bap. 29 June 1861 St Mary Church, East Barnet, Hertfordshire; d. 9 July 1939 Chelsea, London, bur. 11 July 1939 St Michael & All Angels Church, Bengeo, Hertfordshire; m. 1st 9 July 1903 Oxfordshire, LEILA MARGARET SMITH, b. 20 June 1872 Goldings Hall, Bengeo, bap. 28 July 1872 St Michael & All Angels Church, Bengeo; d. 12 Oct. 1904 Chelsea, bur. 15 Oct. 1904 St Michael & All Angels Church, Bengeo, dau. of Robert Smith of Goldings Hall (1833-1894) and Isabel Adeane (1839-1913), and had issue, one daughter; m. 2nd 25 Apr. 1908 St John the Baptist Church, Great Marlborough Street, London, MARGARET CUNINGHAME DURHAM, b. 22 Feb. 1881 Torquay, Devon; d. 7 Apr. 1948 Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, dau. of Rev. James Samuel William Durham of Ladbroke, Warwickshire (1852-1915) and Anne Duke, and had further issue, one son and one daughter.

The next post will look at the Edward III descents for Horatio FitzRoy's mother, Georgiana Raikes .

Cheers,                                 -------Brad

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