FITZROY, Lord John Edward (1785-1856), of Chapel Street, Audley Square, Mdx.
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Family and Education
b. 24 Sept. 1785, 6th s. of Augustus Henry Fitzroy†, 3rd Duke of Grafton, by 2nd w. Elizabeth, da. of Very Rev. Sir Richard Wrottesley, 7th Bt., of Wrottesley, Staffs., dean of Worcester; bro. of Lord William Fitzroy*, half-bro. of Lord Charles Fitzroy I* and George Henry Fitzroy, Earl of Euston*. educ. Harrow 1797-1803; Trinity Coll. Camb. 1803-5. unm.
Fitzroy replaced his brother William as Member for Thetford on the family interest. On 12 Dec. 1812 he joined Brooks’s Club. In his first Parliament he was, except for a lapse in the last session, a regular if silent supporter of the Whig oppositio