FITZROY, George Henry, Earl of Euston (1760-1844).
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Family and Education
b. 14 Jan. 1760, 1st s. of Augustus Henry, 3rd Duke of Grafton by his 1st w., and bro. of Lord Charles Fitzroy. educ. Harrow c.1770-6; Trinity, Camb. 1776. m. 16 Nov. 1784, Lady Charlotte Waldegrave, da. and coh. of James, 2nd Earl Waldegrave, 6s. 4da. suc. fa. as 4th Duke 14 Mar. 1811; K.G. 20 Dec. 1834.
Ld. lt. Suff. 1790- d.; ranger of Hyde Park and St. James’s Park 1794-1807.
Lord Euston was a Cambridge contemporary, close friend, and political adherent of William Pitt. In 1780 he was a candidate for Cambridge University, but withdrew because he would not have been of age at the general election; in 1784 he owed his success largely to Pitt’s support. In November 1784 he declined Pitt’s offer of the place of vice-chamberlain.1 His only recorded speech was on 5 Jan. 1789, when he proposed W. W. Grenville for Speaker.
He died 28 Sept. 1844.
Ref Volumes: 1754-1790
Author: John Brooke
- 1. Pitt to the King, 8 Nov. 1784, Royal archives, Windsor.