FITZROY, Hon. George Ferdinand (1761-1810), of Highgate, Mdx.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1784 - Jan. 1787

Family and Education

b. 7 Aug. 1761, 1st s. of Hon. Charles Fitzroy. educ. Eton 1775-6. m. (1) 2 July 1784 (after a previous surreptitious marriage in Scotland), Laura (d. 10 June 1798), da. of Hon. Frederick Keppel, bp. of Exeter 1762-78, 2da.; (2) 2 Dec. 1802, Frances Isabella, da. of Lord Robert Seymour Conway, 1s. 2da. suc. fa. as 2nd Baron Southampton 21 Mar. 1797.

Offices Held

Lt. 3 Drag. 1778; capt. 14 Ft. 1780; capt. 41 Ft. 1787; maj. 51 Ft. 1792; lt.-col. 1 Ft. Gds. 1793; col. 1796; col. 34 Ft. 1797- d.; maj.-gen. 1801; lt.-gen. 1808.

Groom of the bedchamber to the Prince of Wales 1783-97.


Fitzroy was returned for Bury St. Edmunds after Henry Seymour Conway, Grafton’s first choice, had been rejected by the borough. There is no record before 1790 of his having spoken in the House, and his name appears in no division list. He vacated his seat for Grafton’s second son, Lord Charles Fitzroy.  He died 24 June 1810.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke