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Cumberland and Strathearn, Duke of (GB, 1766 - 1790)


Creation: let.pat. 22 Oct 1766


Extinct: 18 Sep 1790


Family name:




The Royal Arms of Great Britain as borne by King George II but without the inescutcheon over the Hanoverian quarter, and overall a Label of five points Argent charged on the centre point with a Cross Gules and on each of the others with a Fleur de lys Azure


On a Coronet composed of two Crosses Pattée and two Strawberry Leaves alternating with four Fleurs-de-lis a Lion statant guardant Or crowned with a like Coronet and differenced with a Label of five points as in the Arms


The Royal Supporters differenced with a like Coronet and Label



HRH Prince Henry Frederick, 1st Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn, KG PC

4th son of HRH Prince Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales (by his wife Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, dau. of Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Altenburg), 1st son and heir apparent of King George II


26 Oct 1745


2 Oct 1771 Lady Anne Horton (b. 24 Jan 1742/3; widow of Christopher Horton, of Catton Hall, co. Derby; d. 28 Dec 1808), 1st dau. of Simon [Luttrell], 1st Earl of Carhampton, by his wife Judith Maria Lawes, dau. and eventual hrss. of Sir Nicholas Lawes, Governor of Jamaica


s.p. 28 Sep 1790


22 Oct 1766 Earl of Dublin, in the Peerage of Ireland, and Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn, in the Peerage of Great Britain


Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg from birth; Ranger of Windsor Forest and Great Park 1766-90; Privy Councillor 1766; Knight of the Garter 1767; entered the Navy 1768: Rear Admiral 1769, Vice Admiral 1770, Admiral 1778 and Admiral of the White 1782; Grand Master of English Freemasons 1782-90


On the death of Prince Henry Frederick the Dukedom of Cumberland and Strathearn became extinct.




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