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York and Albany, Duke of (GB, 1716 - 1728)

 

Creation: let.pat. 5 Jul 1716

 

Extinct: 14 Aug 1728

 

Family name:

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Arms:

The Royal Arms as borne by King George I with the inescutcheon for the Bishopric of Osnabrück (Argent a Wheel of six spokes Gules) over the Hanoverian quarter, and overall a Label of three points Argent each charged with three Hearts Gules

Crest:

On a Coronet composed of Crosses Pattée and Fleurs-de-lis a Lion statant guardant Or crowned with a like Coronet and differenced with a Label of three points as in the Arms

Supporters:

The Royal Supporters differenced with a like Coronet and Label

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HRH Prince Ernest Augustus, 1st Duke of York and Albany, KG

yst. brother of King George I and 6th son of Ernest Augustus, Elector of Hanover, by his wife Princess Sophia of the Rhine, 5th dau. of Frederick Henry, Elector Palatine, by his wife Princess Elizabeth of England, 1st dau. of King James I

born

7 Sep 1674

died

14 Aug 1728

created

5 Jul 1716 Earl of Ulster, in the Peerage of Ireland, and Duke of York and Albany, in the Peerage of Great Britain

note

Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg from birth; President of the Council of Hanover 1714-28; Prince Bishop of Osnabrück 1715-28; Knight of the Garter 1716

 

On the death of Prince Ernest Augustus the Dukedom of York and Albany became extinct.

 

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