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York and Albany, Duke of (GB, 1760 - 1767)

 

Creation: let.pat. 1 Apr 1760

 

Extinct: 17 Sep 1767

 

Family name:

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Arms:

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 and on each of the others with a Canton Gules

Crest:

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

Supporters:

The Royal Supporters differenced with a like Coronet and Label

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

2nd 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

born

14 Mar 1738/9

died

17 Sep 1767

created

1 Apr 1760 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; Knight of the Garter 1752; entered the Royal Navy as a Midshipman 1758, Captain of the Phoenix 1759, Rear Admiral of the Blue 1761, Vice Admiral of the Blue 1762, Admiral of the Blue 1766; Privy Councillor 1760; Keeper and Lieutenant of the Forest of Windsor 1766

 

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

 

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