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


Creation: let.pat. 1 Apr 1760


Extinct: 17 Sep 1767


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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


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 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


14 Mar 1738/9


17 Sep 1767


1 Apr 1760 Earl of Ulster, in the Peerage of Ireland, and Duke of York and Albany, in the Peerage of Great Britain


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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