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York and Albany, Duke of (GB, 1784 - 1827)

 

Creation: let.pat. 27 Nov 1784

 

Extinct: 5 Jan 1827

 

Family name:

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Arms:

The Royal Arms as borne by King George III 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 charged on the centre point with a Cross 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 Frederick Augustus, 1st Duke of York and Albany, KG GCB GCH PC

2nd son of King George III by his wife Princess Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, dau. of Charles Louis Frederick, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

born

16 Aug 1763

mar.

29 Sep 1791 in Berlin and 23 Nov 1791 in London Princess Frederica Charlotte Ulrica Catherine of Prussia, Princess Royal of Prussia (b. 7 May 1767; d. 6 Aug 1820), 1st dau. of Fredrick William II, King of Prussia, by his first wife Elizabeth of Brunswick, dau. of Charles, Duke of Brunswick

died

s.p. 5 Jan 1827

created

27 Nov 1784 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; Bishop of Osnabrück 1764-1827; KB 1767; Knight of the Garter 1771; had a distinguished military career: Colonel in the Army 1780, Colonel of the 2nd Troop, Horse Guards 1782-84, Maj General 1782, Lieut General 1784, Colonel of the Coldstream Guards 1784-1805, Commander-in-Chief of the Forces in the United Provinces 1793, General 1793, Field Marshal and Head of the Army 1795, Commander-in-Chief in Great Britain 1798, Captain-General of the Forces 1799, and Commander-in-Chief of the Forces in Great Britain and Ireland 1801-1809 and 1811-27, Privy Councillor 1787; Colonel in Chief of the 60th (Royal American) Regiment of Foot 1797-1827; Colonel of the Grenadier Guards 1805-27; Warden of the New Forest and Keeper of Windsor Forest 1805-27; Field Marshal in the Austrian Army 1814; GCB 1815; GCH 1815

 

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

 

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