Diplomatic career – Prince Edward Island

Photo: Government House, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; courtesy of The Honourable H Frank Lewis, Lieutenant-Governlor of PEI

After years of seeking employment as the Crown’s Vice-Regal representative FitzRoy’s diplomatic career commenced in 1837 when he was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Prince Edward Island. It was a difficult time for him as his administration handled the question of escheat.

The children were young adults at this time, Augustus and Arthur having joined the services and George was training to become his father’s private secretary. Mary Caroline would marry Captain Keith Stewart RN before the family moved from the Island.