FitzRoy’s ancestors

Photo: House of Grafton Coat of Arms – Hand coloured by heraldic artist Roland Symons

FitzRoy is the surname given to members of the House of Grafton, a line born out of wedlock to King Charles II.

Sir Charles Augustus was nephew to the 4th Duke of Grafton, and his wife, Lady Mary, the eldest child of the 4th Duke of Richmond.  This statement alone is enough for readers to envisage their upbringings.  Grafton and Richmond ancestors served King and country through the centuries, leaving their individual marks.