FITZROY (afterwards FITZROY SCUDAMORE), Charles (?1713-82), of Holme Lacy, Herefs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1 Feb. 1733 - 1754
1754 - 1768
1768 - 1774
1774 - Mar. 1782

Family and Education

b. ?1713, illegit. s. of Charles Fitzroy, 2nd Duke of Grafton. educ. Westminster, Nov. 1721, aged 8, left 1730. m. 1749, Frances, da. and h. of James Scudamore, 3rd and last Visct. Scudamore [I], div. w. of Henry Somerset, 3rd Duke of Beaufort, 1da. Assumed add. name of Scudamore by Act of Parliament 22 Mar. 1749.

Offices Held

Capt. 5 Ft. 1735; capt. and lt-col. 1 Ft. Gds. 1740, second maj. 1747; ret. 1748.

Master of the King’s tennis courts 1733-62; groom porter 1743-62; deputy cofferer of the Household 1765-70.


Charles Fitzroy was returned by his father, the Duke of Grafton, for Thetford, voting with the Government in all recorded divisions.

He died 22 Aug. 1782.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick