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|Gloucester, H.R.H. Prince William Frederick, Duke |
nobleman (age 12, sic) at
TRINITY, Nov. 17, 1787. [Only] s. of H.R.H. Prince William Henry, Duke of
Gloucester [1st of the
latest creation]. B. [Jan. 15, 1776, at Teodolf Palace, Rome]. Matric. Michs.
1787; M.A. 1790; Hon.
LL.D. 1796. Chancellor of the University, 1811-34. F.R.S., 1797. Styled Prince
William of Gloucester
until his father's death, Aug. 25, 1805, when he succeeded to the dukedom of
Edinburgh and to the earldom of Connaught. Entered the Army, 1789; Col., 1st
Regt. of Foot Guards.
Served in Flanders; Commanded 115th Regt.; Major-General, 1795; Col., 6th Foot;
Commanded a Brigade
in the expedition to the Helder, 1799; Lieut.-General, 1799; Col., 3rd Foot,
1806; General, 1808;
Field-Marshal, 1816. K.G., 1794. P.C., 1806. G.C.B., 1815. G.C.H., 1816. Ranger
of Bagshot Walk,
1798. Governor of Portsmouth, 1827. Crown Trustee of British Museum, 1833.
Advocated rights of
negroes in [p.66] parliament and as president of African Institution. Supported
emancipation, but opposed the Reform Bill of 1831-2. 'His intellectual powers
were by no means of a
high order.' Married, July 23, 1816, his 1st cousin, Mary, 4th dau. of King
George III. Died
s.p. Nov. 30, 1834. Buried in St George's Chapel, Windsor. (D.N.B.; G.
Mag., 1794, I.
375; 1816, II. 78; 1835, I. 86; G.E.C.)
|H.R.H. Prince, Duke of William Frederick GLOUCESTER |
Approx. lifespan: 17761834
age=12, sic : Adm nobleman Trinity College 1787:11:17
[Only] s. of H.R.H. Prince William Henry , Duke of Gloucester [1st of the latest creation]
b. Teodolf Palace, Rome, [Italy], 1776:01:15
Chancellor of 1811-34
Styled Prince William of GLOUCESTER until his father's death 1805:08:25
succeeded to the dukedom of Gloucester and Edinburgh and to the earldom of Connaught 1805:08:25
Entered: Army 1789
Colonel: 1st Regiment of Foot Guards
Served in: Flanders ,
Commanded: 115th Regiment
Colonel: 6th Foot
Commanded a Brigade in: expedition to Helder, [Flanders], 1799
Colonel: 3rd Foot 1806
Ranger of: Bagshot Walk, [Surrey], 1798
Governor of: Portsmouth, [Hampshire], 1827
Crown Trustee of: British Museum 1833
Advocated rights of negroes in parliament"/>
Advocated rights of negroes as President of: : African Institution
Supported Catholic emancipation, but opposed the Reform Bill of 1831-32
'His intellectual powers were by no means of a high order'"/>
m. his 1st cousin Mary [4th dau. of King George III 1816:07:23
d. s.p. 1834:11:30
bur. St George's Chapel Windsor, [Berkshire],
Refs: D.N.B. Refs: G. Mag . 1794, I. 375 Refs: 1816, II. 78 Refs: 1835, I. 86 Refs: G.E.C.
[add:]Portraits by Gainsborough, Op. 12, Reynolds, 1780, and Romney, 1791 at Trinity College [:add]
[add:](CP: 1314; Atkinson, 45255)[:add]