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The Honourable Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy
Governor from 31 March 1837 to 2 November 1841



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Charles Augustus Fitzroy was the eighth Governor of Prince Edward Island since the creation of the Colony in 1763. Charles FitzRoy was born on 10 May 1796, the eldest son of Lord Charles FitzRoy by his first wife, Frances Mundy.

He obtained a commission in the House of Guards, and was at the battle of Waterloo. He retired from active service, and was elected member for Bury St. Edmunds in the British House of Commons.

On 11 March 1820 he married Lady Mary Lennox (died in 1847), daughter of Duke of Richmond and on 11 December 1855 he married Margaret Gordon.

He was appointed Governor of Prince Edward Island on 31 March 1837 and was knighted before his departure. He returned to England in 1841, and was subsequently appointed Governor of the Leeward Islands (1841 - 1845), Governor of South Wales (1846 - 1850), and Governor General of Australia (1850 - 1855). He died in London on 16 February 1858.

Photograph courtesy of PEI Public Archives and Records Office, Reference Number 2320/60-8


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