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 Henrietta <I>Fitz James</I> Waldegrave

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Henrietta Fitz James Waldegrave

Birth
Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Death 3 Apr 1730 (aged 62–63)
England
Burial Navestock, Brentwood Borough, Essex, England
Memorial ID 72003420 View Source
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Henrietta FitzJames Waldegrave Butler
Eldest of two daughters and four children born to King James II and his XX wife, Arabella Churchill.
She became the wife of Henry Waldegrave, 1st Baron Waldegrave 1661-1689 and son of Charles Waldegrave, 3rd Baronet on 9 Nov 1683 and produced two children:
* Arabella Waldegrave
* James Waldegrave, 1st Earl Waldegrave 1684-1941 British diplomat
Because of his marriage to Henrietta, his station was raised to Baron in 1686 despite the fact she was illegitimate. Henrietta would accompany her father in exile, living at Saint-Germain-en-Laye in France.
After her husband died, annals of history record an involvement with an Irish soldier and politician, Mark Talbot, who, unfortunately, before they were married, made disparaging remarks about James wile drunk and was thrown into the Bastille. His former commanders pleased with the French King Louis XIV to have him released, but by that time, Henrietta was married off to Piers Butler, 3rd Viscount Galmoye, Earl of Newcastle. They were married 03 Apr 1695, and had no additional children.
Bio by Anne Stevens


Inscription

Translation: To God the Best and Greatest, here rests the most illustrious Lady Henrietta Waldegrave, beloved wife of Henry Baron Waldegrave, daughter of King James II and the Most Noble Lady Arabella Churchill, sister of the most mighty prince, the Duke of Berwick.

She was adorned not so much with splendor of birth, but just as much with all the virtues and qualities of mind and body. She died 3rd April A.D. 1730 aged 63. Her dearest son, James, Earl, Viscount, and Baron Waldegrave, placed this memorial sacred to her happy memory.


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