Maria Fitzherbert

Born Maria Anne Smythe

Daughter of William Smythe, himself a son of Sir John Smythe, Bt. and Constantia Blount

Born: 26. Jul 1756


  1. Jul 1775 Edward Weld (1740- Oct 1775, d. from a fall from his horse)

  2. 1778 Thomas Fitzherbert (30. Aug 1746 - 7. May 1781)

  3. (London 21. Dec 1785 George, Prince of Wales (1762-1830). The marriage was in contravention of the Royal Marriage Act ans was therefore considered legally void ab initio. Nevertheless Mrs. Fitzherbert always considered herself being married to the Prince of Wales and Pope Pius VII declared the marriage valid.)

Issue by second husband:

Died: 27. Mar 1837

Buried: St. John the Baptist’s Church, Kepm Town, Brighton



Source: Valerie Irvine: The Kings Wife: George IV and Mrs. Fitzherbert. London 2005