Prince William, Duke of Gloucester

Born Prince William Henry of Great Britain and Ireland, created Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh in 1864.

Son of Frederick, Prince of Wales (1707-1751) and his wife Augusta, Princess of Saxe-Gotha (1719-1772).

Born: Leicester House, London 25. Nov 1743

Baptised: Leicester House 6. Dec 1743


Married: Pall Mall, London 6. Sep 1766 Maria Walpole (1736-1807), illegitimate daughter of Sir Edward Walpole (1706-1784) by his mistress Dorothy Clement.


Died: Gloucester House, London 25. Aug 1805

Buried: St. George’s Chapel, Windsor

Detlev Schwennicke "Europäische Stammtafeln. Neue Folgen", Vol. I/1, 1998, Vittorio Klostermann; Alison Weir: “Britain’s Royal Families”, Vintage Books 2008; for christening and godparents see Yvonne’s Royalty Home Page