Fitzroy, Robert, 1805-1865

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1805-07-05
Death 1865-04-30
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Epithet: Vice-Admiral; hydrographer

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001161.0x0001c6

Robert Fitzroy (1805-65), vice-admiral, hydrographer and meteorologist, second son of Lord Charles Fitzroy (1764-1829) and Frances Anne, ne Stewart (d. 1810), daughter of the 1st Marquess of Londonderry. Fitzroy served on several ships in the Mediterranean and South America. He was promoted in 1828 to command of H.M.S. Beagle, and was employed on the survey of Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and the Straits of Magellan. A second survey voyage, 1831-1836, included Charles Darwin as naturalist. Fitzroy's sister Frances (1803-1878) married George Rice Trevor (1795-1869), who succeeded as 4th Lord Dynevor in 1852.

From the guide to the Robert Fitzroy: Correspondence, 1816-1852, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

Epithet: Captain; RN

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001161.0x0001c5

Robert Fitzroy was a hydrographer and meteorologist.

From the guide to the Robert Fitzroy papers, 1843-1865, 1843-1865, (American Philosophical Society)

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Subjects:

  • Topography
  • Ships
  • Travel abroad
  • Astronomy
  • Surveys
  • Meteorology

Occupations:

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Places:

  • South America (as recorded)
  • North Pole. (as recorded)
  • Mediterranean Region (as recorded)