Prince George William of Great Britain


Prince George William of Great Britain

Infobox British Royalty|royal
name =Prince George William
royal house =House of Hanover
father =George II
mother =Caroline of Ansbach
date of birth =birth date|1717|11|13|df=y
place of birth =St. James's Palace, London
date of christening =9 December 1717
place of christening =St James's Palace, London
date of death =death date|1718|2|17|df=y
(aged 3 months, 4 days)
place of death =Kensington Palace, London|

Prince George William (13 November 171717 February 1718) was a member of the British Royal Family, an infant son of George II and Caroline of Ansbach, then the Prince and Princess of Wales.

Early life

Prince George William was born at St James's Palace, London. His father was The Prince George, Prince of Wales, the son of the George I. His mother was Caroline of Ansbach, daughter of Johann Friedrich, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach. Twenty-six days after his birth, he was baptised at St James's Palace by either The Archbishop of Canterbury, William Wake, or The Bishop of London, John Robinson. His godparents were his grandfather The King, The Duke of Newcastle (The Lord Chamberlain of the King's Household) and The Duchess of St Albans (First Lady of the Bedchamber to his mother). [ [http://users.uniserve.com/~canyon/christenings.htm#Christenings Yvonne's Royalty Home Page: Royal Christenings] ]

The young prince died at just over three months of age, long before his father acceded to the throne as George II.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

*13 November 171717 February 1718: Prince George William [The [http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/ViewPDF.aspx?pdf=5615&geotype=London&gpn=2&type=ArchivedIssuePage 8] & [http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/ViewPDF.aspx?pdf=5616&geotype=London&gpn=2&type=ArchivedIssuePage 11 February 1718] issues of "The London Gazette" refer to the prince only as "Prince George William"]

Ancestors

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1= 1. Prince George William of Wales
2= 2. George II of Great Britain
3= 3. Margravine Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach
4= 4. George I of Great Britain
5= 5. Sophia Dorothea of Celle
6= 6. John Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
7= 7. Princess Eleanor Erdmuthe Louise of Saxe-Eisenach
8= 8. Ernest Augustus, Elector of Hanover
9= 9. Sophia, Princess Palatine of the Rhine
10= 10. George William, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
11= 11. Eleonore d'Esmier d'Olbreuse
12= 12. Albert, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
13= 13. Princess Sophia Margaret of Oettingen-Oettingen
14= 14. John George I, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach
15= 15. Princess Johanetta of Sayn-Wittgenstein
16= 16. George, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
17= 17. Anne Eleonore of Hesse-Darmstadt
18= 18. Frederick V, Elector Palatine
19= 19. Princess Elizabeth Stuart of Scotland
20= 20. George, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (= 16)
21= 21. Anne Eleonore of Hesse-Darmstadt (= 17)
22= 22. Alexander II d'Olbreuse
23= 23. Jacquette Poussard de Vendre
24= 24. Joachim Ernest, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
25= 25. Countess Sofie of Solms-Laubach
26= 26. Joachim Ernest, Count of Oettingen
27= 27. Countess Anna Sibylle of Solms-Sonnenwald
28= 28. William, Duke of Saxe-Weimar
29= 29. Princess Eleonore Dorothea of Anhalt-Dessau
30= 30. Ernest of Sayn-Wittgenstein
31= 31. Countess Luise Juliane of Erbach

References


* [http://ftp.cac.psu.edu/~saw/royal/r09.html#I328 Henry Churchyard "Royal Genealogies, Part 9"]
* [http://www.anusha.com/pafg746.htm#27414 Sam Sloan "Big Combined Family Trees (pafg746)"]


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