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Duke of Cumberland

Duke of Cumberland
Style His Royal Highness
Sir
Residence Royal Lodge
Appointer Monarch of England, and successor states
Term length Life tenure or until accession as Sovereign
Formation 1644
Salary Undisclosed

Duke of Cumberland is a peerage title that was conferred upon junior members of the British Royal Family, named after the county of Cumberland.

Contents

  • History 1
  • List of titleholders 2
    • Dukes of Cumberland, first Creation (1644) 2.1
    • Dukes of Cumberland, second Creation (1689) 2.2
    • Dukes of Cumberland, third Creation (1726) 2.3
    • Dukes of Cumberland and Strathearn (1766) 2.4
    • Dukes of Cumberland and Teviotdale (1799) 2.5
  • Family Tree 3
  • See also 4

History

The first creation, in the Princess Anne, younger daughter of King James II. He also died without heirs, in 1708. Neither of these men, however, was usually known by their peerage title.

The third creation, in the George II. Other titles granted to Prince William were Marquess of Berkhampstead, Earl of Kennington, Viscount Trematon and Baron Alderney. Since the Prince died unmarried and without children, his titles became extinct at his death.

The titles Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn and Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale were later created in the Peerage of Great Britain.

List of titleholders

Dukes of Cumberland, first Creation (1644)

Duke Portrait Birth Marriages Death
The Prince Rupert
House of Wittelsbach
1644–1682
also: Earl of Holderness (1644)
Prince Rupert 17 December 1619
Prague
son of Frederick V, Elector Palatine and Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia
Never Married 29 November 1682
Westminster
aged 62
Nephew of Charles I, died without legitimate issue.

Dukes of Cumberland, second Creation (1689)

Duke Portrait Birth Marriages Death
The Prince George
House of Oldenburg
1689–1708
also: Earl of Kendal and Baron Wokingham (1689)
2 June 1653
Copenhagen Castle
son of Frederick III of Denmark and Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Anne
28 July 1683
1 child
28 October 1708
Kensington Palace
aged 62
Husband of Queen Anne, died without surviving issue.

Dukes of Cumberland, third Creation (1726)

also Marquess of Berkhamstead, Earl of Kennington, Viscount Trematon and Baron Alderney (Great Britain, 1726)
  • George II, but died without issue.

Dukes of Cumberland and Strathearn (1766)

Dukes of Cumberland and Teviotdale (1799)

Family Tree

See also

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