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PRINCE FREDERICK second son of his present majesty was born 16 Aug. 1763. He was elected bishop of Ofnaburg 27 Feb. 1764. At a chapter of the Bath, held so Dec. 1767, he was invested with the ensigns of that most honourable order, and installed in Henry VII's chapel, as first and principal companion, 15 June, 1772. He was elected a companion of the most noble order of the Garter, 19 June, 1771, and installed at Windsor the 25 of the next month. On the 27 Nov. 1784, he was created duke of York and Albany, in Great Britain, and Earl of Miter, in Ireland. His royal highness is LL. D. F. R. S. a field-marshal, commander in chief of all the king's land forces in the United Kingdom; colonel of the first regiment of footguards; colonel in chief of the sixtieth, or royal American regiment of foot, and of the royal Dublin regiment of Infantry; ranger of St. James's and Hyde Parks, and warden and keeper of the New Forest Hampshire.
     He married, Sep. 29, 1791 Frederica Charlotte Ulrica Catherina, eldest daughter of the late king of Prussia by his first consort, Elizabeth Ulrica Christiana, princess of Burnswick Wolfenbuttle, filler to the present duke.


PRINCE WILLIAM HENRY, third son of his majesty, was born Hug. 21, 1765, and on May 16, 1789, was created duke of Clarence and St. Andrews, in Great Britain, and earl of Munster, in Ireland. He is a knight of the Garter and Thristle, admiral of the Red, anti ranger of Bushy Park.


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