Henrietta FitzJames

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Henrietta Butler (née FitzJames)
Viscountess Galmoye
Spouse(s) Henry Waldegrave, 1st Baron Waldegrave
Piers Butler, 3rd Viscount of Galmoye
Noble family FitzJames
Father James II of England
Mother Arabella Churchill
Born 1667
Died 3 April 1730 (aged 62–63)
Buried Navestock
Religion Roman Catholic

Henrietta Butler, Viscountess Galmoye (previously Henrietta Waldegrave, Baroness Waldegrave, née FitzJames) (1667 – 3 April 1730) was an illegitimate daughter of James Stuart, Duke of York, subsequently King of England, Scotland and Ireland, by his mistress, Arabella Churchill (a sister of the first Duke of Marlborough). During her first marriage, she became Lady Waldegrave, and she later became the titular Countess of Newcastle (in the Jacobite Peerage) upon her second marriage.

Early life and marriage[edit]

She was the older sister of the celebrated James FitzJames, Duke of Berwick. She was brought up a Roman Catholic and married into a family of the same religion, on 29 November 1683, she married Henry Waldegrave, 1st Baron Waldegrave, and by him had two children:

Later life[edit]

She accompanied her father and his queen in their exile and lived some years at St. Germains. After her husband's death in 1689, she was involved with an Irish soldier, Mark Talbot, before she married Piers Butler, 3rd Viscount Galmoye, on 3 April 1695. He had been created Earl of Newcastle in the Jacobite Peerage, the marriage was childless. She died in 1730 and was buried in Navestock.


She is an ancestor of the Earls Spencer of Althorp, Diana, Princess of Wales, and also Diana's sons, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry.