Octavius Fitzroger

Octavius Fitzroger (Fitz)

b 1735.
Tall, blond, lithe.

Father: Hugh Fitzroger, 2nd Viscount Leyden, 1685-1755.
Mother: Marianne Dovey 1696-
  10 children but of the first 4, 3 died, so she spoiled the one -- Hugh.
  Sister: Sally, lackwit.
  Brother: Hugh.
  Sister Libella (Libby), small and slight, blond.

At 15 had affair with his brother's wife, Orinda.
In subsequent fight, his brother received a head wound and became subject to rages.
Orinda threw herself down the stairs and died. Official story.

Sent into army.
1758 taken out of active service to be aide, but was in fact a skilled bodyguard.
Later becomes friend and then bodyguard to Ash, Marquess of Ashart.
At the end of A Most Unsuitable Man he's made a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber.

Married: Damaris Myddleton.

  Charles, b Dec 1764.

Ash sells them Coldmoor House on the edge of the Cheynings estate. They rename it Carrisford House.
Fitz plans to enter the House of Commons. but in Apr 1765 his brother dies and he becomes Viscount Leyden.

Hero of A Most Unsuitable Man.