A site dedicated to the genealogy of
Maria Anne Fitzherbert
James Henry Adolph Hayward Fitzherbert
Maria Anne Fitzherbert, born July 26, 1756 as a Smythe, was married to the future
King George IV on December 15, 1785. Their marriage was never accepted by the Crown due to the
Royal Marriages Act 1772. However, their marriage was valid in the church and before God.
Maria and George's first son, styled, James Henry Adolph Hayward
came to America about
1832 with his wife and family. Many families of Shattucks and Fitzherberts have
come from this union and live today in the USA.